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So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« on: December 16, 2014, 01:06:43 AM »
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Heard a rumor they had been shipped, saw on the Atlas site they arrived in the US in Sept and were supposedly shipped to dealers on Oct 29. Anybody seen any of these new Geeps?
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 03:56:52 AM »
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BLW posted them on the "What's New" page on 11/2  http://www.blwnscale.com/atlas-gp9torpedotube.htm

MBKlein had some, most are oos now.  http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N-Scale-GP9-Locomotives-s/1687.htm

I don't recall anyone here posting about them though.
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 08:13:22 AM »
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Several Canadian stores in Ontario have them on the shelf as of December 02.
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 09:04:37 AM »
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I got my two Soo Line Geeps almost a month ago.  They're all over ebay.

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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 06:16:25 PM »
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For the most part they sold fast!
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 11:33:10 AM »
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I don't recall anyone here posting about them though.

I received mine right before Trainfest.  The printing is super sharp on the Soo Line units.  The maroon is way off from the previous run of maroon and gold units.  They went more brown, which is accurate for some Soo Line units, but not the particular road numbers they ran.  It's an irritation, but I'll live with it, as the two I have will likely run together with a red and white unit at some point, or an IM F7.

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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 11:16:53 PM »
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I guess the only GP9 TT not available yet is the ones I'm waiting for -- the GN EB scheme w/ DCC. Or have they been cancelled?

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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 02:56:37 AM »
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You may have to write Atlas about that.  Nothing on their web site indicates they were cancelled. Unfortunately, they don't keep a history of the container reports to see if the stock was limited or not.  The BLW listing says "Sold Out" but also says the DCC version was not released yet.
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 10:22:21 AM »
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All of the GN and partial of SP and BRW were delayed and are scheduled for the next container leaving the factory.


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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2015, 01:23:47 AM »
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All of the GN and partial of SP and BRW were delayed and are scheduled for the next container leaving the factory.

Is that container one of the thousands now sitting around on the dock at Long Beach/LA harbor?

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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 08:25:41 AM »
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Is that container one of the thousands now sitting around on the dock at Long Beach/LA harbor?

Probably not on the dock, but all shipments that are coming from Asia have some delay.  We actually bring some of our stuff across the Atlantic, and even the east coast ports are having delays.


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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 09:14:41 AM »
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All of the GN and partial of SP and BRW were delayed and are scheduled for the next container leaving the factory.

You mean that we have to learn some more patience again???

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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 11:11:31 AM »
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The container is due in next week.  Hopefully not too much more patience.

Another thing contributing to the delays is the container companies sold off their chassis business to leasing companies, and it adds another step in the process of the truckers getting the containers in and out of the ports.  Nothing like make a process less efficient.


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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 11:27:39 AM »
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Re: So what's the deal on Atlas GP9 TTs?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 01:17:05 PM »
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