Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?


Andy Harman
 

The Yardmaster tooling is now part of the Atlas Trainman line.

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On Jul 18, 2014, at 1:05 PM, "'Aley, Jeff A' Jeff.A.Aley@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

Wild speculation: Maybe this is the Branchline Yardmaster tooling???

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

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Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:

Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

 

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 

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