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Athearn NEW!
« on: July 15, 2008, 05:55:20 PM »
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Athearn is re-releasing the MDC Husky Stacks...  Also they are doing some Berwick boxcars - including Aberdeen and Rockfish. That's a bad move from what I can tell because AR had SIECOS, not Berwicks - unless someone can correct me!


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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 06:34:57 PM »
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 06:40:51 PM »
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Homer Simpson "No way man Aberdeen rocks"
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 09:33:30 PM »
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Hold the Aberdeen.. I'll take the Rockfish... Broiled with a little lemon sauce, if you please...
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 10:17:26 PM »
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That's a PC paint-out on the right in the second picture.
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 10:32:34 PM »
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Dave:  I'm STARING - and - I just don't see it!!!  :)

But wisecracks aside - it's a SIECO... right?

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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 11:56:17 PM »
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Ugh-oh!!! Yep - they screwed up:



And to think they MAKE THE CORRECT CAR!!!



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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 01:16:57 AM »
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Hey, they gotta sell them somehow.  Besides, the A&R does have a bit of variety... who knows, they may have something we don't know about.

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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 04:31:58 AM »
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Athearn is re-releasing the MDC Husky Stacks... 

With body mounted couplers and etched metal walkways too! Woo-hoo!

I was expecting a new container to go with it too though..... but the upgrade is cool.
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 04:41:16 AM »
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Ugh-oh!!! Yep - they screwed up:



And to think they MAKE THE CORRECT CAR!!!




Doesn't look like they can spell either! ;D
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 12:47:54 PM »
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Hey, they gotta sell them somehow.  Besides, the A&R does have a bit of variety... who knows, they may have something we don't know about.

Except the number on the artwork does match the number series of SIECO/Evans car in the first photo. Those cars in the photo are a little unqiue - there's no end posts on the sides like other SIECO cars. The second photo is also a SIECO with "waffles". Note that the end on either is different from the Athearn model [of the SIECO car], so technically it's not correct for these either. (The Athearn model is an accurate body, just an older style with different ends and side post count)

The ex-MDC "Berwick" car is of course not accurate for anything. It's a blend of Pullman-Standard and Berwick features.

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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 02:14:58 PM »
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Homer Simpson "No way man Aberdeen rocks"

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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 05:41:36 PM »
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Athearn is re-releasing the MDC Husky Stacks... 

With body mounted couplers and etched metal walkways too! Woo-hoo!

I was expecting a new container to go with it too though..... but the upgrade is cool.

Indeed, never thought they would actually upgrade it!  Great news.

James, do you know if the SP's are foobies?  I haven't been able to find any info about whether or not they had singles.
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 06:56:44 PM »
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Athearn is re-releasing the MDC Husky Stacks... 

With body mounted couplers and etched metal walkways too! Woo-hoo!

I was expecting a new container to go with it too though..... but the upgrade is cool.

Indeed, never thought they would actually upgrade it!  Great news.

James, do you know if the SP's are foobies?  I haven't been able to find any info about whether or not they had singles.

Yes and the CSX ones are also. Hopefully this have some weight to them so they can be run empty.
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Re: Athearn NEW!
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 12:06:33 AM »
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Current Husky Stack owners:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsRRAARList.aspx?aid=S312

Didn't the NOKL and CRLE cars come from GBRX?