This is the fourth month in a row that Atlas has announced the re-run of former Walthers / Life-Like models, some of which have not been run for decades. This is great news for all N-scale modelers!
Previous announcements of Walthers toolings were in November 2018, December 2018 and January 2019.
The following models have a Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 pre-order deadline with an estimated release date of Q3 2019.
- Atlas Master® N 41' Ballast Hopper
- Atlas Master® N 50' SIECO Pulpwood Flat Car
Atlas Master® N 41' Ballast Hopper
Road names for this release will include Milwaukee Road, Union Pacific, Herzog, Burlington Northern, CP Rail and Amtrak, either as single items ($29.95) or in a 3-pack ($89.85), totaling 4 different road numbers per roadname. There is no provision for an undecorated model.
Walthers only produced one run of these cars in 1997 that they simply called Ballast Hoppers without any indication of the length; they were offered as single items or in 3-pack.
Here is a link to the Walthers N 41' Ballast Hoppers on TroveStar.
Atlas Master® N 50' SIECO Pulpwood Flat Car
Road names for this release ($29.95) will include Ashley, Drew & Northern, CSX, Illinois Central Gulf, Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and Southern, with 2 road numbers each. There is no provision for an undecorated model.
Originally referred to by Walthers as 60' Pulpwood cars (60'=total length) for the first run in late 1998, they were called 50' Pulpwood cars (50'=interior length) for the second run by Walthers in 2010. Atlas has retained this naming.
Here is a link to the Walthers 50' SIECO Pulpwood Flat Cars on TroveStar.
Here is a link to the Atlas February 2019 All Scales Monthly Catalog.