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naptownprr
 

Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim


Brian Carlson
 

They haven't imported it in some time. Not sure why, maybe lack of factory time. Wish they still made it here.
Brian Carlson

On Oct 30, 2012, at 4:34 PM, "Hunter, James R." <jhunter@iupui.edu> wrote:

Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim


SUVCWORR@...
 

They announced a shipment last week - one container of all types of track, turnouts etc. The supply is very limited. Website is down due to Sandy.

Rich Orr

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From: Brian carlson <prrk41361@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 3:43 pm
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They haven't imported it in some time. Not sure why, maybe lack of factory time.
Wish they still made it here.
Brian Carlson
On Oct 30, 2012, at 4:34 PM, "Hunter, James R." <jhunter@iupui.edu> wrote:

Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim






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From: Brian carlson <prrk41361@yahoo.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:43 PM
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They haven't imported it in some time. Not sure why, maybe lack of factory time. Wish they still made it here.
Brian Carlson
On Oct 30, 2012, at 4:34 PM, "Hunter, James R." <mailto:jhunter%40iupui.edu> wrote:

Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim


Jeff Shultz <jeff@...>
 

I sent a quick message to Paul Graf about this and this was his response:

"We are in the midst of changing track suppliers, and most of our
track is in short supply. The first container of track has just left
here but it is all code 100. It is going to be a couple of months
before we get through all of our inventory list, but the supply is
starting to flow again. If someone needs a few pieces of something
they should contact our sales department."

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Hunter, James R. <jhunter@iupui.edu> wrote:



Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim
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Jeff Shultz
Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine


John Degnan <Scaler164@...>
 

I'm having the same problem down here in south Georgia. My local hobby shop (not the one in Savannah) cannnot get any. And I hear the hobby shop in Savannah (which is reputed to be going out of business) also has none...


John Degnan
Scaler164@comcast.net
Scaler187@comcast.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Hunter, James R.
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 04:34 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Atlas


Anyboy know why Atlas code 83 is hard to find? Have they stopped making it?

Jim


Andy Harman
 

At 03:08 PM 10/30/2012 -0700, you wrote:
before we get through all of our inventory list, but the supply is
starting to flow again. If someone needs a few pieces of something
they should contact our sales department."
And if you're building a layout you're screwed.

I must admit that of all the things I could have predicted for the hobby, a track shortage wasn't one of them. Hopefully it will be over with by the time I'm needing it. Although I won't be using any Atlas turnouts, but I will probably use Atlas flex unless the price goes up to where it's more than ME or Peco or Shinohara.

Andy


naptownprr
 

Yes, and I'm currently building a layout! I just hope that by the time I get all my track lines drawn, and the roadbed laid, that Atlas flex will again be available. Surely, Atlas will want to get this product out again; it must be a valuable source of revenue for them.

Jim Hunter


Quoting Andy Harman <gsgondola@gp30.com>:

At 03:08 PM 10/30/2012 -0700, you wrote:
before we get through all of our inventory list, but the supply is
starting to flow again. If someone needs a few pieces of something
they should contact our sales department."
And if you're building a layout you're screwed.

I must admit that of all the things I could have predicted for the hobby, a
track shortage wasn't one of them. Hopefully it will be over with by the
time I'm needing it. Although I won't be using any Atlas turnouts, but I
will probably use Atlas flex unless the price goes up to where it's more
than ME or Peco or Shinohara.

Andy


bill_d_goat
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Harman <gsgondola@...> wrote:

will probably use Atlas flex unless the price goes up to where it's more
than ME or Peco or Shinohara.

Andy
Try precision Scale Co. in Montana. In the Walthers catalog it's about half the price of Shinoha
Bill Williams


North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Andy said
will probably use Atlas flex unless the price goes up to where it's more
than ME or Peco or Shinohara.


Hi Andy,

Current list on Atlas Code 83

500 36" Flex track $6.49

505 #6 LH Turnout $21.95

506 #6 RH Turnout $21.95



Current Price on Micro Eng Code 83

10-104 36" Flex track $5.49

14-705 #6 LH Turnout $20.95

14-706 #6 RH Turnout $20.95


We sell both and buy both at the same dealer discount so I have no financial
bias.

I think the Atlas is probably a bit more robust, but the ME is much finer.

Also ME have self locking turnouts like Peco (the spring can be easily
removed if using stall motors).

Both brand are DCC friendly with an isolated frog that can be powered if you
want live frogs.



BTW, we are not touting for your business.

The freight from here would be a bit expensive (grin)



Regards,

David North

North Model Railroad Supplies Pty. Ltd.

<http://www.northmodelrailroadsupplies.com>
www.northmodelrailroadsupplies.com

Sydney

Australia