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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2018, 10:44:39 AM »
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Yeah, but unlike Walthers... I'd say just wait a year or so and the other paint scheme should probably come along.

Atlas' track record so far with pre-1982 UP? They have been very sparing with the yellow/gray. GP9s, for instance - 2005, 2008 and 2016, each in different lettering. GP30 and 35? A single run each since 2000. They were more liberal with the SD24s, but OTOH there weren't that many roads that had 'em.

I suspect I'll get a trio of the new run, anyway, and patch.
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 01:38:10 AM »
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Ed:  Blowing up the Atlas PDF, the car says "NEW 8-80".  If this is correct, it should be good for most of the 80s.  Assuming KCS didn't turn around and sell/repaint them shortly after buying them...

The first thing I looked at was the consolidated stencil.  It's the 1974 style 2-panel, which itself was a good sign.  The BN car has the same style, but the "CAPY" line is gone, so it's a later car.  Looking it up, it's too modern for me, even if I added the CAPY.  But, the Canadian Freight Car Gallery had an interesting picture of one of the BN cars.  Ever see a car with BOTH 2-panel and 3-panel COTS?



http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=bn448438&o=bn
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2018, 12:53:52 PM »
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@Philip H what's the history of these guys? Good for the 80s?
https://shop.atlasrr.com/p-54217-n-tman-thrall-4750-covered-hopper-kansas-city-southern-308633.aspx

Most were new 1979-1980 so you can get a fair brace of them if you want.

Ed:  Blowing up the Atlas PDF, the car says "NEW 8-80".  If this is correct, it should be good for most of the 80s.  Assuming KCS didn't turn around and sell/repaint them shortly after buying them...

http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=bn448438&o=bn

They are dirtier now, but still in original paint:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=632940

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4742554
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2018, 02:08:59 PM »
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What's the skinny on the Difco car's era?
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2018, 05:59:23 PM »
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@Philip H what's the history of these guys? Good for the 80s?
https://shop.atlasrr.com/p-54217-n-tman-thrall-4750-covered-hopper-kansas-city-southern-308633.aspx

Should be. The COTS is the type used in the late 70's to very early 80's.
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 03:47:42 PM »
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What's the skinny on the Difco car's era?

The N&W cars were built in 1986.

BTW, the Difcos and the Russell Plows as well as the Greenville hoppers are in stock at MBK

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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2019, 06:22:16 PM »
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Quote from: Mark5 date=1567712862

BTW, the Difcos and the Russell Plows as well as the Greenville hoppers are in stock at MBK

I think that Atlas has found a pre-order system I can live with-
1) get stock from Nov catalog on dealer shelves by Sept. 4
2) release Nov. catalog on Sept. 5
3) require pre-orders by Dec 12

I predict a low pre-order count.  Hopefully, they take actual sales into account when determining if another run is in order.  :D
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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2019, 06:42:36 PM »
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I think that Atlas has found a pre-order system I can live with-
1) get stock from Nov catalog on dealer shelves by Sept. 4
2) release Nov. catalog on Sept. 5
3) require pre-orders by Dec 12

I predict a low pre-order count.  Hopefully, they take actual sales into account when determining if another run is in order.  :D

Do you not realize those pre-orders were due last year, or are or you just completely joking?

(Not sure how Mark remembers these threads exist.  Maybe he searches for it on principle?)

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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2019, 10:44:53 PM »
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Do you not realize those pre-orders were due last year, or are or you just completely joking?

I guess I was too subtle. 

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Re: Atlas November announcement Walthers N tooling edition
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2019, 11:16:41 AM »
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Just a few Thrall 4750's for me. Mostly a very uninspiring catalog for me. Been that way all summer from all of the manufacturer's.