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Title: Atlas Announces 3rd wave of Walthers Toolings: PS-4427 Covered Hopper and 54'/48' GSC/GSI Bulkhead Flat Car

Collection: N Scale Model Trains
Category: Manufacturer Announcements
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Last Modification Date: 2019-01-19
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In its January 2019 All Scales Monthly Catalog, Atlas announced two more Walthers toolings that it will produce under its Atlas Master product line (In June 2018, Atlas purchased all Wm. K. Walthers n-scale locomotive and rolling stock tooling. This included former Life-Like toolings).
This is the third month in a row that Atlas is announcing the re-run of former Walthers / Life-Like models, which for some of them haven't been run for decades. An excellent news for all N-scale modelers.
Previous announcements of Walthers toolings were in November and December 2018.

The following models have a Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 pre-order deadline with an estimated release date of Q3 2019.
Atlas Master® N PS-4427 Covered Hopper
Road names for this release ($32.95) will include: Chessie System (WM), Canadian National, Illinois Central Gulf, Santa Fe and Union Pacific with 3 road numbers each, as well as an undecorated model.

Atlas Master® N PS-4427 Covered Hopper (a former Walthers tooling)

Here is a link to the Walthers N PS-4427 Covered Hopper on TroveStar.

Atlas Master® N 48' GSI Bulkhead Flat Car
Road names for this release ($32.95) will include: Burlington Northern, Frisco, Northern Pacific, SOO and Union Pacific, with 4 road numbers each, as well as an undecorated model.

Walthers released initially this model with and without bulkheads, as GSC 54' Flat Car.
Atlas 2019 re-run of this model is the Bulkhead version, as 48' GSI (General Steel Industries) Bulkhead Flat Car. 48-foot represents the interior-length whereas the total length of the car is 53-foot 6-inch (rounded up to 54' by Walthers). Note that GSC (General Steel Castings Corporation) is the former name of GSI (General Steel Industries).

Atlas Master® N 48' GSI Bulkhead Flat Car (a former Walthers tooling)

Here is a link to the Walthers N GSC/GSI 53' Bulkhead Flat Car on TroveStar.


Additionally, Atlas announced an all-new tooling for: Atlas Master® N 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper
Road names for this release ($36.95) will include: Frisco, Gulf Mobile & Ohio, Rock Island, Southern and Westvaco, with 4 road numbers each, as well as an undecorated model.
So far, the N scale model for this prototype was only available from Bowser and Eastern Seaboard Models, both based on Delaware Valley tooling.

Atlas Master® N 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper (All-new tooling)




Here is a link to the Atlas January 2019 All Scales Monthly Catalog.

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