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What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:51:14 AM »
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I can't remember the most recent new Walthers car. Is there any hope to get this 60' flat in N?

https://www.walthers.com/60-general-purpose-flatcar-ready-to-run-norfolk-southern-3

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 02:04:26 AM »
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I think it was the Difco ballast car, not certain though.
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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 03:00:10 AM »
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I can't remember the most recent new Walthers car. Is there any hope to get this 60' flat in N?

https://www.walthers.com/60-general-purpose-flatcar-ready-to-run-norfolk-southern-3

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:23:05 PM »
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Re-release of the Model Power 4-4-0 and 2-6-0?

Walthers: the black hole of N scale. Manufacturers go in but product never gets out...
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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 02:34:07 PM »
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Re-release of the Model Power 4-4-0 and 2-6-0?

Walthers: the black hole of N scale. Manufacturers go in but product never gets out...

For now.  Things may be changing.

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 03:03:46 PM »
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I spoke with Kirk Reddy of N Scale Modeler and was told that Lowell Smith has purchased the line of Walthers n Scale lightweight passenger cars. I hope it’s true
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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 03:04:28 PM »
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I think it was the Difco ballast car, not certain though.

Difco was at least 10 years ago, wasn't it?

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 03:05:35 PM »
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Re-release of the Model Power 4-4-0 and 2-6-0?

Walthers: the black hole of N scale. Manufacturers go in but product never gets out...

I don't keep up with steam so that's quite possible.

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 03:06:28 PM »
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For now.  Things may be changing.

Was there a personnel change that's driving this? Or just business focus?

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:58 PM »
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Does Walthers still make locomotives?

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 03:25:16 PM »
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I spoke with Kirk Reddy of N Scale Modeler and was told that Lowell Smith has purchased the line of Walthers n Scale lightweight passenger cars. I hope it’s true
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That's one rumor.


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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 03:26:17 PM »
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Seriously.... I spoke to the Walthers vice pres in Orlando and told her they REALLY needed to re-run the Erie-builts.
She didn't know what I was talking about.
But asked me to write it down and she would pass it on to the R&D people.

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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 03:38:17 PM »
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Seriously.... I spoke to the Walthers vice pres in Orlando and told her they REALLY needed to re-run the Erie-builts.
She didn't know what I was talking about.
But asked me to write it down and she would pass it on to the R&D people.
I remember hearing that there were problems over the tooling ("lost" or broken moving from one Asian factory to another) which was why Life Like did not make more before Walthers bought them.  But if they still have the tooling, either they should make more or sell it to someone who will. 
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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 03:44:05 PM »
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Re: What and When was the most recent Walther's model released?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 04:08:32 PM »
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But if they still have the tooling, either they should make more or sell it to someone who will.