Zavod1 is the "brand name" I came up with for the HO scale locomotive models I produce here in my little studio. Why Zavod1? That's easy. Locomotives are built in a factory - in Russian, zavod. And only one guy works in THIS factory - me! Therefore, Zavod1 it is.
For the past four years I've had to bother Joe Zammetti, my long-suffering web site guy, every time I produced a new batch of models: changing text on the page, adding and deleting photos, etc. Bear in mind that I produce Zavod1 locomotives in batches - sometimes very small batches. So I thought about other ways to set up the Zavod1 page, and how I might integrate it with the "Red Star Comments" page which Joe kindly designed so non-HTML me can post news, comments and remarks myself - without driving him over the edge!
At this time, I produce two different locomotive models - the twin-unit 2TE10U, and the single-unit diesel shunter TEM2. I produce the TEM2 in both its Russian/Soviet version and in its Polish derivatives - the TEM2 (for industry) and the SM48 (for PKP). Here are photos of these three locomotive types: first the 2TE10U (a two-section locomotive), a Soviet/Russian TEM2, and finally Polish SM48.
Batches of these models will differ in nationality, livery, and details. However, they will be basically the same models shown in the photos.
From now on, I will announce production of a new batch of Zavod1 models on the "Red Star Comments" page with a description of the new batch (nationality, color, specifications, etc.), and with a request that interested persons contact me via email for photos of the models in the current batch. I will then send photos to you via email.
I would like to express my gratitude to Yevgeny Kushnir for his photos of my Zavod1 models, to Andreas Nesemann for his photos of the 2TE10U-0429 batch, and to Joe Zammetti for not going totally around the bend from my constant "requests" for updates to the Red Star Railways web site. Thanks, guys.