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ME Models is making a fully functional model railway system that can compliment the current LEGO® Gauge railway offering.
260 backers pledged $87,357 to help bring this project to life.

Holiday Update

Posted by ME Models (Creator)
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Happy Holidays from ME Models! With that said, we thought we would drop a few lines with an update of where we are at with the project.

First of all, we would like to thank everyone again for their tremendous patience and understanding. As we have said throughout the year, we will be completing our project. Everyone who supported the project will receive their reward per pledge level. Unfortunately, our timeline has been stretched and has taken us a lot longer to product a product that we know everyone wants and expects.

As of December 17, 2015 we are now completing the remaining orders for the ABS plastic rail system. We are picking up a very large parts order from our manufacturer on Tuesday December 22. We have the Holidays and the New Year upon us. We will be working throughout those vacation days to package and ship the plastic reward pledges that we owe.

For those of you that have pledged for metal rewards, we want to let you know that we have been diligently working on our metal rail production. As stated earlier, holding the tolerances has been the biggest issue. As we were testing and re-testing the tolerances, another concept emerged and our ME engineering team developed a second metal rail system in tandem over the past six months. We now have a 9-volt rail system.

As of December 17, 2015 we are going forward with the procurement of the materials needed to manufacture the system. Manufacturing will begin shortly and we will update you with expected shipping dates as we build inventory.

Thank you once again for all your patience. We sincerely appreciate the loyal support from all our hobbyist friends in the building community.

Kind Regards, ME Models

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      Karl Reinsch
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      Any news? This update states that you would have been shipping over the holidays, but I have yet to see delivery of my quite large pledge.

    2. Rob Bender on

      Still waiting for my ABS-only order as well. Any more news?

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      Junol AS on

      Still haven't got my ABS rails, I only ordered ABS. What's the status now?

    4. Snake on

      how long I have to wait?

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      Kai on

      An update would be appreciated.

      Also, +1 for Matt's comment about separate shipping. I would be happy to cover the cost for shipping the plastic rails separately.

    6. Matt Sailors on

      Are you still firm in your plans to not ship plastic and metal rail pledges / orders separately?
      I pledged for metal rails, but ordered a large quantity of both plastic and metal rails via Backerkit / etc.
      I'm jealous of my friends who have had plastic rails in their possession for MANY months.

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      Eric Burkart on

      Thank you very much for today's update. That's one less thing I have to wonder about. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful 2016.