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Supposedly, but I understand it is so bad that I didn't mention
same. I seem to remember the roof panels are backwards. Some
features on most Athearn cars are prototype, and could be used for
slice-and-dice conversions, but you still have to get rid of all
the cast-on ladders and such. Often there are, or have been,
better solutions available.
On 4/12/19 2:24 AM, Bill Keene via
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