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Atlas PS-1, release II
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
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Also got some of the latest PS-1 along with my TOFCs, including eight exquisite New Havens.  My MTL boxcar fleet is about to get significantly smaller.

As a side note, the white Lehigh Valley car correctly sports a white roof.  The pilot model had an aluminum roof.  The Snowbird scheme looks spectacular, as does the Erie with aluminum roof and black ends.

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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 10:44:00 AM »
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Already!!
You must have 'insider trading'  :D
I've been trolling the online retailers hourly since the 15th!

including eight exquisite New Havens

You are going to renumber some of your NH PS1s or do your 'powers' extend to having additional numbers produced?  :lol:
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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 10:49:23 AM »
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Already!!
You must have 'insider trading'  :D
I've been trolling the online retailers hourly since the 15th!

 8)

They started shipping Friday.  They probably will show up at MBK first, before the end of this week.

You are going to renumber some of your NH PS1s or do your 'powers' extend to having additional numbers produced?  :lol:

I wish.  :D  Going to renumber.

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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 05:45:29 PM »
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For those that are interested, MBK now has this release available now. Looks like they only received a dozen of each, and the first release is almost gone completely....
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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 07:26:24 PM »
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If they got the boxcars, watch for the TOFCs also.  They were in the same shipment.
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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 01:51:15 PM »
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Looks like Atlas did a great job on these models.
Anybody know what the build dates are on this latest batch? Hard to tell from the photos.
My cutoff date is Spring '51 ... maybe the New Haven and Jersey Central? Any of the other ones? C&O?
Thanks in advance, Otto

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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »
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I don't have them in hand yet. :|
But the database you can download from http://steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/protofrtcarsmain.html lists the build dates for the illustrated number series as the following:

NH       12.47
ERIE    02.54
CIL      04.53
TP&W  04.53
VTR     (not purchased as new?)
LV       09.50 (painted into the white scheme in 06/63)
WP      10.51

hope this helps!

Edit: Otto, I just reread your post and from the roadnames you mentioned, you may be looking at what will be the 3rd release with the 8' door. The release mentioned in this thread has 7' doors and includes the road names listed above.
For the 3rd release expected Dec 2013:

NYC    02.54
CNJ    10.57
RI      02.63
C&O   06.52   (repaint 2nd gen logo 04.64 - picture in color guide to C&O pp24)
D&H   08.56   (reweigh 06.67 - don't know if still original paint?)
SAL    03.52   (reweigh 08.66 - repaint, but don't know date?)
UP      09.57   (reweigh 04.60? - should have roller-bearing trucks)

Best I can do from grainy pics on the Atlas site... :oops:
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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 08:57:38 PM »
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Thank you Scott,
for taking the time. The 8' door versions are obviously "past my time"....
I do like the distinctive scripted NH car...that scheme shows up in many west coast photos.
Thanks again, Otto

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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:59 PM »
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FWIW: The first release had a few schemes that would fit your timeframe;
According to the database I'm using, Atlas made a couple of little boo-boos on the build dates for the number series they used.  :D

LV     06.47 (should be 09.50)
MEC  10-47 (should be 05.51)
BM    09.47 (should be 04.51)

You should still be able to find them in stores somewhere?

AND: As I was looking this up, I just noticed that the Atlas site has an SSW version pictured, which AFAIK was not released, but should have an 8' door?  :? They must have cancelled this scheme.
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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 04:52:49 PM »
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AND: As I was looking this up, I just noticed that the Atlas site has an SSW version pictured, which AFAIK was not released, but should have an 8' door?  :? They must have cancelled this scheme.

They released the SSW car.  One number should have a 7' door the other 8'. 

Jason

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Re: Atlas PS-1, release II
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2013, 06:06:08 PM »
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They released the SSW car.  One number should have a 7' door the other 8'. 

Jason

Cotton Belt - I'm getting old(er) - didn't put 2 and 2 together  :P
So both numbers were released with 7' doors, yes? Strange....
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