I ordered two from Jonathan, but haven't heard a word yet. I believe Mike Reilly has some ordered. I spoke with Jonathan at the Anaheim Show (Dec. 27th) and he said a couple of weeks. Should be soon I would think. According to the One to Twenty Point Me blog site, Accucraft is shipping to dealers THIS week.
I got mine last weekend while I was away at the Diamondhead Steamup. I finally got round to pulling it out of the box and looking it over today.
They did a very nice job. The only complaint I could raise is that it looks a little too uniform. There are basically three colors on it - Pullman green on the body and truck frames, a sort of mahogany brown on the entire interior, and a satin black on the roof. I think undoing the roof and painting the seats a slightly different color than the walls will help a lot, as will putting some flat engine black on the roof and truck frames.
But with a little of the plastic shine taken off it, it will go from a great car to a terrific car.
My cars had sustained an inpact somewhere along the line, and the railings on one end of each were bent in considerably. Being brass, they were easily straightened. The cars did not roll very well at first. Bending the contact wipers away from the back of the wheels helped (lights will be battery-powered).
A drop of lube was put on each journal also, and now the cars roll fine. BTW, even though the axles are not ball bearing equipped, they have floating brass bearings within the journal boxes, which can move also within the sideframes. This, plus the improved tread/flange profile should make these trucks good runners. Overall, an excellent car.