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New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« on: February 10, 2017, 01:12:07 PM »
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I noted that Athearn is doing a new run of their 3-window caboose.

When I look at this mockup:
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH2646

it shows the windows on the sides as unevenly spaced. 

Yet when I look at the HO version, they are *evenly* spaced:
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=RND17787

To add to the confusion, they released a flyer in .pdf form that shows the N version with evenly-spaced windows like the
HO version (which could just mean they used the same artwork and didn't bother about "the details").
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/102816/10_N-scale_3-Window_Caboose_102816.pdf

I think this is a rerun of a caboose they have done a few times before.  Does anyone have any information on this new caboose other than the Athearn promotionals?   I have sent an inquiry to them asking about the window spacing.



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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 01:27:16 PM »
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The N scale versions are the old MDC/Roundhouse cabins ...

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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »
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@mmagliaro - The unevenly spaced windows appear to be on the opposite side of the caboose in both the HO and N Scale release .pdf verses your first link.
Now granted, I don't know if that's it, but could be the explanation.
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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 01:39:39 PM »
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Spookshow shows both sides:

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/mdcwood.html

Not sure if this helps ...

The HO model does appear to be evenly spaced on both sides:

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=RND84384

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=RND84391

So, looking at the actual models (links above), the N models have unevenly spaced windows while the HO models have evenly spaced windows.

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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 05:20:04 PM »
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Bummer,  I got my answer from Athearn. 

The N Scale version will have unequally spaced windows.  So yes, it must be the old tooling from the MDC cabooses.


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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 09:13:07 AM »
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Darn it.  Now everyone is going to be pointing at my GTW caboose and whispering "you know, that caboose should have evenly spaced windows."  Until now, no one had noticed.
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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 04:15:05 PM »
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Just put up a sign that says"Rivet Counters Need Not Enter!:D :D

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Re: New run of Athearn 3-Window Caboose
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 04:35:50 PM »
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Just put up a sign that says"Rivet Counters Need Not Enter!:D :D

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Wouldn't that be "caboose window offset counters"?  :D
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Wow! SP&S Challenger finally.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 06:30:36 PM »
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                :|Wow! The caboose will be in SP&S to match their new SP&S Challenger finally coming in December (I hope I hope) which I have been waiting for what seems like Eons. Now maybe the early series UP Challengers coming in HO will be next on the plate. Nate Goodman (Nato).  :|

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Re: Wow! SP&S Challenger finally.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 06:48:44 PM »
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                :|Wow! The caboose will be in SP&S to match their new SP&S Challenger finally coming in December (I hope I hope) which I have been waiting for what seems like Eons. Now maybe the early series UP Challengers coming in HO will be next on the plate. Nate Goodman (Nato).  :|

Yes, I believe that is their plan.  I am not buying the Challenger, as it's just too big for my layout.  But I would have really liked some accurate SP&S cabooses.  So far, the laserkit one (a GN prototype that was also used on the SP&S) is the only one around, unless you want to start moving windows around and altering cupolas.

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Re: Wow! SP&S Challenger finally.
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 11:58:23 PM »
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Yes, I believe that is their plan.  I am not buying the Challenger, as it's just too big for my layout.  But I would have really liked some accurate SP&S cabooses.  So far, the laserkit one (a GN prototype that was also used on the SP&S) is the only one around, unless you want to start moving windows around and altering cupolas.

Why not?  I do it every time I want a U.P. CA-1... :D

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