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Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« on: May 21, 2014, 05:19:58 PM »
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http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/nps2750.htm#.U30YKygbFtg  I'll be in for a few been waiting to see these.

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 07:56:06 AM »
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Blast you Atlas!! I promised myself I'd curb the train spending. You just had to release 4 GN numbers. Didn't you? Didn't you? There goes this months budget. All shot to help. (That's right. I said help.)

Grumble. grumble. Piss n' moan. Where's my checkbook?

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 10:23:49 AM »
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I feel your pain or rather my wallet does. This has a been a VERY expensive year so far for n scale purchases and we aren't even half way through it yet!!!  :facepalm: :scared:

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 10:30:45 AM »
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Back to plastic wheels? Ugh...
You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
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Now spread your wings and sail out to me

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 10:45:54 AM »
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It's the right era for me, but the wrong roadnames. Besides, I have more than enough cars.


Hmm... 2996, to be
exact...


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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 10:50:08 AM »
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Are those body-mounted couplers I see on the Great Northern hopper?  If so, this a huge step forward for Atlas.

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 11:13:55 AM »
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I see the same thing..BODY MOUNTS!!!!

One battle a time.

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
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I see the same thing..BODY MOUNTS!!!!

One battle a time.

Wyt

I don't think so. I see shadow between the bracing and the red coupler box making me think it's still truck mounted. Kinda think if Atlas switched to body mounts that they might list that feature in the bullet list up top of the page. But I've been wrong before.
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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 11:52:00 AM »
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I don't think so. I see shadow between the bracing and the red coupler box making me think it's still truck mounted....

I'm looking at an Atlas truck with coupler right now. I see a couple of things that make me think the couplers ARE body-mounted.

First, the Great Northern car is red. The coupler pocket is red, top and bottom. That would mean the truck would have to be red too, since the top of the coupler box is part of the truck. The truck looks black to me.

Second, the top of the lid extends completely across the pocket. On a regular truck-mounted coupler, the lid has an indentation in the center, so that it doesn't extend out as far as the coupler box sides.


Hmm... Sherlock Kiz...

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 12:24:34 PM »
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Does this mean my old Trainman hoppers are now collectible?
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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 12:41:33 PM »
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I don't think so. I see shadow between the bracing and the red coupler box making me think it's still truck mounted. Kinda think if Atlas switched to body mounts that they might list that feature in the bullet list up top of the page. But I've been wrong before.

Atlas confirmed here in January that the hoppers will have body mount couplers.

Couplers are body mounted.  The test shots that were shown during the summer did not have the body mounts on them, but the tooling was completed since and the couplers are body mounted.



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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 12:44:08 PM »
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Atlas confirmed here in January that the hoppers will have body mount couplers.

Jason

Oh great. Now what are we going to do the rest of the day?!   :D

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 12:47:19 PM »
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Just what we need...more hoppers. :RUEffinKiddingMe:

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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2014, 12:54:51 PM »
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Oh great. Now what are we going to do the rest of the day?!   :D

Best wishes, Dave

Focus on the plastic wheels.

Just what we need...more hoppers. :RUEffinKiddingMe:



We need more of everything and there's still many open hopper designs that could be done and sell as well an any car that you'd prefer to see.


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Re: Pics of new atlas coal hoppers posted
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 01:15:01 PM »
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Does this mean my old Trainman hoppers are now collectible?

In Ukraine . . . definitely, though you may have to accept payment in Rubles. :trollface:

Here . . . you could run the customized angle . . . might net a few sheckels.
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