Jim and all,
The saga of Blackstone in the HOn3 market has gone from euphoria, to frustration, to anger, to now a state of wondering disbelief.
The last "official" communication from Blackstone, on their website home page, under - Blackstone Models Production Update - is dated 4/17/20 and is from the CEO and Owner of Blackstone - Nancy Workman. No real news in that bit of press.
On the K-28 & K-36 Mikado Project Update page, there is a update dated 10/31/17. No real news in that bit of press, either.
On the K-28 Advance Reservation page dated 8/24/17 and on the K-36 Advance Reservation page dated 3/1/17, there is no means to place a reservation(?). Hard for Blackstone to gauge market enthusiasm, if the market can't communicate their interests.
Despite the inside information from some well intended modelers and industry insiders, regarding how and when Blackstone will return to the large, hungry HOn3 model railroading market, the most telling "information", is the huge sound of silence,
coming from within the corporate walls of Blackstone.
Modeling narrow gauge in N.C.
(And... patiently waiting for more excellent Blackstone products.)