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Athearn PS-1's
« on: November 19, 2008, 01:05:15 PM »
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My new announcement score here is zero for everything I tried , but undaunted , I submit this which I was just Emailed .


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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 01:35:52 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 01:44:35 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.


I don't think that the 'ROCK' cars had 'em either.


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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 01:47:05 PM »
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I actually saw a Conrail boxcar with a roof walk back in the early 90's.  I took a photo of it to prove it did exist.  I thought it was a 50' plug door boxcar of EL heritage, a BE55B I think.  It was painted in full Conrail dress, not a painted out EL.  I don't have my Conrail color guide with me, but isn't the car Athearn is modeling in it?  A class BE50 something.  These are the "Feed Loading Only" cars.  I have a slide I bought at a train show 15 years ago with a different number.  Maybe I will email Athearn to suggest this as a second prototypical number.  If they ignore me, I will renumber their second car myself.  As far as the roofwalk goes, I thought they are easily removed from the Athearn car.  You just need to file down the "grab iron" that protrudes through the roof walk above the side ladder.  Not a big deal.  I'll sign up for these cars if I find them to be accurate.  I'm always looking to add prototypically accurate cars to my Conrail fleet.  It would be nice to see these in full EL paint also.  Thanks.
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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 01:48:22 PM »
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Anybody know if the Seaboard and WM schemes are good for pre 1960 as offered ?

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 01:50:51 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.

This is Athearn, not Micro Trains, they only do "real"
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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 01:52:03 PM »
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Anybody know if the Seaboard and WM schemes are good for pre 1960 as offered ?

i'm gonna say probably.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 03:17:07 PM »
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I'll have to check the number against the class, but WM started getting 50' boxes in the late 1940's, and started applying the speedlettering in 1954-55, so generally I'd say yes.  However, I don't think the DF designation was applied until the mid 1960's.

Needless to say, there will be a few of these rolling around on my layout pending the approval of the AFE...
I better pick up some flowers and a bottle of wine on the way home...

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 03:27:09 PM »
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Needless to say, there will be a few of these rolling around on my layout pending the approval of the AFE...
I better pick up some flowers and a bottle of wine on the way home...

you saw the MSRP - the wine will be cheaper!
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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 04:03:47 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.

This is Athearn, not Micro Trains, they only do "real"


Well....

The re-released (in HO) ex-MDC double door (centred) FMC cars are all foobie paint schemes. The CPAA/Procor and BC Hydro cars were actually PC&F cars (of which there is no model), and the rest apparently had a different inside height, according to discussions on the Modern Freight Cars List (MFCL) on Yahoo.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 04:06:55 PM »
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Unfortunately, the SAL's were built in 1962, The WM's have a New date of 4-63 but a Lube date of 8-29-61. Nothing jives there. The Southerns were built in '59 but have a stencil date an data box for the late 70's. Every scheme is later except for the D&RGW which has a 1954 build date and soem sort of reweigh or work date of 1977, I didn't think a scheme like that surviuved into the late 70's.

This is their only N scale offering this month and there weren't very many HO offereings either.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 04:46:30 PM »
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Why do Athearn insist on simply rerunning the MDC foobie schemes, albeit with better couplers and etched roof walks ? I'm puzzled.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2008, 04:47:07 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.

This is Athearn, not Micro Trains, they only do "real"


Hahahahahaha - right. Uh huh, sure.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2008, 04:50:23 PM »
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Why do Athearn insist on simply rerunning the MDC foobie schemes, albeit with better couplers and etched roof walks ? I'm puzzled.

These had the same etched roof walks under MDC.

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Re: Athearn PS-1's
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2008, 04:50:53 PM »
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Conrail with roof walks? I don't think so.

This is Athearn, not Micro Trains, they only do "real"


Hahahahahaha - right. Uh huh, sure.

there is a reason real is in quotes.

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