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Work at the Foundry

We got a date from the foundry a few days ago. They will be pouring our order the week of 19 September. The order includes our new M/MT-14/19 flange brakes as well as standard tread liners for A-3/4/5 and M/MT-14/19 and S2 cars. It’s a big order consisting of nearly 900 pounds of iron. An…

Blocks, blocks, blocks…

We shipped our last set of M/MT-14/19 blocks on the shelf today. We are behind! Thirty-two more are getting the spar urethane coating. They should be done by Monday morning. This humid weather in New Hampshire this past week has lengthened the drying time. On deck are A Series car blocks as well as our…

The War Comes to Motorcars

So I have learned recently that the supply chain for cast iron is affected by the war in the Ukraine. It seems that the Ukraine is a major supplier of pig iron to the US and Canada. Pig iron is a major component of the more refined cast iron that we use to make brake…

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