On February 7, 2018 Atlas announced new paint schemes for its Master N Scale Norfolk Southern G-86-R TopGon.
Looking for a way to expand the capacity and the longevity of its coal car fleet, Norfolk Southern took in old hoppers, stripped them to the frame, and built an entirely new gondola body on top of that frame.
This model will sport features, such as 100-ton trucks with metal wheels and fine detail including separately applied wire grab irons. These kind of features used to be considered 'special' but are now considered 'standard.' Although the announcement did not mention whether the Accumate couplers would be body mount (something more and more n-scale manufacturers are offering consumers), I did reach out to Atlas (Eric Mosher, Marketing) and they confirmed that consumers can expect body-mounted couplers on this release.
This product will be come as single units ($27.95), 3- packs ($83.85)and 6-packs ($167.70). It will come undecorated and in 6 different paint schemes, with the NS G-86R available in multi-packs.
Here is a link to the Atlas website page
for this announcement.
Here is a link to the previous releases of the N Scale Norfolk Southern G-86-R TopGon listed on TroveStar.