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Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:29:32 PM »
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Atlas was handing out their Jan-Jun 2014 All Scales Catalog at the Springfield Show.  Nothing "new" in N-scale, just rereleases of existing tooling in new paint schemes and road numbers.

N-Scale stuff in the catalog...

Jan 2014 - Hart Ballast Cars, PS-2750 Hoppers
Feb 2014 - C628 & C630, 40' wooden reefers, TM C&O caboose
Mar 2014 - SD-9, TM PS-2 hoppers, 85' trash flats & containers
Apr 2014 - H16-44, TM 40' plug door boxcars, 89' flat cars
May 2014 - Masterline PS-1 w/ 8' doors, TM 90t hoppers
Jun 2014 - GP40 & GP40-2, 25,500 tank cars, TM Thrall 4750 hoppers

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 12:40:19 AM »
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Getting a lot of mileage out of those 4750s. Road names this time around?

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 01:09:16 AM »
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Few things I might be interested in depending on roadnames.

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 01:37:47 AM »
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Any details on the road/era of the 89' flat cars? I like variety in my TOFCs  :)

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 04:17:27 AM »
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Feb 2014 - C628 & C630, 40' wooden reefers, TM C&O caboose


I hope that means the spare parts department will be re-stocked. Pickings are getting slim in C630 parts.
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 09:56:50 AM »
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Well, taking a stab that Atlas might peruse this one...

Paul/Cory, what is the reason for not doing anymore BN 90T (100T) "Rotary Flag" (white-painted ends indicating a rotating coupler capable of being rotary dumped) open hoppers?   I noticed that you are doing yet another run of the "3-bar" non-rotary scheme per your new catalog...nice, appreciated, but a "rounding error" compared to the ubiquitous rotary scheme.

I assume that the cost of the setup/decoration for the end panels makes it a less attractive scheme to make.   But I looked in my 1999 ORER recently and--my recollection of that might be off a little but--I'm pretty sure it said BN/BNSF had a BAJILLION of these.   :RUEffinKiddingMe:



In the 14 or so years since I've been back in the hobby, you've released exactly FOUR road numbers in this scheme in two post-Trainman releases.  (contrast the 3-bar BN scheme...your announcement will be the SEVENTH, EIGHTH, and NINTH road number in the same period despite it being a much less common scheme)   In both cases, if one didn't pre-order these, they missed out.   I have 3 of the 4, having preordered the first time, and not able to preorder the second time I found ONE...about 4 years after the fact.   In all those years, I've only seen TWO...one I purchased, and the other I would have but it was right as I was leaving and I was going to have to leave and find an ATM and come back in to buy it. (looking back, I would probably do that now)   POINT BEING....it is a popular scheme (and arguably an instant sellout) that was involved as both unit service (solid trains of these) and as "filler cars" for PRB trains that had bad order rotary gons or simply to expand train length as time wore on and sidings were expanded.

So, how 'bout throwing us a 6-pack or 12-pack in, say, the next 20 years?  Here's what they look like, lest you've forgotten...   :P

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 10:21:53 AM »
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Plenty of loco.motives that I like, and the 4750's are typically really good so I could see getting a few of those if I ever wanted to do a small granger elevator scene
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 10:34:43 AM »
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PDF of the catalog came online this morning: http://www.atlasrr.com/catalog.htm

I was about to rant, but I'll put a positive spin on it instead... for me, this selection of offerings means money saved for buying track when it gets here.
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 10:42:20 AM »
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Oh man, lots of cars/engines I'd want, but in schemes I don't care about. At least in the first N scale chunk.

And man, it hurts every time I see that little Trainman caboose tarted up in an Conrail N5 number when N5s are actually available... I really wish they'd fake them to be former EL cars... and do them in Chessie again!
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 10:48:15 AM »
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More Mr. Wallet sucking-sound....... SP C628s.   

I wonder when Atlas is going to re-issue the  SD7 or SD9 in SP Black Widow.   Thankfully for Mr. Wallet that didn't happen this time, but when it does.....

Thx for the info on the 2014 Atlas catalog.
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 10:52:15 AM »
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Atlas,

Thank you, thank you for the patched SBD U23Bs.  I really appreciate the number of U23Bs and B30-7s that you have offered for the Seaboard System modeler.  But, I really could also use some EMD action in the form of GP40s and GP40-2s in the SBD, Family Lines (SCL), SCL, or even Chessie schemes.

Thanks,
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 10:54:46 AM »
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Oh man, lots of cars/engines I'd want, but in schemes I don't care about. At least in the first N scale chunk.

And man, it hurts every time I see that little Trainman caboose tarted up in an Conrail N5 number when N5s are actually available... I really wish they'd fake them to be former EL cars... and do them in Chessie again!

Ed,

You need a C&O Magor caboose in the Chessie scheme?  I've got one or two that I can loan you.

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 11:39:00 AM »
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Lot's of good nuggets in there.

CGW PS-2, I did this car already but I'll probably bite for one or both.

DM&IR SD-9, have to look and see why this is a 'New' paint scheme.  The caboose looks nice too.

Curious on the two RI diesels.  I think both are re-runs of schemes that are fairly recent (in terms of RI releases).  Maybe this will be the year of Maroon GP7's.

Good to know there won't be PS-1 6' doors anytime soon, but I think this release will be my fill on 8' doors.

Hoping to see a release of the 89' flat in TTX brown at some point.

A couple neat schemes on the VO-1000, maybe someday we'll see the first MN&S factory painted locomotive one of these releases.

But the biggie for me is the O scale SW9.  I've been thinking about a small P:48 switching layout based on the Waterloo Railroad, but haven't had to really think about it since this loco wasn't readily available.  Now with the re-release it's thinking time.

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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014, 11:59:01 AM »
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Plenty of loco.motives that I like, and the 4750's are typically really good so I could see getting a few of those if I ever wanted to do a small granger elevator scene

Yeup, a Southern H16-44 would be great, as well as a shell to paint into CP multimark someday (just dreaming)...and ICE Geep would be great to have too. Then there's the 25,500 tankers; would be nice to have four for a small industry that receives different grades of veggie oil for a small switching layout, and MNS and R&N 4750's if I ever included a grain elevator, which I probably could...hmmm, to reimagine the Missouri North-Central as an ICE branchline or no? Oh well, it's all just day-dreaming for now.
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Re: Atlas Jan-June 2014 Catalog
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014, 12:06:40 PM »
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I can find a use for a trio of the 9302 series CN GP40's, but they seemed to have left out the GP40-2W announcement  :x

Those foob CN C630's are of interest to, now that I have correct Dofasco trucks for them.
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