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James Costello

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February Athearn Mailout
« on: February 21, 2008, 05:32:05 AM »
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Latest from Athearn in N:

Bombardier Coaches (New Mexico (SWEET!), Utah and Sounder)
Mack B Cement Mixers
Weathered FMC and NACC boxcars

and the kicker
Fruehauf 40' Smooth Side Z Van Trailer (ie...the Micro Trains trailer).



Granted Athearn has had the Fruehauf Z Van in HO for years, and in a single release they've released more roads than MT has on theirs in the last decade....but why spend the coin on tooling up an existing trailer when there is a billion other prototypes (in all eras) they could do???? Even the new Duraplate or 40' X-Post they've also released this month in HO would be sweet.
It's just mind boggling...  :o :'( >:(

Now all we need is some Rail Runner power for those coaches though....

Bandit MP15AC's and FEF 4-8-4's in HO though ;-)
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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 07:41:03 AM »
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Heh, it's the same as the M-T?  :P

Well, the tooling is done so let them have at it!

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 08:07:02 AM »
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It's good to see more trailers available.  I don't get hung up on prototype fidelity on these things, I just want them to look better than the old ConCor and Atlas generics that have been around for years.

Afterall, they're just flat car loads! ;D
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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 08:08:47 AM »
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The start of a good 'intermodal' year from Athearn..........

Great to see.

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 09:52:30 AM »
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Those trailers are cool. Kinda pricey though, so they had better be awesome.

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 07:20:13 PM »
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At least they're releasing 'undecs,' well almost, the "Owner operator" ones are just painted silver. But at 9.50 a trailer, they sure better be really really nice compared to the S&R ones. URL follows in case anyone didn't know about them:
http://www.srmodeltrains.com/RibSideTrailer.html

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 06:43:02 PM »
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I''l take the Chessie's and the Southern 40' trailers for sure!!! They are a little high in price :-\

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 10:15:37 PM »
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They price out to $10 a trailer. On the street that will be about 7-8. Thats on par with Atlas and less then MTL 40' trailers.
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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 06:33:31 AM »
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Nice trailers, Maybe its a sign for the upcoming 89 foot flat cars in N scale comeing out from them i wish. ;D
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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2008, 03:14:33 PM »
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I hope so, but Athearn didn't mention 89' flats (they did mention this trailer through) There is suposedly an exterior version coming out as well. They will then be doing 40' drop frames.
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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 08:29:29 PM »
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Gotta get some Southern, guess I should look to the HO to see what other roads to expect eh?

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 11:46:37 PM »
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Hope Athearn doesn't do any "stand-in" locomotives in N-scale like they did in HO. That "Sounder" engine in HO looks pretty sad. ::)

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Re: February Athearn Mailout
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 01:49:00 AM »
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  I might have to Model Utah Transit Authorities new "Front Runner" commutter train which starts up this summer execpt the Stand in Athearn F-59PH locomotive is not a conteporary MPI Motive Power Industries loco, plus the drive train on these is old style more like original KATO GP38/GP 50 drive train.      Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.