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New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:56:27 AM »
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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 12:01:12 PM »
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CORRECTION: The hopper is not Trainman. (oops)

After decades of drought finally some N&W 50' boxcars in the boxcar red 1960s scheme (well, the N&W scheme above has never* been done on a 50' box in N scale before).

This along with the double doors Atlas is releasing ends all that. Gonna have to spiff up the old tooling on the 50' Double Doors (1st of the Atlas ones I've bought since the 1970s!)

*except for a BLW special run on MT tooling 20 yrs ago or so.
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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 01:13:19 PM »
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Cory on the box:

The 50' Single Door XM is actually designed based on an early AAR design. ACF was probably the largest builder of this design. Many railroads and General American also made their own versions of this car as well.

As far as our tooling goes, we reused the ends and roof from the 50' Stock Car and just tooled new sides to fit. I will try to get some photos up of our test shot later today.

Cory Rothlisberger
Product Development
Atlas Model R.R. Co.

Here's the stock car:


Although Atlas improved (thinned) the roof walks considerably on these compared to the 1970s releases I will either have to "thin" them like I did back in the 70s or replace them.
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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 03:23:33 PM »
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How did you thin them evenly . with a gig , or by eye ? What was your method ?

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 03:42:15 PM »
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How did you thin them evenly . with a gig , or by eye ? What was your method ?

Back then I did it by eye, with a flat file. Looks like crap by today's standards. Will try to post a pic this weekend.

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 05:41:09 PM »
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Its very nice to see Atlas releasing both 2 number single cars like they've always done and also an additional 3 number pack for the hoppers.

That means 5 numbers per release for hoppers and this is good ;)

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 09:38:52 PM »
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I'm definitely excited about the new hoppers, and will be buying a bunch.

Too bad about using the "old" roof and ends from the stock car.  An "accurate" model of the ACF prototype would be useful for 50s, 60s, and 70s modelers.  This sides look great, so hopefully Atlas will release a "non-Trainman" version at some point.

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 09:55:48 PM »
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What paint scheme was used by the N&W in the 50'S?

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 10:14:26 PM »
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What paint scheme was used by the N&W in the 50'S?

On Boxcars?

This one in boxcar red:

http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/search.php

I forget what year, but in the late 50s they dropped the lines above and below the road number/reptg marks

This scheme was used until late 1963, when the scheme with the  (hamburger or half-moon) was adopted.


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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 11:21:28 PM »
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Sweet PS-1.  I wonder if MT will ever update their tooling to reflect this prototype (8' door)?

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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 08:36:04 AM »
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Yes I meant boxcars.  Have any photos of hoppers and gons from that time period.
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Re: New tooling from dat Train Man! (Atlas Tool Company)
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 11:37:49 AM »
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Yes I meant boxcars.  Have any photos of hoppers and gons from that time period.
Bob

Tons on the Va Tech site:







The 1930s/40s scheme was similar, but with a "dinkier" N&W: