Re: AT&SF reefers

Jon Miller <atsf@...>

This from the review on the SFRH&MS site;

"Athearn has made this model available in a number of passenger train slogans. As Jordan reports, only the Super Chief is correct as delivered. The later Ship and Travel slogan for modelers of the early 50s should be available at the end of 2007 or early 2008."

Jon Miller
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian J Carlson" <brian@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] AT&SF reefers

Jon, regarding the Athearn Reefer, I was under the impression that all the
schemes were accurate. My comments are made in reference to an email from
Richard Hendrickson on April 22,2006 which I copied below.
"First, only the "Super Chief" cars from Athearn will be in the as-built
lettering scheme with early straight line map, periods in the reporting
marks, and 6-40 new date. The models with the other four slogans will
represent cars repainted in the mid-1940s and will have A T S F without
reporting marks, the later map with "Ship," and appropriate reweigh
station symbols and dates. At least some of these repainted cars would
have still been around with maps/slogans ca. 1953/'54. Second, at some
point in the not-too-distant future, Athearn will issue another
production run of the models with the 1947-1959 style slogans and "Ship
and Travel..." replacing the maps (and the post-'59 giant herald scheme
as well). Meanwhile, those who simply can't wait can buy undecs and
letter them with Champ's excellent Santa Fe reefer decal sets, which
include all the appropriate data."

Or is only 1 correct for you since time stopped in 1941? I am waiting to
pick up one of the later Ship and travel schemes.

Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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