Re: Throwback Thursday: Athearn Rolling Stock Ad, Model Railroader, February 1959
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Wasn't Athearn's stock car based upon a Union Pacific prototype?
On Apr 11, 2019, at 11:13 PM, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...
Some but not many. The 40' flatcar (a hold-over from the metal
kits, by the way) only has a Rutland Prototype. Their 40' tank car
is similar to SP, WP and UP 12K tanks, but has a lot of problems
as it was a retool of their foobie 3-dome tank. Their 40' 10'6" IH
square-corner boxcar was used only by two or three railroads.
Their cupola caboose is ATSF and similar to some CRR cars
(different steps), while their bay window is SP. The crane matches
up to closely to several prototypes. The hoppers aren't too bad.
None of these are perfect, and I'm sure all of you are going to
enjoy picking my suggestions apart. In my view, most Athearn cars
are useful as fodder for conversions.
On 4/11/19 6:50 PM, James Lackner
And did any of these (in this advertisement), ever match a specific
prototype? All that I have ever seen is "similar to, but not an exact
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