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Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« on: October 26, 2016, 07:51:29 AM »
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Might be of interest, Atlas makes 3 spanish 4-4-0 for Marbar/Spain. Details you can find on the 1:160 site. Just take a seat before you see the price in Euros.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 10:32:07 AM »
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Mabar is using some of the Atlas tooling to make the Spanish 4-4-0.  They are using the Atlas 4-4-0 as the basis for their model, which will have details to match the locomotives as used in Spain. We are not involved at all in the marketing or pricing of this model, it is entirely Mabar's. 


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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 11:51:09 AM »
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Thank you for the clarification. They have the Atlas logo on their advertisment and it  says that they "work together".  The list price for the US 4-4-0 is about 120 Euros in Europe, the Mabar Special will be about 159,- Euros. The problem is that I have to buy all 3 of them.

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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 12:10:55 PM »
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Thank you for the clarification. They have the Atlas logo on their advertisment and it  says that they "work together".  The list price for the US 4-4-0 is about 120 Euros in Europe, the Mabar Special will be about 159,- Euros. The problem is that I have to buy all 3 of them.

That is a true statement then: Atlas supplies the mechanism and shell and Mabar adds their own details, then markets the model.   Atlas does custom work, even for individuals (like the currently available custom-painted boxcar for Bryan Bussey).

While the price is expensive, it does not seem too out of line with other European N scale steam locos.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 02:06:41 PM »
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 02:34:03 PM »
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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37755137

I don't think that's relevant as it only effects models sold in Britain or by British model companies. A model made for a Spanish company and sold in Euros, not Pounds, will be unaffected by the Brexit fallout.

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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 04:11:59 PM »
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Do you remember in Toy Story 3 when they flipped the switch on Buzz Lightyear and he started speaking Spanish?  Do you think @Atlas Paul has that mode?

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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 06:25:00 PM »
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Any links?
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 07:06:02 PM »
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Any links?

Went to the English version of Mabar website and the only mention I found of that loco was this image.  Doesn't look very different than the American version (other than the livery).

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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 07:56:07 PM »
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There has been a lot of reused regauged American equipment on Spanish rails over the years. In 1980 my family ride overnight from Madrid to Paris on a train with a 1932 Pullman diner. It was fully restored inside, and as a young of lad of about 10 I remember it with awe and reverence. Never mind my brother and I almost got sent back to our cama by my mom because ew kept taking fruit off the table and stuffing it inour pockets.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 09:31:34 PM »
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There has been a lot of reused regauged American equipment on Spanish rails over the years.

I did not realize that Spain is not using standard gauge tracks.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 01:23:56 AM »
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According to Wikipedia, the main gauge in Spain is 1668 mm, which is an odd number to choose.  Why not 1665, or 1670?  In American, that's 5 ft 5 21⁄32 in, so it probably isn't a metric conversion from an earlier measurement.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2016, 04:38:16 AM »
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1:160 states: Arnold couplers, buffers, lights (?), modified details for better running through curves and "other modification".
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2016, 08:17:16 AM »
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According to Wikipedia, the main gauge in Spain is 1668 mm, which is an odd number to choose.  Why not 1665, or 1670?  In American, that's 5 ft 5 21⁄32 in, so it probably isn't a metric conversion from an earlier measurement.

yep - and there are stations and trains equipped to cross the border which, essentially, get their wheels squeezed in on their axles hydraulically.  I've been in that shed at 2AM - its an eerie and awesome experience.
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Re: Spanish 4-4-0 from Atlas
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2016, 08:17:57 AM »
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Do you remember in Toy Story 3 when they flipped the switch on Buzz Lightyear and he started speaking Spanish?  Do you think @Atlas Paul has that mode?

Definitely not LOL.