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On 29/05/2020 at 05:00, mdvle said:

Tangent - new run of the General American 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Cars

 

DMSX "Dunbar Molasses New Orleans 1919+", GATX "Union Starch and Refining Company 1950+", UTLX "1926+ Lease", UTLX "Black Repaint 1958+"

 

https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/general-american-8000-gallon-1917-design-radial-course-tank-car/

They are already sold out of the undecorated kits.

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On 30/05/2020 at 10:05, mdvle said:

Athearn is slow getting the PDF files up, but yesterday they announced an upgrade of their P40/P42 model to a Genesis level model.  Several Amtrak paint schemes in the first run, with VIA as a tentative (still awaiting licensing).

 

And the website has (mostly) been updated, so here are June's announcements - preorders due June 26th eta May 2021

 

Genesis - GP15-1 - UP, Frisco, BNSF, GMTX, C&NW (Operation Lifesaver / Traditional yellow), Ventura County Railroad, California Northern (G&W Orange / Original Green & Cream), San Joaquin Valley

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/01_GEN_GP15_052920.pdf

 

Genesis AMD 103/P42 - Amtrak (Heritage Phase II / Heritage Phase IV / Phase V / Phase III), VIA (newly tooled nose with extra VIA lights).

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/02_GEN_AMD103_052920.pdf

 

Genesis - ICC Caboose - CSX (Operation Redblock/Operation Lifesaver - each side has different slogan), B&O, Chessie (B&O), Chessie "Gold Caboose" with safety slogans

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/03_GEN_ICC_Caboose_005290.pdf

 

Genesis - ACF 4600 Covered Hopper - BN, The Rock, Ex-TheRock (Cotton Belt, First Union Rail, Milwaukee Road), Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Family Lines, MP

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/04_GEN_ACF4600_052920.pdf

 

RTR - RTC 20k Acid Tank Car - Union Tank Car (white / black), Hooker Chemicals, BCol, TILX (Dupont / Red-Brown), Allied Chemical

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/06_RTR_20K_Acid_Tank_Car_052920.pdf

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Atlas Summer 2020 releases with a Beer theme - preorders due August 5th, eta 1st Quarter 2021

 

Master - 40' Wood Reefer - Blatz, Eastside, Jax, Lucky Lager, National Bohemian, Old Milwaukee

 

Master - Ford LNT 9000 Tractor Cab - Lucky Lager, Old Milwaukee, Old Style, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Stroh's

 

Master - 45' Pines Trailer - Lucky Lager, Old Milwaukee, Old Style, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Stroh's

 

Trainman - 40' Plug Door Box Car - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Schaefer, Rainier, Old Style, National Bohemian

 

http://download.atlasrr.com/Beer2020ASMC/ASMCBEER2020MSRPOnly.pdf

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4 hours ago, mdvle said:

And the final PDF of the June Athearn announcements got posted

 

RTR - Bombardier Bi-Level Commuter Cars - Metrolink (standard / 3-pack-Bikes-standard-StayAlertStayAlive), Utah Frontrunner, Montreal, Altamont (Commuter Express / Corridor Express), GO Transit (original / modern)

 

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/052920/05_RTR_Bombardier_052920.pdf

Any idea why the Go Transit are more expensive? Seems like an odd difference, unless there's a difference in tooling I can't see?

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29 minutes ago, Nova Scotian said:

Any idea why the Go Transit are more expensive? Seems like an odd difference, unless there's a difference in tooling I can't see?

 

Not aware of any official explanation, but this week's Athearn Live was cancelled so the rest of the June announcements haven't been discussed yet (on Friday they only covered the GP15 and P40/42).

 

My guess is licensing fees - Metrolinx (provincial organization that runs GO Transit) now requires licensing to use their trademarks on models, and I know Rapido delayed the announcement of the F59PH by about a year because of trouble getting a license.

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On 03/06/2020 at 14:40, Nova Scotian said:

Any idea why the Go Transit are more expensive? Seems like an odd difference, unless there's a difference in tooling I can't see?

 

Covered on today's Athearn Live - Metrolinx is charging a royalty/license fee that is significant enough that Athearn needs to charge the higher pricing.

 

Also noted that the negotiations are still ongoing with Metrolinx so the cars are tentative, and if they do end up being produced Athearn will  work with Rapido to try and match their paint colours to what Rapido is doing for the F59PH.

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25 minutes ago, mdvle said:

 

Covered on today's Athearn Live - Metrolinx is charging a royalty/license fee that is significant enough that Athearn needs to charge the higher pricing.

 

Also noted that the negotiations are still ongoing with Metrolinx so the cars are tentative, and if they do end up being produced Athearn will  work with Rapido to try and match their paint colours to what Rapido is doing for the F59PH.

Thank you - that is quite disappointing given the likely volume, and thus revenue, from those fees. The only real exposure I've had to brand standards we were far more focused on quality assurance (eg. that the branding was applied correctly and was representative) than on squeezing a few more cents out of a sunk cost.

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Rapido have just announced 2 Boxcars

 

PC&F B-100-40 - SP, Golden West - Ventura County, Golden West - SP Patch, Amtrak - Green, Amtrak - Phase IV, SP/UP Shield Repaint, Columbus & Greenville, Undecorated -  $50

 

https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-b-100-40-boxcar

 

PRR X31A in both single and double door

 

https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-prr-x31a-boxcar

 

Rapido Facebook Live event today at 6pm EDT to discuss them.

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Tangent today announced a "First Day of Summer" 2nd release of their B&O I-18 caboose in 8 paint schemes, available now.

 

B&O "Original Blue 1968+" / "Blue Simplified 1969+", Chessie System (B&O) "1973+ Repaint" / "B&O Light Blue Chessie Safety 1973+" / "Maroon Chessie Safety 1975+" / "Raceland Repaint 1981+" / "1982+", CSX "Ex-Chessie Patch 2002+" (windows plated over, lights removed)

 

https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/new-release-bo-international-i-18-bay-window-cabooses/

 

https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/icc-bo-i-18-steel-bay-window-caboose/

 

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Athearn July - preorders due July 31st, eta June 2021

 

Genesis - F-Units - Great Northern (F7A, F7 A/B, F7B), UP (F7A, F7 A/B), BN (F9A - hockey stick scheme, F9A/F7B, F9 A/B), NYC (F7A, F7A/F7A, F7A/F7B), PC (F7A), SP (F3A, F7B, F7A/F7B), SF (F7A, F7B, F7A/F7B)

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/01-Gen_FUnit_062620.pdf

 

Genesis - GP38-2 - Toledo Peoria & Western, MP, CN, Soo, UP, CP, ICG (2 schemes)

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/02-Gen_GP38-2_062620.pdf

 

Genesis - F89F Long Runner Flat Car - Trailer Train, Trailer Train w/ 2- 53' Utility Reefer Trailers (note that one of the sets with trailers has a commemorative Veterans trailer for those who are interested in that sort of thing)

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/03-Gen_F89_Long _Runners_062620.pdf

 

RTR - 60' Berwick Hi-Cube Boxcar - SF, Rio Grande, N&W, Conrail, Milwaukee Road, MP

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/04-RTR_60_Berwick_062620.pdf

 

RTR - 53' Reefer Trailer - Fairchild, J&R Schugel, Excel Trucking, Frozen Food Express, JKC Trucking, White Arrow

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/05-RTR_53_Utility_Trailer_062620.pdf

 

RTR - 50' Ice Bunker Reefer - SF, WIlson, Rath Packing Company, FGE, NP

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/06-RTR_50_Ice_Bunker_Reefer_062620.pdf

 

RTR - Ford C Telesqurt Fire Truck - assorted classic paint schemes

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/07-RTR_Ford_Telesqurt_062620.pdf

 

RTR - 40' Woodchip Hopper with Loads - Ashley Drew & Northern, Gulf Mobile & Ohio, SCL, ACL, Southern, L&N

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/08-RTR_40_Wood Chip Hopper_062620.pdf

 

Roundhouse - 40' Single-Sheathed Box Car - SF, CN, NP, Soo,  Boston & Maine, Colorado and Southern, SPMW/Pacific Electric

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/062620/09-RND_40_Ribbed Wooden_Boxcar_062620.pdf

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Menards is a hardware store in the mid-western-ish US that also has its own line of model railroad items.  While the items are mainly toy oriented and it may be difficult to get the items outside of the US for those who can get stuff in the US may find some of their items of interest.

 

New item include a warehouse flat for the background of a layout - https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-home/menards-collectibles/train-stuff-from-menards/train-stuff/ho-scale-warehouse-background-building/2795736/p-1566541990839-c-13318.htm

 

Full line of HO and O stuff - https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-home/menards-collectibles/train-stuff-from-menards/c-14331.htm

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