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Mark5

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Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:55:06 AM »
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N 50' FMC CENTERED DOUBLE DOOR BOX
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/10_N-scale_50ft_FMC_dbldr_042718.pdf

N LPG 33.9K TANK CAR
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/11_N-scale_33.9K_LPG_042718.pdf

N 3-BAY RIBBED HOPPER
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/12_N-scale_3-bay_Ribbed_Hopper_042718.pdf

If you look at the artwork for the 3 bay hopper, it would be new tooling for N, but I'm pretty sure that Athearn just got lazy and used the HO artwork here and that these are the old MDC/Roundhouse tooling ... (either way the NS hoppers are foobs)

Overall link: http://www.athearn.com/Articles/Hobbywire.aspx

Nuttin here for me! 8)

Mark




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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 11:41:18 AM »
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How early is the "early" version of the 33.9K tank? 60s or 70s?
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 07:04:04 PM »
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How early is the "early" version of the 33.9K tank? 60s or 70s?

Earliest date on the flyers is 1992+

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 07:30:59 PM »
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I am liking the Q hoppers!
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 08:07:53 PM »
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McCloud has been popular of late.  The MT and FVM versions were fooby but I guess this one is correct... and the exact same proto as Atlas just did this year.

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 08:44:07 PM »
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I’m not here to argue

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 02:02:09 AM »
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Nothing for me, either.  The boxcars are just a little too new, the tankers much to modern, and I painted a batch of CB&Q hoppers a few years ago.  Micro-Scale makes a set for them.
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 09:33:32 AM »
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Nothing for me either, way too modern. Yawn...
I did see Athearn's new "little" original Challenger in HO last weekend at the WPM meet in San B'dno, and it it gorgeous. Talked to the rep about an N scale version and got a "not very likely" but not out of the realm of possibility. They need to see how their HO sales do. Other than a new six wheel tender and a new shell, modified pilot, they got it already....
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 11:41:06 AM »
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They did big UP steam now we need those three bay offset side hoppers WITH ribs that the UP had a ton of and were pulled by big UP power . PLEASE

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2018, 10:18:45 PM »
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They did big UP steam now we need those three bay offset side hoppers WITH ribs that the UP had a ton of and were pulled by big UP power . PLEASE

Won't the Athearn (MDC)  and Bluford fill that bill adequately? After all looks like the same 70T models...?
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2018, 10:20:00 PM »
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More LPG tanks.  run just came in last month.

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 01:00:39 AM »
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Earliest date on the flyers is 1992+

The earliest non stripe tank was 1995.  May be earlier build dates but stripes date them to at lest mid-late 2000s

I love that I can zoom into those PDFS and read the dates on the tank qualification!
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 01:07:04 AM »
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Won't the Athearn (MDC)  and Bluford fill that bill adequately? After all looks like the same 70T models...?
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It's the outside ribs that are missing .

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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2018, 02:30:54 AM »
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The earliest non stripe tank was 1995.  May be earlier build dates but stripes date them to at lest mid-late 2000s



I'm not worried about lettering and paint, I'm wondering about the car design and detail. Lettering and paint can be changed easily. I just want something a little more modern than Atlas's whale belly cars, something different, but in my era.
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Re: Athearn N Announcements Friday, April 27 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2018, 05:26:13 AM »
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N 50' FMC CENTERED DOUBLE DOOR BOX
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/10_N-scale_50ft_FMC_dbldr_042718.pdf

N LPG 33.9K TANK CAR
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/11_N-scale_33.9K_LPG_042718.pdf

N 3-BAY RIBBED HOPPER
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042718/12_N-scale_3-bay_Ribbed_Hopper_042718.pdf

If you look at the artwork for the 3 bay hopper, it would be new tooling for N, but I'm pretty sure that Athearn just got lazy and used the HO artwork here and that these are the old MDC/Roundhouse tooling ... (either way the NS hoppers are foobs)

Overall link: http://www.athearn.com/Articles/Hobbywire.aspx

Nuttin here for me! 8)

Mark

Athearn ribbed hopper:

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/mdc3bay.html