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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
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What the heck is "Primed for Grime"? I also see the cars will in faded not as-built color shades. Wonder how that'll fly with squeaky-clean car running crowd...

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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
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What the heck is "Primed for Grime"? I also see the cars will in faded not as-built color shades. Wonder how that'll fly with squeaky-clean car running crowd...

Judging by how well the MTL graffiti/weathered car sell, I suspect that Athearn will make profit on their cars too.
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 05:35:48 AM »
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PS 5277 is likely ex-MDC

This one?

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/mdc50peak.html

Has Athearn run this tooling before?  It doesn't seem so.

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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 08:12:29 AM »
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What the heck is "Primed for Grime"? I also see the cars will in faded not as-built color shades. Wonder how that'll fly with squeaky-clean car running crowd...

We've only been singing it's praise for over 2 years...
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 08:26:12 AM »
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How many of those 4427s are still running on the rails today I wonder?
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 09:26:23 AM »
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This one?

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/mdc50peak.html

Has Athearn run this tooling before?  It doesn't seem so.

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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 02:37:52 PM »
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So another PS4427?

Let's review:
http://spookshow.net/freight/exactps2cd4427.html
Exactrail (and Con-Cor?!) low still version.

http://spookshow.net/freight/walthersps2.html
Walthers (now Atlas) low still version.

http://spookshow.net/freight/mtps2hop.html
Micro-Trains high still version with inset bolsters.

http://spookshow.net/freight/worxps2cd.html
Trainworx high still version with boxed bolster.

And now Athearn.

Multiple phases available on several.

How many do we need?
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 02:47:26 PM »
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 03:23:08 PM »
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What the heck is "Primed for Grime"? I also see the cars will in faded not as-built color shades. Wonder how that'll fly with squeaky-clean car running crowd...

They're Athearn's pre-faded/patched rolling stock, meant for eventual weathering/graffiti [done by the modeler].
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 03:48:15 PM »
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Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 09:52:09 PM »
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Do the PS 5277s come with truck mounted or body mounted couplers? Looking at the announcement, its hard to say, but they commented on my post on Facebook regarding they moved all of their N tooling to body mount

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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2018, 11:52:28 PM »
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Even their old MDC tooling is going body mount. The last Berwick and FMC boxes have coupler pockets molded into the (original MDC) under frame. Why they didn't take the opportunity to make a better under frame is beyond me.

Both Athearn and Exactrail have stated all their tooling is being updated to include body move couplers and metal wheels.
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Re: Athearn N scale announcements 30Nov
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2018, 01:08:33 AM »
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They probably didn't make a better frame for several reasons.  It's cheaper to modify the existing one than to start from scratch; the frame really isn't readily visible on these cars anyway; and if they had made a new, finely detailed frame, someone would complain that now the body should be upgraded to match the frame.  At that point, they're looking at an all-new model.
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