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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2024, 05:50:01 PM »
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I'm confused....the pages are all labeled "N" in the upper right, but all the models shown are identified as "HO".  Which one is the typo?

Proofreading is a lost art.  And Editors have apparently been replaced by spell-checker software.
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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2024, 06:08:55 PM »
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One of the worst websites.  Try to figure out what might be coming to dealers shelves soon - it's impossible.

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2024, 06:13:18 PM »
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I'm confused....the pages are all labeled "N" in the upper right, but all the models shown are identified as "HO".  Which one is the typo?

Proofreading is a lost art.  And Editors have apparently been replaced by spell-checker software.

Most likely just a copy and paste of the HO announcement from 2023(?)

They are indeed N scale versions.
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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 06:23:49 PM »
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One of the worst websites.  Try to figure out what might be coming to dealers shelves soon - it's impossible.

It was okay until the last 'upgrade'.  That was a total disaster.

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 07:21:53 PM »
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Most likely just a copy and paste of the HO announcement from 2023(?)

They are indeed N scale versions.

OK. I wonder if the product numbers on the page are copy and paste HO, or N scale. Yes, I know, I can go back and check previous HO production to see if those are HO numbers or not.  But if not, why didn't they bother to remove the "HO" in front of the numbers?  People make mistakes, I make plenty.  Which is why, when I owned a company back in the day, I had others check my work (or I checked theirs) before I published an ad or press release.

I'd like to see model railroad companies be successful. Heck, if they want, I would be happy to proofread their copy for them. 
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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2024, 08:54:42 PM »
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It amazes me how often these product announcement flyer typos/cut-and-paste errors occur and with more than one manufacturer. Seems extremely sloppy and careless to me.

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2024, 07:38:46 AM »
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20 years ago we'd think it was an April fools Joke....
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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2024, 07:50:12 AM »
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Athearn are an April Fools joke  :D :D

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2024, 08:31:14 AM »
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No prices either?

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2024, 09:33:56 AM »
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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2024, 09:43:15 AM »
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Of course the N Scale CA-11 release doesn’t get Oneida and Western.  :x

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2024, 10:37:12 AM »
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Even though the CA-11 is a bit out of my modeling era, so are the SD40-2 "Fast Forties" I just got from ScaleTrains. This offering would be the perfect period to put on the end of a TOFC expediter. Nice strategic product planning on Athearn's part.

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Re: Athearn April New Release
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2024, 01:06:12 PM »
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Athearns motto: Athearn - at least we're not as bad as Walther's when it comes to sucking up N scale MFR's and then never re-releasing N scale products.

Wait a minute...they are taking reservations for 82 cars that aren't arriving until June and July 2025?!! And there is absolutely no N scale shipping before then? :facepalm:
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