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American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« on: March 31, 2012, 07:45:25 AM »
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 April is going to be an exciting month for AZL. First, we would like to welcome back the 53' Thrall well cars! A DTTX runner pack and single has been released.



The single car is item 91601-2. The road number is 655136. The MSRP is $46.00. The car comes with an APL and Genstar 48' container.



The three car set is item 90601-4. The road numbers are: 620410A, 620410B and 620410C. The set comes with a Maersk Sealand, Hapag Lloyd, Mediterranean Shipping, Zim, Sealand and Genstar 40' container. The MSRP is $133.00.



AZL has released CSX bay-window cabooses. Two road numbers have been released. Road number 16429 is item number 92003-1. Road number 16431 is item number 92003-2. The MSRP is $64.00.



Golden West Service ACF 3-Bays have been released. A single car and runner pack has been announced. The runner pack is item 90312-1. The road numbers are 518053, 518054, 518122 and 518308. The MSRP is $119.00.

The single car is item 91312-1. The road number is 518301. The list MSRP is $36.00.



AZL has also release NS tri-level autoracks. Two runner packs and two single cars have been released. The first set is item 91003-1. The road numbers are: 801179, 803283, 810417 and 850146.

The second set is item 91003-2. The road numbers are: 810177, 803328, 905686 and 852391. The MSRP for the sets are $131.00 each.

The first single car is item 91953-1. The road number is 803335. The second single car is item 91653-2. The road number is 906094. The MSRP is $38.00 each.

BUT we are not done! Look for another announcement coming soon!

Rob

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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 12:46:14 PM »
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Very nice.  I wish we had those Thrall wells in N scale!

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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 02:47:13 PM »
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Gary,aren't the Walthers wells still being sold?
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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 03:03:28 PM »
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Yes they are, but the Walthers offering is a model of the old 48' wells which are quickly becoming extinct on the prototype.  The only 53' wells available are the Kato Maxi-IV.  You Z scalers get all the breaks.  ;)

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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 09:29:58 PM »
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" You Z scalers get all the breaks."

Never priced any of our Z junk I take it. 

The above statement is what I meant to type.I did not mean to disparge on anybody"s product.THe "Junk remark " is from the local car hobby .Whereit is almost mandatory to brag about your junk. :D

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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 10:00:29 PM »
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Wow Catt, AZL junk? Really? A little harsh don' t you think?

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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 11:26:40 PM »
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Not at all Rob, around here your "junk"is the good stuff.In other words your "junk" is expencive but it's not JUNK.
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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 08:17:43 AM »
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Woo Hoo... we have the good junk!!!  :D

Take a look at this photo. Note I am posting this only to be cruel to those in the larger scales. I think the ends of the containers really shows off what AZL is doing.



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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 08:29:13 AM »
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I'm hoping the well cars will eventually be released without containers.  While the containers are really nice, I want to pick my own mix of 53' containers for BNSF domestic service and AZL keeps chosing strange mixes of eras and paint schemes for the included containers. 
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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:39:06 AM »
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Take a look at this photo. Note I am posting this only to be cruel to those in the larger scales. I think the ends of the containers really shows off what AZL is doing.
Rob

Paint schemes on incorrect body styles?

The ends are nice for sure, but there is an accurate APL paint scheme you could do for a 48' X-Post, instead of the red "big bird" only found on sheet & post (smooth side) containers.

Don't get me started on the 40'ers.
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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 08:51:00 AM »
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Woo Hoo... we have the good junk!!!  :D

Take a look at this photo. Note I am posting this only to be cruel to those in the larger scales. I think the ends of the containers really shows off what AZL is doing.



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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 12:33:54 AM »
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Paint schemes on incorrect body styles?

The ends are nice for sure, but there is an accurate APL paint scheme you could do for a 48' X-Post, instead of the red "big bird" only found on sheet & post (smooth side) containers.

Don't get me started on the 40'ers.

I like this post.  A few extra hours in the research stage probably wouldn't have ruined the schedule on these given how long the time between announcement and original production was.  Luckily there are other more accurate containers on the market so I'm not wandering lost in the desert, but it goes back to wanting the well cars without containers.  I'm not buying more than the 4 cars I have until they are available bare table or have a proper selection of JB Hunt/Hub/Schnieder 53' containers. 
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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 07:32:19 AM »
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I'm not buying more than the 4 cars I have until they are available bare table or have a proper selection of JB Hunt/Hub/Schnieder 53' containers. 

I can't argue on the open cars request. I have asked AZL for the same. As for the mixes containers, there is a lot of eye candy there. Plus, manufacturers do have to make compromised at time for liveries on cars and containers. Is it right or wrong? Well it is fun. MCZ offers some great containers so mix and match away!

But let me just say, Mike we will look forward to your orders as additional Thralls are released this year.  :D

Rob


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Re: American Z Line April New Items - Part 1
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 01:38:41 PM »
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It's a NSC car... not a Thrall.