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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2022, 08:23:07 PM »
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An industry insider told me that a PS 52/53' gon was in the works from "someone" - I was guessing BLMA/Atlas.   Wonder what happened to that?

I would like to see this PS 2228 cubic foot 13 panel gondola produced.  I am not sure, but I thought this was produced for multiple railroads.

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2022, 12:01:48 AM »
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I am curious why all manufactures are looking at a crowded SD40-2 market and say me too?

Well, its a safe bet regardless. SD40-2s are one of the rare handful of locomotives that will always have a baseline demand regardless of how recent somebody else's run was. And TBF between Amherst and the latest Greeneberg train shows I've seen 4 being for sale in total and none were in roadnames I wanted.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2022, 12:07:58 AM »
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Well, its a safe bet regardless. SD40-2s are one of the rare handful of locomotives that will always have a baseline demand regardless of how recent somebody else's run was. And TBF between Amherst and the latest Greeneberg train shows I've seen 4 being for sale in total and none were in roadnames I wanted.

And yet, despite, this no one has yet offered a completely correct GMD SD40-2 . . . . .


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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2022, 12:20:56 AM »
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How else would people that shop at HobbyTown buy an SD40-2?

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Back when we had one in Las Vegas, they used to get Kato stock all the time

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2022, 12:26:38 AM »
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Back when we had one in Las Vegas, they used to get Kato stock all the time

Used to, yes.  Now it's about the same as going to Hobby Lobby, at least it was the last time I went to the two stores we have here.

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2022, 12:41:47 AM »
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Not for N, but they did announce some HO stuff.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
  • Atlas MasterĀ® Plus HO Scale CNCF 5000 Box Car
  • HO Scale Portec 3000 Covered Hopper

The CNCF 5000 looks interesting to me

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2022, 12:44:07 AM »
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I would like to see this PS 2228 cubic foot 13 panel gondola produced.  I am not sure, but I thought this was produced for multiple railroads.

SOU had a huge fleet of PS 2244's....

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2022, 09:19:45 PM »
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There's been some decent coverage on Facebook from RMC / Model Railroad News and as always, MRH Mag has some good coverage on their blog from the NTS and the convention:

https://forum.mrhmag.com/post/2022-national-train-show-day-1-12422216
https://forum.mrhmag.com/post/2022-national-train-show-day-2-the-banquet-12423127
https://forum.mrhmag.com/post/2022-national-train-show-day-3-the-end-12423657

Some good coverage of JTC, RailSmith and Atlas amongst it all.

Of note for us here, first look at two Atlas releases - the upgraded Walthers PD5000 (@daniel_leavitt2000) and the newly tooled 3230cuft covered hoppers (@GaryHinshaw).

 




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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2022, 09:57:50 PM »
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Thx James.  Those both look really nice!

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2022, 10:30:33 PM »
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I asked one of the Atlas reps at the show about doing their Modern Hooded and Searchlight signals in N. He said that he hoped there will be an announcement for them in the not too distant future but could not commit to a time frame. Certainly sounded like they are coming.


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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2022, 02:35:37 AM »
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That's very exciting news. Atlas is slowly expanding their signal system. It's a very nice "plug & play" ABS system. They really don't get enough credit for it.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2022, 08:34:36 AM »
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MRH just casually dropped photos of the Atlas N Scale GP40-2W into their coverage:

https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/259338/7816790/PXL_20220814_163154474.jpg

Having pre-ordered one aeons ago I hope this means its soon to drain Mr. Wallet.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2022, 10:37:56 AM »
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what scares me is the On30 2-8-0 from Bachmann...and my love of narrow gauge 2-8-0's...and the desire to kitbash a California style one...I was thinking of ways to SP one up with an SP style cab and a Vandy...I don't need another scale...

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2022, 11:38:44 AM »
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Of note for us here, first look at two Atlas releases - the upgraded Walthers PD5000 (@daniel_leavitt2000)

Wow, etched roof details and retooled ends - huge improvement over the Walthers releases! With all that work on this tooling, hopefully Atlas also body mounted the couplers.

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2022, 02:32:20 PM »
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Well, its a safe bet regardless. SD40-2s are one of the rare handful of locomotives that will always have a baseline demand regardless of how recent somebody else's run was. And TBF between Amherst and the latest Greeneberg train shows I've seen 4 being for sale in total and none were in roadnames I wanted.


I'd argue that plenty of roads didn't have the dash 2s and that the SD45 deserves more focus, since Kato is sitting on its model and Bachmann's is meh, and plenty of roads had them too, from original owners to third gen shortlines.
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