Author Topic: Atlas 50' Precision Design Boxcars now with body-mounted cushioned draft gear?  (Read 2262 times)

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Sure looks like it in this photo from MBK, as well as having the new ASF 70t Ride Control trucks with the new metal wheels.

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Yeah that HO is nice stuff.  :)
 
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Just noticed the WOT boxcars are in.  Those Golden West cars look pretty hideous.   Anyone have one in real life to confirm?   Mine are bouncing all over the greater Dallas area right now since WoT failed to update my address before they shipped them.  :facepalm:  Grrrr.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
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Yeah that HO is nice stuff.  :)
 
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That was my thought.  I would think new tooling would be required at least for the floor to accommodate the new draft gear.
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Wait, is that for real?

I had skipped this release, since I already have, probably, too many, but now... Hmm.

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The picture is straight from the Atlas HO New Products.



Even though N is getting close, the sill steps (stirrups) are still a giveaway.

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Yeah, I just checked the Atlas site and the model hasn't changed there.  Bummer.  I guess MBK swapped the photo sets on their website.
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The trip pin on that coupler is also a giveaway that this is an HO model.

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The trip pin on that coupler is also a giveaway that this is an HO model.

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I didn't think Kliens did this, but that the second time it's come up in the last month.  A guy on TB was upset because his BLMA Top Gons didn't have metal wheels like the photo shown on the site.


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I just ran across this thread while searching for something else, hence the late response....

For whatever it's worth, the PC/CR X71's did NOT have cushioned draft gear that is shown (and would need to be removed from) the Atlas HO model in the photo.

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I just ran across this thread while searching for something else, hence the late response....

For whatever it's worth, the PC/CR X71's did NOT have cushioned draft gear that is shown (and would need to be removed from) the Atlas HO model in the photo.

Dang, and for a while I thought that wonderful magic BLMA pixie dust was starting to have an effect on Atlas now. :(
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I didn't think Kliens did this, but that the second time it's come up in the last month.  A guy on TB was upset because his BLMA Top Gons didn't have metal wheels like the photo shown on the site.


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That's not a good sign.

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For non cushioned cars, these are about the easiest freight car to body mount couplers to.  Just tap the pre-drilled hole and screw in an MT 1015 or Atlas 23015.  Cut off the truck mounted coupler and reattach.  Done.
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