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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 03:08:20 PM »
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Close enough for me may not be close enough for others...but Atlas products have an excellent performance record on my layout and I do like the detail on this body style (I have an older release, different scheme).  I don't recall ever seeing the Intermountain one in person.  It may be correct and as good detail-wise.  Can't say.  But for the Juniata Division, this meets my standard.

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 03:19:12 PM »
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If you're asking me I don't know.  I think @Kisatchie is our resident Intermountain refrigerator car guru.

I'm appallingly ignorant about prototype schemes. I just have a LOT of Intermountain 40' reefers that I built from kits, that's all.


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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 06:47:22 PM »
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Are they going to do a 30% price jump on the Tops Gons like they did on the Dry-Flows?

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »
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Are they going to do a 30% price jump on the Tops Gons like they did on the Dry-Flows?

Looks like they went up $3.  So unless they went from $10 to $13, then no.

Dry-Flos went up 22% which still a lot between runs, but certainly not as bad as 30%.

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2016, 04:02:43 PM »
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Yes, I recall jbritton talking about this car. I tried to go back to the a-board, but the search function wasn't working for me. I recall him saying the IM car was the correct version, but looking at the proto picture (if correct) it seems like a match to the Atlas car to me. I see the IM version doesn't have the hardware painted black, but don't know if there are other differences.

The IM cars are a good match for the 11350-13057 series, as well as several WFGX and BREX.

The Atlas car's biggest issue is that it is missing a grab iron on each side, and it has the corner bracing; this was lacking on all but a small set of truss-rod cars.  Also, the cars wearing this scheme would likely have been rebuilt with steel Hutchins roofs.

If you can overlook these issues, the Atlas car will work as a reasonable standin for several series of FGEX cars.  They're close enough for me to get a few for tater trains.

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2016, 03:11:03 PM »
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Regarding the Atlas FGE wood reefers, this is a reissue.  The scheme previously was released in early 2004 (two numbers) and summer 2006 (two numbers).

Regarding the IMRC wood reefer, it is an FGE prototype.  IMRC also has released a number of FGE schemes on the model that cover various eras.

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2016, 03:41:43 PM »
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Regarding the Atlas FGE wood reefers, this is a reissue.  The scheme previously was released in early 2004 (two numbers) and summer 2006 (two numbers).

Missed both of those issues...  Wasn't thinking reefer blocks in those days!

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Re: Atlas March announcements incl. second BLMA car - NS Top Gons.
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 12:08:17 PM »
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The IM cars are a good match for the 11350-13057 series, as well as several WFGX and BREX.

The Atlas car's biggest issue is that it is missing a grab iron on each side, and it has the corner bracing; this was lacking on all but a small set of truss-rod cars.  Also, the cars wearing this scheme would likely have been rebuilt with steel Hutchins roofs.

If you can overlook these issues, the Atlas car will work as a reasonable standin for several series of FGEX cars.  They're close enough for me to get a few for tater trains.

Thanks, that's good info. I thought this was a new release,  I missed the part that said reissue.  :facepalm: I had to go and look, but I have some of the IM and the older Atlas cars, and as has been said they did run in blocks, so I'll be getting a couple more, even if not entirely correct.
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