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sirenwerks

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Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« on: July 27, 2007, 02:40:21 PM »
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Anyone else out there want to see Athearn (or anyone for that matter) do the PS 5344 boxcar and the PC&F series of cars that they have available in HO, in N?
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 08:06:28 PM »
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Yes!  I wrote to them once or twice about the PCF cars and the reply was "no plans to do them in N".

I get the feeling the Athearn plan for N-scale is to do a small # of high $$$ products.

Which is too bad, given that they are sitting on so much tooling right now.

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Re: Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 03:06:34 AM »
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No plans to offer Weathered cars either. They could have hired Tom M to do them for us. No wait thats another posting. Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 09:11:56 AM »
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Nate, maybe not - they apparently showed weathered N scale cars at Detroit and were asking if people thought they should offer them!

Not up to Mann's standards though!


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Re: Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 09:19:21 AM »
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When Athearn entered N scale I spoke to an Athearn Rep at a show and asked what they planned to do. "In time everything we offer in HO will be available in N" was his response. I wonder if that business plan is still intact?
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Re: Pining for Athearn HO boxcars in N
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 05:26:56 PM »
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I try to
remind Athearn that those of us who need this car need 30-50 of these cars.  Fixtures of the SP lumber service from the 1980s to today...
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