Several emails have been received concerning closure of NWSL and possible impact on S-CAB and Stanton Drives.
S-CAB is not part of NWSL and its listing on www.nwsl.com is basically a link to www.s-cab.com. Inquiries about S-CAB have been routinely redirected to Neil Stanton. Future inquiries should use this S-CAB website.
These drives have always been manufactured and sold by NWSL. They are designed by Stanton but are not an S-CAB product and will not be offered as such on the S-CAB website. Plans are underway to continue their manufacture in Montana by a spin-off organization staffed by the same individuals who currently build and test these products. How they will be sold after NWSL is closed has not yet been determined, but end-user sales are likely to become a "direct-sale only" item managed by Dave Rygmyr, who will also continue to be responsible for OEM sales. As inventory is replenished "NWSL" will fade away, but "Stanton Drive" is protected by copyright and will not change.
I'm a retired electrical engineer, but still spending more time on engineering than on my layout. These days, it's mostly about applying radio control and battery power on smaller scale layouts (HO, On3, On30)
The photo above is not my layout. It's a great view of Seattle's King Street station by Ross Fotheringham.