Railway Classics 'on hold'
For those of you considering Railway Classics/Shoreham Shops for your next
CN Super Continental or CP / VIA Canadian, this update from their website
might be of unfortunate interest.
"7/22/06 - Announcement. Late last fall, Ajin informed us that they are no
longer interested in building passenger cars for us, but were willing to
continue to work on the EMD E-unit project but at a much higher price. We
have been seeking replacement builders for our passenger car projects who
will meet our demanding quality requirements and do so for a reasonable
price. Unfortunately, even after a trip to South Korea, we have not been
able to come to agreeable terms with any of the builders on price,
especially in light of the unfavorable exchange rate. Due to this impasse,
we have decided to place Railway Classics in "hibernation mode," placing our
current projects on hold and cutting our expenses to a bare minimum until
the business climate improves. David has taken a full-time job away from
Railway Classics, but David and Doug are still continuing to handle Railway
Classics business on a limited, part-time basis, continuing to take and
fulfill orders for in stock items. We have no plans to cancel any of our HO
scale projects and will continue to take reservations on them.
Unfortunately, due to very low reservation levels, we are canceling all of
our N scale projects. Refunds on the N scale Creek Series Observation
deposits will be refunded to our Dealers shortly. We value our Dealers and
our customers and ask for your patience and understanding during this time.