Any update on Miller Engineering?

bostonjim Dec 8, 2020

  1. bostonjim

    bostonjim TrainBoard Member

    800
    982
    24
    Good Morning. Has there been an update about Miller Engineering's December release of the Downtown Series of etched buildings? Thanks, Jim
     
  2. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    Jim,

    I just checked the Z Scale Hobo website and the information there says that they would be available at the end of 2020.

    John
     
    bostonjim likes this.
  3. bostonjim

    bostonjim TrainBoard Member

    800
    982
    24
    Thanks, John.
     
  4. Kez

    Kez TrainBoard Member

    625
    141
    25
    Frank Daniels (zscalehobo) posted over on the AZL board last week:

    "From Miller today: "I am hoping for early next year.""
     
    tjdreams and bostonjim like this.
  5. z.scale.hobo

    z.scale.hobo TrainBoard Member

    222
    191
    13
    Yep. 2021.

    If anyone is waiting for the fire station - old run versions are still available. Don't need to wait for the re-release!
     
  6. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

    804
    241
    21
    It's well into "next year." Are there any updates?
     
  7. z.scale.hobo

    z.scale.hobo TrainBoard Member

    222
    191
    13
    Spring. But don't hold me accountable.
     
  8. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

    804
    241
    21
    In the manufacturing climate we're in right now, I don't hold anyone accountable. It's just good to know that is still being worked on. Since Spring is technically less than 3 weeks away, let assume by summer.
     
  9. z.scale.hobo

    z.scale.hobo TrainBoard Member

    222
    191
    13
    Agreed. He said he is working on porch posts and re-writing instructions - stuff that's on the outside of the main parts sprues. Usually in development of a kit if you're talking instructions, you're very close to done. But i was a bit bullish in previous proclamations so I will offer my tip with an asterisk *timing of release can vary from this estimate.
     
    SMR, Kez, markm and 1 other person like this.
  10. z.scale.hobo

    z.scale.hobo TrainBoard Member

    222
    191
    13
    Miller update June 9, 2021 ... There's a long story behind the present delays ... he's still in this ... he's still very very passionate about Z scale ... he cares about the community. But, he now thinks "sometime in late Fall." My take is that the supplier delays he's facing can likely take us into 2022 ... so while the announcements are exciting, we will have to simply wait quite a bit longer. Thanks.
     
    Kurt Moose, Kez, husafreak and 2 others like this.
  11. bostonjim

    bostonjim TrainBoard Member

    800
    982
    24
    Thanks for the update. They are worth the wait. Jim
     
  12. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    Frank,

    Any updates on ME releases?

    John
     
  13. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

    804
    241
    21
    Well Frank has updated his web site to say 2022.
     
  14. z.scale.hobo

    z.scale.hobo TrainBoard Member

    222
    191
    13
    Yep. "2022" ... I'm not involved in development so i have no more info ... Feel free to reach out to Miller directly which I strongly suggest you to do... as more inquiries will prove the market interest.
    Contact info at bottom of his main page:
    https://microstru.com/
     
  15. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    Message me if you have a Z scale Micro-Structure Mid-State Bank kit (new, used, built, damaged) that you’d like to sell.

    John
     
  16. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    I reached out to Chris Miller today. I'll let you know what he says.

    John
     
  17. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    All,

    I just heard back from Chris Miller. He said that the buildings are in being photo-etched now, they are in the process of updating the instructions, and the kits should be ready hopefully by the end of March or early April of this year.

    This great news!

    John
     
  18. bostonjim

    bostonjim TrainBoard Member

    800
    982
    24
    That is great news. Thanks for the update. Jim
     
  19. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

    1,435
    762
    37
    In preparation for the MS kits being released in the spring I’m pondering some kit bashing ideas. Question: what is the best method to cut the brass walls on a MS kit?

    John
     
    bostonjim and mdvholland like this.
  20. mdvholland

    mdvholland TrainBoard Member

    421
    617
    23
    I would like to learn as well. I cut brass sheets from Micron Art before but found it difficult to make nice clean cuts.

    Matt
     
    bostonjim likes this.

Share This Page