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http://www.athearn.com/Articles/Hobbywire.aspx

Road name winners for the first run autorack are - CB&Q, IC, N&W, NYC, Frisco, and Wabash.

I'm in for a Wabash for sure, but probably won't get more until I see how high they ride.

New PS-1 Plug doors too.


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 11:27:57 AM »
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Those IC racks do look perty - even if they are too old for my era.
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Re: Athearn September announcements are up with the new Bi-Level autorack.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 11:59:32 AM »
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Those do look nice. Looking forward to later roadnames and schemes. Also the ESMC sides.

What years is that N&W car good for?

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 12:03:39 PM »
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I keep telling myself to swear-off rolling stock purchases until I get some track down, but these are too gorgeous to pass up. Maybe one of each?  :drool:
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Re: Athearn September announcements are up with the new Bi-Level autorack.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 12:21:17 PM »
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Those do look nice. Looking forward to later roadnames and schemes. Also the ESMC sides.

What years is that N&W car good for?

This is the stencil.



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Re: Athearn September announcements are up with the new Bi-Level autorack.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 12:40:30 PM »
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3-78? Hmm... I think I can deal with that.

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Re: Athearn September announcements are up with the new Bi-Level autorack.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 12:57:07 PM »
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The Burlingtons's could easily be changed to almost any other road. Strip or replace the placard and good to go if you're not watching road numbers.

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 01:06:08 PM »
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Ill take several autoracks and a couple PS-1s I wish they would do the N&W black and white scheme on the boxcars.

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 01:28:23 PM »
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I remember seeing both the ATSF 'Shock Control' and Union Pacific "Automated Rail Way" cars in Los Angeles back when I was young but they are both wrong era and wrong coast for my modeling interest.  Should prove to be good cars so I am glad for folks who can use them!!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 03:45:20 PM »
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REALLY looking forward to these. All over them, like Elvis on a Jelly doughnut!

AT LEAST one of every flavor!

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 04:25:13 PM »
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It looks like it'll take Athearn 11 months to get them to market (August, 2016). Sounds slow to me.


Hmm... not slower than
Kiz is...


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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 06:14:28 PM »
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Another month closer to an F89F for TOFC service  :D
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2015, 03:31:10 PM »
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It looks like it'll take Athearn 11 months to get them to market (August, 2016). Sounds slow to me.


Hmm... not slower than
Kiz is...




I'll cool with that. More time to save up.
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 07:52:58 PM »
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I am in for the cb&q road numbers.
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Re: Athearn September announcements are up with the new Bi-Level autorack.
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2015, 12:56:14 AM »
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Brian:  I assume you have a copy of the Morning Sun Books "CB&Q Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment"?  Look at the bottom picture on page 93.  I wonder if anyone will ever do that car? 

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For non-CB&Q modelers, it's a CB&Q rack, which almost has to have been painted before 3-70, on a yellow KTTX flat, which had to have been painted in or after 1970.  If the rack had been painted in or after 3-70 it would probably have been BN green, and almost certainly had a BN herald.  TTX didn't start using the yellow paint until sometime in 1970. 

Did TTX repaint the flats without removing the racks?
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