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sundowner

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Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:42:36 PM »
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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 06:23:21 PM »
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Nice to see the FA and Greenville cars again. The Walthers coil car wasn't that great. Maybe they have updated the tooling a bit?
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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 08:42:17 PM »
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Loving it. Atlas is taking all this tooling out of mothballs!

Maybe we'll see this when they get around to the FA-2:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3430445

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 09:18:54 PM »
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Glad to see the 2 bay Greenville cars coming back. They SP and UP repaint schemes look nice and are needed.

Coil cars at $32.99 MSRP? There better be some tooling upgrades besides better trucks and couplers compared to the Walthers' released version.

Wonder if the FA release makes a Rapido N scale version of their excellent HO FA less likely?
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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
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Coil cars at $32.99 MSRP? There better be some tooling upgrades besides better trucks and couplers compared to the Walthers' released version.


I might as well switch to HO for those prices

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 10:41:03 PM »
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With a new DCC frame. Wonder if they will make it an easy conversion to DCC for those that do not want sound.

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 10:54:02 PM »
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Coil cars at $32.99 MSRP? There better be some tooling upgrades besides better trucks and couplers compared to the Walthers' released version.

Anticipated tariffs are probably baked in. The metal part of the car isn't awful - just too wide by about a foot. The steps are pretty hideous compared to the RC model. The coil shields are pretty bad. They need to be about a foot shorter in height and the absence of handrails is REALLY noticeable.

If they retooled the shields and made the steps more delicate, it could be a good looking car. Especially if they replaced the plastic perimeter walkway with etched parts.

This was a car I was SURE would end up in the Trainman line. But the pricing says otherwise.

FWIW, the Walthers car actually did have interior detailing. Which was promptly sealed from view forever by the coil shields being glued in place.  :facepalm:

The Greenville hopper is a nice car. I have several Southern cars though they were very rare up here. I wished New Hampshire Northcoast would have been included.

I would encourage Atlas to take their time with the Walthers stuff and look at what can be upgraded. The Russel Plow is a great example. Window glass is a great addition, but so would live trucks and lighting. The coil car does have issues that need to be addressed.
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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 10:13:18 AM »
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Those are some good announcements!

The LNE FAs are actually really tempting. I just watched their maiden voyage from inside the cab.
https://www.johnpmedia.com/dvds/along-the-bridge-lines-to-maybrook

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 02:43:42 PM »
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Nice to see these releases - especially the Greenville hopper.  @Atlas Paul, I'd love to see that 3230 PD hopper produced in N!

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 03:04:58 PM »
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Nice to see these releases - especially the Greenville hopper.  @Atlas Paul, I'd love to see that 3230 PD hopper produced in N!

Yep, same here.  plenty of them coming off the Maryland Midland from Lehigh Cement

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 09:37:34 AM »
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Nice to see these releases - especially the Greenville hopper.  @Atlas Paul, I'd love to see that 3230 PD hopper produced in N!

Eventually.

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 05:31:21 PM »
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Eventually.

Sweet.

@Atlas Paul any chance we can have the Thrall 53' wells first? Please???
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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2018, 09:11:24 AM »
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Do the silver series ones still have the speaker included? I know there was discussion of that at one point (just for the SD39-2s maybe?), but I don't see anything in the announcement.

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2018, 11:20:40 AM »
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I am hoping that Atlas will produce the Walthers/Lifelike USRA 0-8-0 and 2-8-8-2 mallet.  Both are awesome performers.

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Re: Atlas’s Walthers tooling Dec 18 edition.
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2018, 11:24:01 AM »
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I am hoping that Atlas will produce the Walthers/Lifelike USRA 0-8-0 and 2-8-8-2 mallet.  Both are awesome performers.

Unfortunately I recall Paul mentioning somethgin about Atlas not owning that tooling - you would have to search the forum for that post.
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