Hello to all once again.
First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of informative articles on the site lately. Cale and I have both been busy with respective projects, obligations outside of BMR, as well as getting ready for Brickworld Chicago, which begins this week. Normal service should resume sometime after the convention is over.
First off, I’m pleased to announce that Brick model Railroader will be represented by Cale Leiphart at Brickworld Chicago! Cale and PennLUG will be joining forces once again with the Texas Brick Railroad for another epic collaborative layout. If you’re going to Brickworld this year, be sure and check it out. It’s always a great layout packed with some awesome trains.
We’ve also been finalizing plans to release the BMR Boxcar Premium Instructions (finally!) and we have been working to get an in-house store set up. This means no need to go through Bricklink to buy BMR products, all sales will be made on our own site.
You should now be able to access our store from our home page, or by clicking here.
We will have four items for sale at launch, detailed below:
- Pullman Standard PS-1 Boxcar premium Instructions
Yes, it’s true – we’ll finally be releasing our premium instructions for sale very soon (official date and time below). No changes have been made to the product, it includes a labeled box with serial number, printed instructions with history of the prototype and some notes on the instructions, as well as the custom elements and pre-assembled ball bearing elements to be used in the trucks.
We have 20 kits for sale initially. Once they are sold, the order page will be in “back order” mode, and you should get a notification of some sort if the instructions are on back order.
Price for the premium instructions will be $30.
2. BMR 3×3″ Logo Sticker
We have some stickers available for you too. They’re a great way to show your support for the website and the Lego train hobby in general!
Price for the stickers is $1 each.
3. BMR Boxcar Decals
As shown in one of our recent YouTube videos, we’ve teamed up with Andrew Mollmann (a fellow BMR contribuotr) of OKBrickWorks to produce a decal set that can be used on your PS-1 Boxcar. The decals are printed vinyl and very good quality. You can see the decals tested on one of our boxcars in the video above. Buyers will be sent two identical sheets, one for deacaling each side of the boxcar.
Price for the decals will be $10 for a set of two.
4. Wheel sets with bearings
Everything you need to get rolling with ball bearings.
We will have an assembled option, which will include 8 wheels, 8 bearings, 4 axles, 8 washers, and 8 technic bricks, which is enough for one four axle car.
We will also have a single disassembled option, which will include 2 wheels, 2 bearings, and 1 axle.
Price for the assembled set is $12, disassembled is $2.
We have enabled the back-order option for the Premium Instructions, Boxcar Decals, and wheel sets. Once Brickworld is over, we will begin fulfilling back-orders. This will allow us to produce only as much as we need to.
By now you’re probably wondering when all this will be available for purchase. The new official release for all items listed above is Friday, June 16, at 3:00 PM EST. All transactions will be made through our on-site store, NOT Bricklink.
We are also donating a premium instruction kit to the Brickworld Chicago charity auction! BUT, instead of donating a regular instruction kit, we are adding something special. Included in this special edition is all parts needed to build the model! We’re glad to have such a cool item to put towards a great cause. If you’re at Brickworld this week, you’ll definitely want to bid on it.
That said, we’ve already selected our next model to produce premium instructions for. Based on the poll we created earlier this week, we seemed to get more of a response for the USRA 55-Ton Hopper! They will not be out for some time, but we would like to have them out sometime before the end of the year. And for those who would have preferred the tank car, no worries. We’d like to (and plan to) release that one as well.
And lastly, I’d like to thank the community for their patience. We wanted to work out the bugs first and deliver a quality product, and we finally feel we’re able to do so.
Be sure and check back to our store this Friday to pick up a set of premium instructions!
Thanks for the continued support.