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Athearn June announcement
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:03:07 PM »
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Athearn is doing the 89' flats this time with a trailer included one of those is a Conrail trailvan trailer, heen waiting for some of these trailers.

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=89+flat+TOFC&CatID=TNRF
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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 09:28:22 PM »
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It is vey nice to see Conrail Trailvans finally being done on the 40’ Freuhauf trailers.  Conrail did own several thousand of these after all.  I suggested these to Athearn  back at last year’s NSE Convention, and they said they would consider it.  When they announced a new run of just the trailers a few months back and Conrail did not make the cut,  I was disappointed.  It looks like all the information I sent them has finally paid off.  Thanks.

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »
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Also: NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: N PS-2 2600 2-BAY COVERED HOPPER

Some Conrail in there too:
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052518/09_N-scale_PS-2_2600_Hopper_052518.pdf

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 01:31:21 AM »
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Hmm. Are they available separately? Otherwise... weird.

Also, love th hoppers. Just weathered one up this week.

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 07:44:35 AM »
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Hmm. Are they available separately? Otherwise... weird

Athearn announced a new run of the trailers in February, and Conrail was not included.  This is a rather expense way to get a few, but there is no other option at this point.  I do plan on rolling a few of my own however.  They are creeping up the decal list in my work bench.  I have to finish my 86’ autoparts cars and some X65’s first.   Since modeling season ends with the school year, maybe next winter.  Thanks.

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 08:24:35 AM »
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Hmm. Are they available separately? Otherwise... weird.

A 2 pack of trailers would have suited me just fine as well. Guess I'll be getting some more flats and a couple right proper 40' CR vans for my intermodal trains. I can retire those ConCor ones I attempted to pretty up with a little paint and better landing gear and tandems. They pass the 3 foot rule. barely. Maybe I should save them for show use.   I'm a bit pleased there is only one trailer per flat though.  That will help me out with my "I've more trailers than flat's and I keep buying/decaling more" situation.  I doubt I'll ever have the space for a layout large enough to build another intermodal yard again.  I did find an old set of Trailvan decals (Walthers?) at a show last year.  Haven't gotten around to that project yet.  Looks like it just got pushed back further.

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 09:46:11 AM »
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All in on CR and CSX hoppers....

Too bad Bowser blew it on the Cylindrical release - no CR - and grossly oversize CSX logo....

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 01:15:06 PM »
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Wait a tick!?!? Announced in May, DUE IN LATE MAY?!?!? Wheres the 8 month delay?
Buffering...

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 01:46:37 PM »
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Wait a tick!?!? Announced in May, DUE IN LATE MAY?!?!? Wheres the 8 month delay?

12 month delay.   ETA May 2019

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
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The Conrail trailer is great, these went all across the country.   

I sure would rather see them in a trailer 2-pack like they used to do.

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Re: Athearn June announcement
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 10:28:50 PM »
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Excited about the new C&NW hoppers. Very classy.