Re: SFRD Rr-30 Class Reefers From Athearn

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>


Sorry to say, but the 1953 General American gondolas were not SN, just WP and D&RGW. The SN gons were a 1957 series of only 100 cars built by AC&F for the WP (75), with subsidiaries SN taking 20 and TS the remaining 5. It would be nice to have both, but the 1953 cars were more numerous and the D&RGW series makes them much more marketable.

I just wrote to Athearn to see if they have an interesting in plans and photos, and suggesting they might like to do AC&F Type IV and XI tanks as well. Now there's a car most of us could use! Let's see what they say.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

Dave Nelson wrote:


Complain, complain, complain . . .

. . . if anybody at Athearn is reading, any negative opinions expressed in
this thread that relate to the number of prototype cars this model is based
upon bear no relationship whatsoever to the suitability, marketability, and
sales that would naturally occur in response to modeling the WP/SN/DRGW 46'
GS gondolas.

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