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Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« on: January 15, 2008, 11:36:08 AM »
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Analog MSRP $99.95 Sound and DCC $199.98 Undecs Too! They say the delivery date will be end of May

ATH16800    F45, Undecorated/SF Style
ATH16801    F45, SF/Pinstripe #1928
ATH16802    F45, SF/Pinstripe #1936
ATH16803    F45, SF/Pinstripe #1939
ATH16804    F45, Undecorated/GN Style
ATH16805    F45, GN #427
ATH16806    F45, GN #430
ATH16807    F45, GN #439
ATH16808    FP45, Undecorated/SF Style
ATH16809    FP45, SF/Warbonnet #100
ATH16810    FP45, SF/Warbonnet #105
ATH16811    FP45, SF/Warbonnet #107
ATH16812    FP45, Undecorated/MILW Style
ATH16813    FP45, MILW #1
ATH16814    FP45, MILW #2
ATH16815    FP45, MILW #5
ATH16850    F45 w/DCC & Sound, Undecorated/SF Style
ATH16851    F45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Pinstripe #1928
ATH16852    F45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Pinstripe #1936
ATH16853    F45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Pinstripe #1939
ATH16854    F45 w/DCC & Sound, Undecorated/GN Style
ATH16855    F45 w/DCC & Sound, GN #427
ATH16856    F45 w/DCC & Sound, GN #430
ATH16857    F45 w/DCC & Sound, GN #439
ATH16858    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, Undecorated/SF Style
ATH16859    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Warbonnet #100
ATH16860    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Warbonnet #105
ATH16861    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, SF/Warbonnet #107
ATH16862    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, Undecorated/MILW
ATH16863    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, MILW #1
ATH16864    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, MILW #2
ATH16865    FP45 w/DCC & Sound, MILW #5





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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 11:45:57 AM »
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I can't help but notice that these will be sold with and without all the "bells and whistles". Can they actually have been listening at Athearn and Horizon??

Wonder if they'll do the same when they get to the FEF3?

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 11:55:55 AM »
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I have no idea why this is, but the HO Scale FEF's were only available with DCC and Sound. Same with the Challengers and Big Boys. HO Scale Genesis diesel locos come in both analog and  DCC/Sound. No, I don't think they listening.



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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 01:25:58 PM »
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This is good news.  Even though I model the PRR, I've always had a love affair with the F and FP45's.  Maybe a couple of the Big Sky Blues can do a demo turn on the Curve.

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 03:05:15 PM »
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Sweet,

But I guess this is 1968... Where's the other paint schemes? Oh well a pile of undecs for me.

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 03:14:04 PM »
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But I guess this is 1968... Where's the other paint schemes?


Yeah, I think I'll wait 'til the second run.  No doubt we'll see MILW in orange/black.  I also want to wait to see what people think of the sound.


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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 03:31:54 PM »
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If I were interested in these it would definately be see before I buy.

Offering Undecorated is progress. Perhaps Athearn will begin taking N scale seriously with these.

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 04:14:43 PM »
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Woot!
Sound will get a fair test with this model.  Body is big enough for a hefty speaker and still pull well.  I'm unusually stoked for this release.  I'm not going to be blinded to faults, but undecorated may make minor errors slightly more tolerable...
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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 04:33:54 PM »
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Sweeet!!! cant wait! Cool that there doing them in sound.(I wonder if it sounds like crap though. ;))

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 04:38:45 PM »
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Almost a hundred dollars difference for the decoder? No NYS&W, but looks like a good choice of paint schemes in the first run. Hope they get it right. Frank
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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 04:41:42 PM »
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Well .. at least Uboat will be happy :)

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 04:42:22 PM »
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I'm wondering if there using the same sound from the MRC C44-9CW/SD70MAC decoder? (Since its an SD45 Sound and Athearn uses MRC)
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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 04:49:36 PM »
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Well .. at least Uboat will be happy :)


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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 06:31:15 PM »
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Steve, did you finish your Grant Eastman Kits?

... <buzzer sound> wrong question !   :(

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Re: Athearn F45 / FP45 Locos Expected End of May
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 06:33:02 PM »
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I'm too lazzy to look - Robb which one is the right one for the Urah Rail ?

is the ATSF FP45 the right one for the Maersk engine ?