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Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« on: July 14, 2007, 08:38:22 AM »
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Carson, CA – Athearn Trains is pleased to announce that it has purchased tooling for twelve different HO truck trailers from A-Line. The trailers will be part of the Athearn Ready To Roll® line of products.
“These models will give the Athearn® RTR vehicle line the widest variety of HO truck trailers in the market,” stated Athearn President Michael Stephens. “I’m delighted these models will now reach more hobbyists and collectors as assembled and decorated Athearn products,” added A-Line owner Joe D’Elia.
The range of items includes 28’ vans, a 53’ Wabash-National trailer, 40’ and 45’ versions of a Fruehauf Z-Van, a 53’ Utility refrigerated trailer and a variety of other models including bottom dump trailers, a flat bed trailer and a grain trailer.
“Hobbyists will start to see these items as assembled, painted and printed Athearn RTR models early in 2008,” added Stephens.
Under the terms of the sale, A-Line will continue to supply the hobby market with the kits and parts for the trailers. A-Line has never sold the items as assembled models.

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Re: Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 09:47:37 AM »
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Those Z-vans would be sweet in N...

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Re: Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 04:27:18 PM »
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Those Z-vans would be sweet in N...

Would they ever. I'd be in for at least a dozen of the 40' versions. (Maybe 2 dozen ;)

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Re: Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 03:59:43 AM »
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Those Z-vans would be sweet in N...

Would they ever. I'd be in for at least a dozen of the 40' versions. (Maybe 2 dozen ;)


I don't like your chances considering the MT 40'/45' trailer is a Fruehauf Z Van.....
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Re: Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 08:41:10 AM »
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James, thanks for the clarification!  I thought only the rib-side Fruehaufs were termed "Z-vans":


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Re: Athearn News - 7/14/2007
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 04:14:55 PM »
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James, thanks for the clarification!  I thought only the rib-side Fruehaufs were termed "Z-vans":

The sheet and post trailers (smooth sided) also were termed Z Vans as well.

You may have a chance with those rib sided trailers - I think they were new tooling from Athearn. I'm pretty sure they aren't former A-Line tooling.
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