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Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« on: July 23, 2020, 09:35:35 AM »
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I noted this in the latest Atlas catalog; was this on the Facebook feed last week?

https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1504-n213.aspx

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 10:07:32 AM »
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These were announced awhile ago

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 10:08:42 AM »
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Any Southwestern roads (UP, SP, ATSF, WP) good for this car?
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 10:14:29 AM »
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NKP had these.   Atlas hasn't announced undec's, but I'm tempted to spend $30+, strip one, and find out that NKP is in the next run.
The only issue is the ladders - NKP had a darker brown than any of the cars released so far with full height ladders - the MILW car is closet - and I'd have to paint the ladders which Atlas is clearly loathe to do (I'm guessing they are some kind of plastic that paint doesn't like).
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 10:55:05 AM »
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Announced at the NTS last year.

"The new RBL is a General American built car, designed in conjunction with Moloco who produces it in HO." (PGBowler2)

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=45201.msg585037#msg585037

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https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=49890.msg669590#msg669590

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 11:05:46 AM »
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Any Southwestern roads (UP, SP, ATSF, WP) good for this car?

@Mark5 indirectly answered my question in mentioning the Moloco HO production. They offered none in any of those roads, the geographic closest being D&RGW. So I'll take their not issuing any for popular roads meaning the 1:1 didn't have any.
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 11:18:10 AM »
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Mike,

This might help - snagged from MRH Sep 2011 - Issue 19 re the Moloco kits years back:

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2020, 11:19:56 AM »
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hum, I see a couple of expensive beat up storage sheds in my future from that @Mark5.

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2020, 11:21:59 AM »
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Doh!  My apologies for posting this duplicate thread (insufficient coffee this morning)  :facepalm:

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2020, 12:07:37 PM »
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This might help - snagged from MRH Sep 2011 - Issue 19 re the Moloco kits years back:

Thanks - very helpful. Apparently the Atlas model is of the 10' center-door version, as were the cars I found on the current Moloco site.
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 12:09:41 PM »
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Thanks - very helpful. Apparently the Atlas model is of the 10' center-door version, as were the cars I found on the current Moloco site.

I wish.  The Atlas car is the offset door.  I've got my fingers crossed for the centered door version as I bugged Moloco for years about making it in N scale.

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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2020, 12:17:25 PM »
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OK... that's really interesting to know. What's a millimeter or two between friends?  ;)  I guess I'll wait for Atlas to offer it in Western livery, I already have too many paint and lettering projects in the queue as it is.

Yeah, I can see why you want the centered version - CGW.
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2020, 12:22:36 PM »
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I saw some test shots at Atlas this past winter.  They looked good to me.  I will get at least the Conrail.
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2020, 12:24:29 PM »
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They're making Missouri Pacific this run...  :D

Hoping for the centered door aswell, need some Soo love  :D
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Re: Atlas General American 50' RBL (new tool)
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2020, 02:17:49 PM »
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OK... that's really interesting to know. What's a millimeter or two between friends?  ;)  I guess I'll wait for Atlas to offer it in Western livery, I already have too many paint and lettering projects in the queue as it is.

Yeah, I can see why you want the centered version - CGW.

What, your interchange tracks OOS there bud?