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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 04:21:34 PM »
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Got mine yesterday at MBK.  Didn't realize the 40's have hitches - for 28' trailers???

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 06:37:30 PM »
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I called MBK today to ask if they'd get more in. The fellow said he doesn't know when or if. He did sign me up for email alerts on a couple of the item numbers (of the 6 Atlas TTX 53' cars).

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2019, 06:49:55 PM »
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Glad i pre-order mine at my lts
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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2019, 07:52:13 PM »
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I ordered a bunch of 40's and a few non-TTX 53's this morning.  I'm oddly unperturbed at missing the TTX wells.  They will turn up eventually, and lord knows I have an endless to-do list already.  In any event, I hope Atlas appreciates the demand for modern intermodal rolling stock.  ;)



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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 08:58:43 PM »
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Got mine yesterday at MBK.  Didn't realize the 40's have hitches - for 28' trailers???

Cut down from the 48' AP cars remember? The TTX lost their their hitches during the rebuild.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=42499.msg536693#msg536693

Trailer limited to 42' length, 2x 28's probably don't fit, so yeah a single 28' probably the most common trailer seen in the 40' cars.
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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 10:39:28 PM »
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Was there a restock at MBK?  I managed to get a TTX (early) 40 and an FEC 53.

I noticed hobbylinc has some too, for a few bucks more.

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2019, 11:43:55 PM »
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Cut down from the 48' AP cars remember? The TTX lost their their hitches during the rebuild.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=42499.msg536693#msg536693

Trailer limited to 42' length, 2x 28's probably don't fit, so yeah a single 28' probably the most common trailer seen in the 40' cars.

so why did Atlas add hitches or can they be removed?

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2019, 12:23:22 AM »
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so why did Atlas add hitches or can they be removed?

No roadname specific details, I guess.  NOKL has them, TTX doesn't, the models all do.  Hopefully not hard to remove.

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2019, 10:30:43 AM »
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MBK must have changed something - I'm expecting the package tomorrow.

Used to be you'd order, a couple days later they'd ship (print label), and a couple days later the PO would pick up the package.   If you were lucky you'd see it in a week.

Kudos if this change is permanent.
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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2019, 01:05:31 PM »
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MBK must have changed something - I'm expecting the package tomorrow.

Used to be you'd order, a couple days later they'd ship (print label), and a couple days later the PO would pick up the package.   If you were lucky you'd see it in a week.

Kudos if this change is permanent.

MKB does a super job - but their shipping speed varies a lot....

They also feed into what seems like a very slow PO.



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Re: Atlas 40 and 50 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2019, 09:48:13 AM »
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Probably some of the 53 footers.  Not the rebuilt 40s.


I believe both of these models are rebuilds though - shortened 40's and lengthened 53's. Not new builds. So none of them would be before the 2000s.

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2019, 10:46:19 AM »
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53s are OOS almost everywhere now.
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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2019, 03:23:27 PM »
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53s are OOS almost everywhere now.

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Re: Atlas 40 and 53 Foot Rebuilt Well Cars Have Finally Arrived
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2019, 04:27:43 PM »
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Out Of Stock ?

Ahhhhhhh...   My brain saw "out of service" and figured it was a typo!

Carry on...