--- Len <lcannor@...> wrote:
I just purchased an Athearn 50'plug door box,
decorated for the
Milw. It is a beautiful model for the money, and is
of the mid to
late sixties era too. Not too new, and not too old.
Although I model
the Rutland, in its late green and yellow years, I
do often allow
myself to fall off the wagon, and buy cars not quite
within my time
line. I do this because I like them, and besides
that, very few
visitors to my pike really know the differance, even
know I do. I
think they call that "Model railroaders license".
After examining the new Athearn model, and while
installing Kadee #5
couplers, I happened to notice something very
appears that this new Athearn model is in fact
identical to the
Details West car, in every detail. Is it possible
that Athearn, or
should I say Horizon, has aquired these models too?
about this for sure?
Athearn did just that a couple of years ago. I
believe they announced it at the big show in Rosemont
right around this time in 2002 when they also
announced the Railpower aquisition. This happened
before the Horizon deal.
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