Coming December 2020
As many have noticed, our latest Gazette Ad announces some uber cool kits coming out this season. While COVID did impact our delivery schedule, we are actually not that far off the mark as far as scheds go. At this point, many of the raw materials and components are in house and ready to go. There are a few key components that we are waiting for. Expect to see these kits mid December in all their glory. Thanks for the patience!
We are Leadville Designs, your boutique supplier of finescale models. Our goal is to provide the finest model railroad products in all scales. Using the latest computer driven technologies, our products are designed and virtually tested in 2D or 3D CAD environments extensively before being made available. All our products are based on builder’s blue prints, library sourced data, and photo resources. If any of this sounds familiar, it should! Leadville Designs is a spinoff of The Leadville Shops and is piloted by Bill Meredith.
All of our products are domestically produced and sourced using only the finest materials and suppliers.
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Uintah #21 in On3 in gleaming Brass!
A long term project that is well under way is our custom in house run of the Uintah RR #21 0-6-2 tank locos in On3. Current release date is early 2021.
The locomotive has been designed in 3D CAD and the various subcomponents drawn out from that. The frames were CNC cut from brass, the drivers, rims, and gear train are in hand, as well as the castings for the cylinders, pilot, pilot beam and frame detail are complete and on display. A key feature of these models will be the working and complete Stephanson Valve Gear. In the future, more components will be CNC machined as well as cast. The drive is complete and features a large Faulhaber coreless motor with ball bearing gearbox designed exclusively for this model
Exclusive & Domestic
Note that these exclusive models are produced 100% domestically and lovingly hand assembled in our shop.
Only 10 will be produced. Target price for these numbered, painted, and DCC equipped masterpieces will be approximately $3700 each. Watch this space for news and images as the project progresses.