NorthWest Short Line Closing

Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby Richard-B » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:33 am

TinGoat wrote:We need an under-employed Tool and Die Machinist that could do Model Railroad stuff on the side...
...or one who took early retirement so he can sustain NWSL for the next 20 years!
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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby Tom Dempsey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:21 pm

When the wailing, moaning, and gnashing of teeth has quieted down a little more, remember that both SDP-SI and Boston Gear still exist, as well as their competitors.
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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby Bernd » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:34 pm

Both SDP-SI and Boston Gear have gearing but they are industrial by nature. The smallest bore size I could find form SDP-SI is .125". Our models use smaller bores on their gearing. Boston gear doesn't seem to have a list of gears the individual can buy. I believe they are more of a commercial outfit and do not cater to the public.

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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby Tom Dempsey » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:23 pm

I have not experienced those issues in my limited dealings with them.
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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby TiTan downunder » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:12 am

This has been mentioned on another couple of forums already -

copied from the web site;-

NorthWest Short Line Press Release
For Immediate Release (August 19, 2019

NorthWest Short Line is pleased to announce that the entire line has been acquired by an NWSL employee, effective September 3rd, 2019. All existing back orders will be filled, and NWSL will be open to new orders as soon as the new websites are rolled out; the primary website nwsl.com will carry forward as the primary contact point. The line is expected to carry forward largely unchanged although the company will no longer offer phone support. NWSL will be headquartered in Kila, Montana, located near Kalispell, and the new address is PO Box 219, Kila, MT 59920. Email contact is through the website.

Good news all round.

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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 am

TiTan downunder wrote:This has been mentioned on another couple of forums already -

copied from the web site;-

NorthWest Short Line Press Release
For Immediate Release (August 19, 2019

NorthWest Short Line is pleased to announce that the entire line has been acquired by an NWSL employee, effective September 3rd, 2019. All existing back orders will be filled, and NWSL will be open to new orders as soon as the new websites are rolled out; the primary website nwsl.com will carry forward as the primary contact point. The line is expected to carry forward largely unchanged although the company will no longer offer phone support. NWSL will be headquartered in Kila, Montana, located near Kalispell, and the new address is PO Box 219, Kila, MT 59920. Email contact is through the website.

Good news all round.

Ian

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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Postby Richard-B » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:51 pm

Remember...
David Rygmyr was the SECOND owner of NWSL... it was founded and run by Fred Martin in Seattle for several decades. David bought NWSL in 2008... and moved the production to Montana.

The loss of Lynda Rygmyr, who passed recently is tragic; She was the epitome of friendly service at the far end of a phone call or eMail message.

It is good to hear that an NWSL employee will be at the helm... this provides some much-needed continuity.
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