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Athearn April Announcements
« on: April 21, 2010, 04:55:24 AM »
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PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper MSRP $19.98 Delivery: September
ATH23800 - 802    PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper: CB&Q (3 Numbers)
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ATH23806 - 808   PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper: Atlantic Sugar (3 Numbers)
ATH23809 - 811   PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper: Erie Lackawanna (3 Numbers)
ATH23812 - 814   PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper: MCDX/Grupo Cementos (3 Numbers)
ATH23815 - 817   PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper: Sacramento Northern (3 Numbers)

57ft Mechanical Reefer (With Slogans) MSRP $15.98 Delivery: August

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 07:53:37 AM »
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Not much this month.

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 11:12:58 AM »
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EL covered hoppers... 

Yeah, I could see myself getting those.

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 11:25:24 AM »
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Not a thing for me  :-[
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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 11:37:52 AM »
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I think I'll grab one of those Sac Northern covered hoppers, just because that's where I grew up...or was raised.
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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 12:17:40 PM »
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EL covered hoppers... 

Yeah, I could see myself getting those.

I'm kinda tempted myself too. Now that I think I've decided I'm going to be having a salt terminal on the layout.

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 10:14:22 PM »
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Someone likes refers. I wish they would do their ACF centerflow in ealier schemes. I would like to replace my old Atlas stand bys.
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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 03:29:54 PM »
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For the umpteenth month in a row I am UNDER-whelmed by Athearn's commitment to N scale.

I do admit that some of their N scale stuff is very good. Their Ford trucks and Firetrucks / covered hoppers / 40' trailers / Big Boy / Challenger / 2-8-0 / 2-6-0.

But too much of what they are doing is simply the old MDC stuff (like the reefers this time) simply with new trucks and McHenry's.

OR duplicating other products - have never understood why they chose to do the 50' PS-1 when MT has been issuing them for years. And they don't seem to be great sellers for them.


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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 03:59:58 PM »
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Thought the 50' PS-1 is MDC tooling, wasn't that their last new car?

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 04:01:53 PM »
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Thought the 50' PS-1 is MDC tooling, wasn't that their last new car?

Yup.

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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 10:46:38 PM »
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Isn't only the single sliding door model former MDC tooling?  I thought the additional door variants were new Athearn tools.
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Re: Athearn April Announcements
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2010, 10:56:46 PM »
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Bryan - the single plug door car was also MDC...  

As far as Athearn and N-scale, I've got to give them an A+ for the Ethanol and LPG cars - not to mention some of the other new cars they have done.  

The SP caboose, for example, is in - or beyond - the league of anything I've ever seen (or owned) from Overland, for example.