I received an update from Carolwood today.....
Dear Carolwood Members,
Reservations are still being accepted for the limited edition, brass and stainless steel Kalamazoo handcar. Walt Disney owned one just like this, that is still frequently displayed in front of Main Street Station at Disneyland. More than half of this edition limited to just 100 units worldwide, is aready reserved. This is the first time that this iconic handcar has been accurately recreated in 1:20.3 scale.
Custom built for the Society by Accucraft Trains, this precision model is powered exactly like its prototype: by hand only. Accucraft will start production of these after they finish producing the FWRR coaches that are expected to arrive in June.
The price of this handcrafted model is $295 and you can reserve yours with a deposit of just $100. Please visit www.carolwoodcollection.com
for more details.
(These photos are of the engineering sample. The production version may vary in appearance.)
Plus pictures from MC on 2/26/11 -- handcar.