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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2018, 02:26:39 PM »
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Saw this at KC...sign said January 2019...

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2018, 02:58:34 PM »
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Well that is promising. The road number matches one from the flyer of the first announcement.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2018, 10:18:43 PM »
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The Athearn site still says late October for the 1st run:

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=ACF+4600&CatID=TNRF&Page=2

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2018, 10:19:13 AM »
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Thanks Mark. I definitely looked right over that.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2018, 10:54:29 PM »
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Update: It appears that Athearn pushed all of these back to April 2019:

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=ACF+4600&CatID=TNRF

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2019, 12:14:48 PM »
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Update, these have now slid to August 2019 ...

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=ACF+4600&CatID=TNRF

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2019, 01:09:47 PM »
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Looks like Athearn has a steep case of Intermountainitis.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2019, 02:45:19 AM »
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And...didn't Athearn say that the China problems didn't affect their factories?
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
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And...didn't Athearn say that the China problems didn't affect their factories?
That's what I was thinking as well.  It would be great is manufacturers would let us know if any new factories have been found, etc.  I know that they don;t want to tip any hats to their competition but I believe that they know who is using who overseas.  I just wonder what the status is now with everyone?? 

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2019, 02:07:24 PM »
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That's what I was thinking as well.  It would be great is manufacturers would let us know if any new factories have been found, etc.  I know that they don;t want to tip any hats to their competition but I believe that they know who is using who overseas.  I just wonder what the status is now with everyone??

There is a TRW thread abotu the factory closure, and IIRC, most manufacturers found another factories to manufature their products.  Of course there were some logistical issues (like moving the tooling, etc.).
Here is a fairly recent update from Rapido Trains in their newsletter #107.

As I was leaving China the LRC factory was well into Royal Hudson production and was doing colour tests for the Tempo and RS-18. The factory is growing and looking for one or two new customers, so if you are a mid-sized model train manufacturer looking for a better factory to make your stuff, please give me a shout and I will put you in touch with Colin, the LRC factory grand poobah.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 02:27:15 PM »
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Just seems this was a ripe opportunity for some entrepreneur to step up and get a consortium to support a new factory in the U.S.A.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 03:39:17 PM »
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Just seems this was a ripe opportunity for some entrepreneur to step up and get a consortium to support a new factory in the U.S.A.

LOL!  We go through what you just mentioned (bring manufacturing back to USA) fairly regularly here , but it just ain't happening (and won't happen). If you search the forum you will see the reasons why (and also why some manufacturers, like MTL, are pulling it off).  Those explanation come from TRW members who are industry insiders and model manufacturers.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2019, 02:44:04 PM »
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2019, 02:07:01 AM »
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I saw that.  They're getting as bad as Intermountain for slow deliveries.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2019, 10:09:58 AM »
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Just seems this was a ripe opportunity for some entrepreneur to step up and get a consortium to support a new factory in the U.S.A.

Sure, are you offering to sign on as an investor?    :D

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