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New Athearn trucks (H.O.)
« on: July 15, 2007, 03:20:22 PM »
Just received this from one of the Yahoo groups I belong to and am passing along for info:

I received the press announcement below from
Athearn. Even though it is related to HO
products, maybe Athearn would see clear to
convert some to N Scale. I would love to see the
A-Line cattle trailer or grain trailers as N Scale models.

Clifford Martin

July 14, 2007

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: New Athearn trucks (H.O.)
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