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Update - 18 December 2006

Hi folks,

I just wanted to give you an update on the SDF40-2 project.

1) Thank you all who have gotten their deposits into me. We are still
short funds to get this project to the master builder. If you have
not received payment arrangements from me for your down payment
please let me know and I will get either a .PDF invoice or a PayPal
invoice to you. I am hoping to get a check off to the master builder
by this week so your assistance is much appreciated.

2) Variants - we have decided to market this kit differently than I
had originally proposed:

-          HL-14 will now be the SDP40F Amtrak Variant. It will have
the peaked nose, no stepwell notch and steam generator details
-          HL-29 will be the SDF40-2 Santa Fe Variant. It will have
the flat nose, notched stepwell, no steam generator details and an
insert to allow the modeler to model the non-notched stepwell
variant. The HL-29 will encompass any other changes that were made
after they purchased the units from Amtrak.

  Your commitment orders will be adjusted accordingly. If anyone would
like to change their orders based on this new information, please do
not hesitate to ask.

3) Chassis - An Athearn Genesis SD50 has been shipped to the master
builder for use in building the body shells.

That's about it. Thanks again for all your support and your deposits.
I wish you all the best over the holidays and look forward to
delivering SDP40F/SDF40-2's to you in the New Year.

John Whitmore
Kaslo Shops Distributing

1950 Santa Fe Calendar Art Kaslo Shops Distributing is producing an SDF40-2 Locomotive Shell in HO Scale. We require between a commitment of 100 units to make this project viable.

The following is what we are producing:

  • one piece resin body
  • additional cast resin details
  • stainless steel etched details
  • etched window glazing
  • notched nose or non-notched nose
  • will fit on Athearn SD50 chassis

    This kit would be an undecorated unit with a proposed retail price of USD$89.95.

    As mentioned, we require a commitment of 100 units before we
    can release this project. If you are interested in purchasing one of these kits, I
    will require the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Quantity of Units

    Please e-mail your information to If you would like to see
    pictures of our other projects, please visit our website at

    Once we have achieved our minimum order amount (100 units), I will contact each
    of you and ask for a USD$45.00 down payment for each shell ordered. The expected release date is April 2007.

    If you would like to see Santa Fe SDF40-2's on your layout - drop us an e-mail
    Thanks for your support.

    John Whitmore
    Kaslo Shops Distributing

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