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Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:31:36 AM »
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Atlas has their new catalog posted on their site.  I guess they had these at the show the but I don't remember anyone talking about it.

http://www.atlasrr.com/catalog.htm

First release of the S-2 will be:

Undecorated
Boston & Maine
Canadian Pacific
Erie Lackawanna
Great Northern
Pennsylvania
Santa Fe
Southern

Estimated end of the year, no price listed.

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 09:51:04 AM »
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Interesting. No UP? With 54, they had one of the larger fleets of S-2s. It sort of appears Atlas is avoiding overlapping the Bachmann S-4 schemes. While they're offering Santa Fe, too, paint schemes are decades apart. Overall, the Atlas schemes are nice.

But sign me up for a Santa Fe S-2. Evokes memories of sitting on the benches at San Berdoo watching two or three of these burble up and down the yard tracks shuffling stuff around.
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 10:12:30 AM »
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Mr. Credit Card goes Ouch!

3 roadnumbers for the PRR S2.

Fun... but painful. :)

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 10:44:36 AM »
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Good to see Atlas is showing us B&M and Northeast modelers some love.  :D
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 10:54:40 AM »
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Whoa!  Family Lines U23Bs patched for the Seaboard System.  Somebody at Atlas likes me.   :)

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 11:25:08 AM »
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As for me, none of those road names are really of desperate necessity to me. For now, I think I'll just stick with my clunky old Arnold S2. At least it has the right paint scheme  8).
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 11:29:25 AM »
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And some Pennsy steam ... um.. love?
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 11:41:27 AM »
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Great to see yet another run of U23b's!

May pick up a LV U23B and an undec U23B to bash into a U30B (and then maybe Atlas will announce the N U30B! :trollface:)

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 11:46:56 AM »
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Interesting. No UP? With 54, they had one of the larger fleets of S-2s.

From a business standpoint, you don't release all of your big names in one batch.  You need a big draw with every release to help move the stock.  A lot of big roadnames are in this initial release to keep most folks happy.
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 12:15:07 PM »
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This is probably not the right place to ask, but, can anyone tell me if the WC gons were actually WC - or are they just a post CN thing?

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 12:20:02 PM »
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This is probably not the right place to ask, but, can anyone tell me if the WC gons were actually WC - or are they just a post CN thing?

Ta!

Those came before CN. Think 1988ish...

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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 12:24:58 PM »
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Interesting choice of road numbers for the Canadian Pacific units; 7013 and 7061 were both Alco built units, from 1943 and 1947 respectively. 7091 was, however, one of the Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) built under licence units and had, so I am told, very minor differences to the Alco units. Alco built units 7010 - 7064 in five batches between 1943 and 47. I might have stuck to those road numbers, were it me but I am not complaining whatsoever; I am thankful we CPR modelers get a three pack of S switchers !
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 12:27:33 PM »
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A lot of big roadnames are in this initial release to keep most folks happy.

Yes indeedy! I see three future purchases...
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 12:29:24 PM »
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I don't think that Conrail two bay will run well with the trucks on like that.
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Re: Atlas Winter Catalog and First S-2 Road Names.
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 12:39:10 PM »
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Yay GN! Drats, not the simplified scheme. Undec for me then...
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