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
- Atlas Master® N 48' GSI Bulkhead Flat Car
- Atlas Master® N 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper
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.
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).
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.
Here is a link to the Atlas January 2019 All Scales Monthly Catalog.