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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 08:53:33 PM »
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Much yummy tankcar goodness
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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 09:30:05 PM »
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Much yummy tankcar goodness

Don't get too excited. These are the old MDC ones.

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 09:51:25 PM »
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Don't get too excited. These are the old MDC ones.

With a $27 price tag...

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 10:02:00 PM »
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With a $27 price tag...


I suspect they will be cheaper soon enough.

Don't get too excited. These are the old MDC ones.

In new modern schemes I don’t have to paint.
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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 10:42:46 PM »
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With Body Mount Couplers... (For real this time.. or still a typo?)

Ya know if they retooled the car for body mount couplers and implemented etched end walkways/steps and side ladders ala gold metal models .. they'd have a pretty nice tank car and have an easier time justifying that $27 price tag..

And the LPG Tanks that are still out for pre-order are $27.89 MSRP...

Tank Train..? $28.32 per car MSRP

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 10:44:20 PM »
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With Body Mount Couplers... (For real this time.. or still a typo?)

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No kidding. This is a car I hope ScaleTrains does in the future, just so I can scrap my Athearn ones.
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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 12:00:40 PM »
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I remember when people who wanted nice details bought these. :trollface:

Athearn's last run must have sold well.

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 12:15:43 PM »
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I’ve got several sets of this GMM set for the tank cars in question. It works well.
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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 06:13:39 PM »
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Is the C&NW FMC a foob? My library is still crated and I don't remember C&NW having any double door cars like it.
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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 07:23:32 PM »
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Is the C&NW FMC a foob? My library is still crated and I don't remember C&NW having any double door cars like it.

Yes. They are stand-ins for rebuilt PS cars. Due to the rebuilding, the models are pretty close with the exception of the bottom sill.

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 08:20:52 PM »
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I remember when people who wanted nice details bought these. :trollface:

Athearn's last run must have sold well.

Those work better with unassembled cars that cost less than $27....

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Re: Athearn February New Announcements
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 09:10:07 PM »
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Yes. They are stand-ins for rebuilt PS cars. Due to the rebuilding, the models are pretty close with the exception of the bottom sill.

"Squat down" would be a more accurate description given the CNW 67700's were rebuilt from 50' PS-1's...

All Athearn had to do was put that artwork on this car.... :facepalm:

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=50%27+ps-1+double+door&CatID=TNRF&OA=True&Page=1
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