IMRC Upgrade Program for 1st & 2nd run Cab Forward May 13, 2013 5:55:06 GMT -8
Post by australianterrier on May 13, 2013 5:55:06 GMT -8
HO CAB FORWARD LOCOMOTIVE (AC-12)
An upgrade program has been put in place for the purchasers of the 1st and 2nd releases of the HO AC-12. The most important feature of the upgrade is installation of a new NorthWest Short Line motor, which has proven to provide optimal operations for the HO AC-12. The upgrade option is available to all purchasers of the HO AC-12 and the necessary work will be done during the next few months.
HO SCALE CAB FORWARD UPGRADE PROGRAM
The 3rd release of InterMountain’s HO Cab Forward steam locomotive (AC-12) is eminent. We expect to be shipping these locomotives in August or September. In the meantime, our upgrade program for the 1st and 2nd release HO AC-12 Cab Forward locomotives is now in place. For those of you who are interested in upgrading your 1st or 2nd release purchase we have enclosed an information sheet to be included with your locomotive when it is returned to us.
During the evolution of this project we have determined that the NorthWest Short Line motor provides optimum performance for the operation of this locomotive. The upgrade program provides for the installation of the NWSL motor in each locomotive that is returned to us. In addition, the gearing ratio was increased from the 1st to the 2nd release, providing for increased operating speed. If you have a 1st release HO AC-12 you have the option of upgrading both the gearing and the motor. Details are included in the enclosed information sheet.
The upgrade process will be very labor intensive, therefore there may be some delays in returning your locomotive to you. We will try to keep you advised of the status of your locomotive on request. While we would like for you to submit your locomotive at your convenience, we will be able to do only limited upgrades for the next 60 to 90 days as we are waiting for some of the replacement parts that will be necessary.
Thank you for your support of InterMountain Railway Company. We obviously have no purpose other than serving you and your fellow modelers. Without you we would not exist. With you we will be able to continue to produce prototypically accurate, highly detailed models in HO, N, and Z scales for the discerning modeler.