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New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:36:43 AM »
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The BLMA 60' flats and Trinity tanks are in a MBK and therefore probably also in or nearly in at other favorite shops

Thrall Gondolas

Trainman Ore cars

GSC 60' Flats

TrinityRail 31K Tanks

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 01:01:17 AM »
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...Trainman Ore cars...

[...sigh...]

That tooling has been around for a long, long while. I've collected these for 47 years in a quest for a prototype-length train, and still have original boxes from 1969 with price stickers of "$1.75". Maybe a bit crude by today's standards, but I do find it amazing that this little model has endured and continues to be in demand after nearly five decades.
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 03:13:19 AM »
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[...sigh...]

That tooling has been around for a long, long while. I've collected these for 47 years in a quest for a prototype-length train, and still have original boxes from 1969 with price stickers of "$1.75". Maybe a bit crude by today's standards, but I do find it amazing that this little model has endured and continues to be in demand after nearly five decades.

I'm in the hunt for them now, In NP, GN pool color, and DMIR. I have 25 total, I need about 75 to 100 for a prototypical length train, with more NP than the others, from what I can tell.
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 03:46:32 AM »
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The tankers look great. This is shaping up to be a very expensive year for me: Trainworx trailers (UPS), BLMA tankers, more Trainworx trailers (Fedex, and more?), IM 3281 hoppers, BLMA 5660 hoppers, Scale Trains containers...   :o
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 09:40:03 AM »
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One thing that infuriated me with BLMA is its near schizophrenic focus on either transition erase or ultra modern cars, with nothing in the middle. I really hope that Atlas can backdate the tanks without the protective shields. We really need more quality pre-qualification era modern tanks.
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 09:49:31 AM »
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One thing that infuriated me with BLMA is its near schizophrenic focus on either transition erase or ultra modern cars, with nothing in the middle. I really hope that Atlas can backdate the tanks without the protective shields. We really need more quality pre-qualification era modern tanks.

BLMA has one transition era car.

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 10:55:26 AM »
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BLMA has one transition era car.

Unless you really stretch and count the flats that came off the line in 1956 as "transition" since there were still a couple class one roads running the occasional steam engine- in which case, they have 2.  It actually seems to me that they have spread their product line pretty evenly over the decades, other than (maybe?) missing something originally built in the 80s.

Truth is, I'd be happy to see them make MORE transition era cars. 
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 11:01:49 AM »
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One thing that infuriated me with BLMA is its near schizophrenic focus on either transition erase or ultra modern cars, with nothing in the middle. I really hope that Atlas can backdate the tanks without the protective shields. We really need more quality pre-qualification era modern tanks.

Infuriated is a bit of a strong word there, no?
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 11:02:46 AM »
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The tankers look great. This is shaping up to be a very expensive year for me: Trainworx trailers (UPS), BLMA tankers, more Trainworx trailers (Fedex, and more?), IM 3281 hoppers, BLMA 5660 hoppers, Scale Trains containers...   :o

Pretty much a ditto here.

BLMA can keep right on going with their selections for models to make as far as I am concerned. I love the offerings. Oh, well, er, yea. Nevermind.
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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 11:50:47 AM »
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One thing that infuriated me with BLMA is its near schizophrenic focus on either transition erase or ultra modern cars, with nothing in the middle. I really hope that Atlas can backdate the tanks without the protective shields. We really need more quality pre-qualification era modern tanks.

Ignoring the flat cars, they've done a TON of middle ground stuff man.
  • BX-166s (1974)
  • Dry-Flos (1959)
  • F89-Js (1966-68)
  • PS-4000s (1962-1964)
  • Top Gons (1991: 25 years ago)

That's the majority of their models.

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 12:15:42 PM »
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I've ordered some of the tankers.  They look great.

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2016, 01:06:53 PM »
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Trying to scratch up some cash for a few of these.   I've been spending my pennies lately on 2x4s, plywood, and a bulk flextrack order.

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 04:18:18 PM »
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I wish Atlas would do a 6-pack or 12-pack of GN ore cars, brown with yellow ends or just brown.

They've done 12-packs of their coal hoppers, so why not with their ore cars?

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 04:59:18 PM »
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One thing that infuriated me with BLMA is its near schizophrenic focus on either transition erase or ultra modern cars, with nothing in the middle. I really hope that Atlas can backdate the tanks without the protective shields. We really need more quality pre-qualification era modern tanks.

Personally, I like the fact that BLMA did contemporary stuff .. I model what I see on the rails today, and there is a need for good quality modern stuff ... don't be a hater :)

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Re: New Atlas and BLMA items in at MBK
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 06:13:11 PM »
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Considering Craig is a young guy it should be no surprise BLMA focused on the modern era.