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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 06:26:29 PM »
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The third CSX release of the GP38-2 came I that scheme, good stuff though.

Nope, look again.  They are distinctively different, e.g., blue versus black trucks/fuel tank and gray versus blue frame.  I think that Ron gave Atlas the information on what he's calling the "transition scheme," and it has never been done before.

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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2015, 06:34:00 PM »
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The third CSX release of the GP38-2 came I that scheme, good stuff though.

EDIT-  LOL.  Sorry, Dave and I posted at the same time.

Sundowner.
Not trying to be contrary, but I think you are mistaken.

I'm assuming the scheme you are referring to is this one:
http://www.hiawathahobbies.com/assets/images/atlas/atl47676.gif

Well, that is not the transition scheme.
Actually, that is the old blue and gray scheme with yellow simply applied to the ends (yes, during the transition era).

You can tell because:
Blue trucks, tank, pilots.
Especially, note the blue stripe at the bottom of the body.
And blue stepwells.

The true transition scheme was not just yellow on the ends of an existing scheme.  It was a brand new scheme designed fully on paper.

Here is one I custom painted.
BLACK trucks, pilot, fuel tank.
No blue stripe on the bottom of the body.
Gray steps.
Also, subtle, but note the yellow on the nose comes up and meets the blue perfectly. (on the previous atlas loco, the yellow comes OVER the blue- because the blue was there first, and yellow was added.)



Like I said, if Atlas does this one correctly, this will be the first loco commercially made in this scheme.

Oh- And for your viewing pleasure, here are every CSX loco that has ever appeared in this scheme.  Which has been technically named the CSX-Y scheme.
http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/paint_CSX-y.htm


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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2015, 06:37:30 PM »
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Love the NSC boxcar!!! Can't wait. Great to see new tooling with that and the containers. Great for N scale!!!

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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2015, 06:38:25 PM »
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Question-

Is that coil car a new car?
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2015, 06:45:31 PM »
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Question-

Is that coil car a new car?

No, 3-4 previous runs....

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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2015, 07:10:03 PM »
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Looks like I'll be doing some collecting in 2015 for whenever I can get a layout up and going; I'll definitely be picking up some boxcars and tank cars, and probably a GP30, or perhaps one of the GP40(-2)'s
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2015, 07:18:54 PM »
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One of these days I'll have to decide on one prototype before I end up in a rubber room. :facepalm: High Hood GP38-2 and B23-7 in Southern Railway paint, along with two more L&HR C420's and PS-2 Covered hoppers in P&WV paint three road numbers. I can see my wife is going to be mad at me this year  :facepalm: :o  :scared:

Two things I'd really love to see Atlas add to their "N" scale line, a streamlined Wabash style caboose and a H20-44  :trollface:
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2015, 08:03:10 PM »
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Atlas is looking to out-FOOB MicroTrains....   :D

Ha!  No kidding...a bunch of funky symbols flying around that PDF!!!   That's cool though...at least they designate which are foobs.   A couple I'll probably buy, like the DOW tank car.

40' containers...MSRP $30/pair. Maybe I'm not remembering but does Atlas make an intermodal car that would fit these? Just wondering if there is something new on the horizon on the intermodal scene.

Technically they could go on the Atlas 89-footer.   But, I would not be surprised to see Atlas release some more of their HO intermodal items in N.   Deluxe Innovations is for all practical purposes no longer able to deliver, and that market seems to be quite ripe for the picking.   If you need evidence, try buying some of the rare DI container$.  $30/pair is a bargain compared to some of those. 

And, it appears these are superdetailed models, which is a nice surprise.  They'll probably street for $12 or maybe a little less...still pretty steep but I'll buy all unique numbers of relevant schemes. (but no additional)

Overall, not a ton of stuff for me in this catalog.  Which makes me happy...I have plenty of stuff and plenty of projects.   ;)
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2015, 08:18:11 PM »
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A second central Mass short line scheme represented - Massachusetts Central!  MCER GP38-2's 1750 and 1751.  Very tempting since I'm already modeling the New England Central in the Palmer area, where NECR and MCER interchange (and both also interchange with CSX).

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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2015, 08:28:44 PM »
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Technically they could go on the Atlas 89-footer.   But, I would not be surprised to see Atlas release some more of their HO intermodal items in N.   Deluxe Innovations is for all practical purposes no longer able to deliver, and that market seems to be quite ripe for the picking.   If you need evidence, try buying some of the rare DI container$.  $30/pair is a bargain compared to some of those. 

I'm not familiar with Atlas HO offerings...is there a 40/48/53 foot well car not done in N already (Kato)? It's always nice to have variety. I wish someone would do the rib-side well cars in standalone, three and five unit variety.

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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2015, 08:35:12 PM »
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What ever happened to the trucks from the Hart ballast hopper being available as a separate part?
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2015, 08:40:17 PM »
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I'm not familiar with Atlas HO offerings...is there a 40/48/53 foot well car not done in N already (Kato)? It's always nice to have variety. I wish someone would do the rib-side well cars in standalone, three and five unit variety.

http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/ho53wellcar.htm
http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/ho48wellcar.htm
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2015, 08:57:35 PM »
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Lots of good news in the new catalog.  Luckily for me, there are no "must have" locos.  And they have things timed out so I will only have to devote 2 or 3 paychecks every quarter to freight cars.
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2015, 09:00:27 PM »
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Holy crap... CR B23-7 and CRQ GP38-2. Canadian paper cars, CR gons, containers.... this one's gonna hurt!
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Re: Atlas Catalog
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2015, 09:04:26 PM »
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EDIT-  LOL.  Sorry, Dave and I posted at the same time.

Sundowner.
Not trying to be contrary, but I think you are mistaken.

I'm assuming the scheme you are referring to is this one:
http://www.hiawathahobbies.com/assets/images/atlas/atl47676.gif

Well, that is not the transition scheme.
Actually, that is the old blue and gray scheme with yellow simply applied to the ends (yes, during the transition era).

You can tell because:
Blue trucks, tank, pilots.
Especially, note the blue stripe at the bottom of the body.
And blue stepwells.

The true transition scheme was not just yellow on the ends of an existing scheme.  It was a brand new scheme designed fully on paper.

Here is one I custom painted.
BLACK trucks, pilot, fuel tank.
No blue stripe on the bottom of the body.
Gray steps.
Also, subtle, but note the yellow on the nose comes up and meets the blue perfectly. (on the previous atlas loco, the yellow comes OVER the blue- because the blue was there first, and yellow was added.)



Like I said, if Atlas does this one correctly, this will be the first loco commercially made in this scheme.

Oh- And for your viewing pleasure, here are every CSX loco that has ever appeared in this scheme.  Which has been technically named the CSX-Y scheme.
http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/paint_CSX-y.htm

OK, my mistake. All the CSX schemes are starting to look the same to me. :D
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