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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 02:10:05 PM »
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Looking forward to these for sure as their 2 bay version is excellent, will be in for several in the first announcement, Soo Line and BN  also L&N. 8)

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 02:14:48 PM »
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No undecs in the first release.  :|

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
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No undecs in the first release.  :|

Yeah I noticed that ... the HO guys get essentially the same release + undec.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 03:03:39 PM »
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Finally.  I always suspected Atlas would be the one to do these.  Hopefully the Northern Pacific and Great Northern cars won't be too far off.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 04:15:17 PM »
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All 4 L&N and a SOO or 4 for me and maybe a BN too.

A bunch of releases this month. More mechanical reefers, ex-MDC Hi Cube Boxcars and 3 bay hoppers too.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 04:45:38 PM »
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THREE BODY STYLES!!!!  I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 05:11:54 PM »
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 02:07:15 AM »
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Bryan:  These are the Plate B 4600 cf cars, and wouldn't be right for the NP/GN, which bought the Plate C 4650s.  These are usable for the CB&Q, and hopefully they'll be in the next run.

Intermountain once announced the early 4650s, in a magazine ad, but, as far as I know, they have never been mentioned again.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 12:58:17 PM »
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Bryan:  These are the Plate B 4600 cf cars, and wouldn't be right for the NP/GN, which bought the Plate C 4650s.  These are usable for the CB&Q, and hopefully they'll be in the next run.

Intermountain once announced the early 4650s, in a magazine ad, but, as far as I know, they have never been mentioned again.


Ah, yep...you're right.  In my zealousness, I didn't even notice.  Drats, foiled again.
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 04:13:10 PM »
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Bryan,

Maybe hope for NP, if Athearn does the Conditionaire version:

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/acf/cf4600.htm

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 01:58:37 AM »
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Mark:  That would be a long shot, but since Santa Fe also had a few, it's possible.  They had a better chance of being seen off-line than the GN/BN/ATSF F45s, and Athearn made them.

Someone, years ago, did an article on modeling the Conditionaire cars in HO.  If I remember it right, they sprayed the body with glue, then covered it with sand, to simulate the insulation.  It was almost as ugly as the prototype!  But I'd buy at least one, as they weren't uncommon sights in Pasco. 

And, someone, Bachmann maybe, made one in the ACF demonstrator Conditionaire scheme in N, but it was a 4-bay car, without the added insulation, just painted that way. 
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 11:29:15 AM »
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Has there ever been any news on these cars? I preordered a couple 3 packs from the first release and they still don’t show any info at the hobby shop.

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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 02:06:07 PM »
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Is the 3-pack just a bundle of the road numbers above, or is it different road numbers?
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Re: 1st release of ACF 4600's announced by Athearn
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 02:15:35 PM »
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Athearn,, has made the 3 pack different numbers in the past,, so why change.

Definitely the SOO and BN for me,, all number. One can never have enough covered hoppers.

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