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Thank Goodness! More Athearn News!!
« on: January 15, 2008, 05:32:01 PM »
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50' PS1 Double Door Box Cars Delivery in May
Era: 1950s to 1980s
NOW PACKED IN JEWEL BOX
• Fully detailed molded under frames
• Screw mounted trucks for enhanced performance
• McHenry knuckle-spring couplers
• Weighted for optimum operation
• Scale profile brake wheels
• Etched Metal Roof Walks

Roads: (2 Numbers each)
C&O
N&W
D&H
D&RGW
New Haven
Western Pacific


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 06:03:14 PM »
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ah the Mchenry debut!

I wonder what N&W scheme .... ???

(ok I found the schemes here: http://www.featherrivertrains.com )

I wish they'd put this info on their website (nothing at the moment)
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 06:06:28 PM »
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ah the Mchenry debut!

I wonder what N&W scheme .... ???

(ok I found the schemes here: http://www.featherrivertrains.com )

I wish they'd put this info on their website (nothing at the moment)




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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 06:11:11 PM »
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Jeebus, in one six month period we've gone from never having that N&W scheme on an N scale boxcar to three varietys of said 50 footers!

(Atlas/Train Man Double Door 50, Atlas/Trainman Single Door 50, and now Athearn PS 50' DD)

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 06:29:47 PM »
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...any close up pictures of this new couplers ? 

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 06:52:36 PM »
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For the price Athearn is asking, Robb has a point ...

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 07:00:08 PM »
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Mmmm.  Trainman quality at a Micro Trains price...  I believe it's written in scripture somewhere that Thou Shalt Not Sell Thy Boxcars for more than $10..."

Can someone tell if this is former MDC tooling?  If so, why the steep price?

I expect there will be great piles of these accumulated that will be sold off below $10 within a year.

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 07:02:32 PM »
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Mmmm.  Trainman quality at a Micro Trains price...  I believe it's written in scripture somewhere that Thou Shalt Not Sell Thy Boxcars for more than $10..."

Can someone tell if this is former MDC tooling?  If so, why the steep price?

I expect there will be great piles of these accumulated that will be sold off below $10 within a year.

Lee

Those Jewell cases are expensive, Lee!  ;D

You're not comparing apples to apples in Trainman to Athearn. Atlas paid for the Trainman tooling years and years ago. Athearn (Horizon) purchased MDC only a few years ago, so I am sure they are still paying for that line in 21st century dollars that will be amortized over who knows how long into the future. Sucks to be them.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 08:15:20 PM »
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I expect there will be great piles of these accumulated that will be sold off below $10 within a year.

OUCH! 15 bucks! Convenient that I won't be buying any. I MIGHT consider them for less than 10. I still have lots of other freight cars that I want that I AM willing to pay over 10 for.

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 09:07:38 PM »
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As I recall, $11 bucks was what MDC was charging for this car.  I guess that this tooling would be MDC's last release?  So you get better printing and new couplers for the extra $4.

My complaint was that the roofwalks would bow upwards.  I've noticed that Athearn now uses a tacky glue for roofwalks to allow for expansion/contraction.

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 09:14:37 PM »
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Psssst... Atlas has NEWLY TOOLED cars in the Trainman line...

Pssst..They bought that tooling for a song!!! It's not NEW tooling.

And just for the record, I am by no means advocating the price of the Athearn models. I do think they are a bit high, but I also think there are factors that go into this equation that go well beyond what any of us really know.

I agree with Lee in that once you get past the $10.00 price point for a box car, you'd better have something good to show for it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 09:39:13 PM »
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MDC Released Single door & Plug door 50' PS2s. I don't remember double door cars, I think this is a new car...
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 09:44:51 PM »
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MDC Released Single door & Plug door 50' PS2s. I don't remember double door cars, I think this is a new car...

You could be right, I'm not really sure. MDC released so many products. The info I got from Athearn seemed to focus on the plastic jewel case and not the model. You'd think they reinvented the wheel!