This is the fifth month in a row that Atlas is announcing the re-run of former Walthers / Life-Like models. Some of these toolings haven't been run for decades-- excellent news for all N-scale modelers!
Previous announcements of Walthers toolings were in November 2018, December 2018, January 2019 and February 2019.
Read this article for a full overview of Walthers toolings re-run by Atlas.
The following models have a Wednesday April 17th, 2019 pre-order deadline with an estimated release date of Q4 2019.
- Atlas Master® N Alco RS-2
- Atlas Master® N 45' Logging Flat Car
Atlas Master® N Alco RS-2
Road names for this release will include Chicago Great Western, Delaware & Hudson, Frisco, Lehigh & New England, New-York Central and Spokane, Portland & Seattle either in DC version ($129.95) or DCC version, no sound ($169.95), with 2 or 3 road numbers per road name. The model will also be available undecorated both in DC and DCC.
Life-Like introduced this model in 2007, that was re-run several times under the Walters era; an ultimate re-run was announced in 2012 but cancelled by Walthers due to insufficient interest. Atlas is now offering a full line-up of the early Alco diesels with this RS-2 joining the classic Atlas RS-1 and RS-3. Though the RS-2 and RS-3 differ visually - battery boxes are mounted on the walkway of the short hood on RS-3 and under the frame on RS-2 - they are similar in size and general shapes; so let's hope that Atlas will take advantage of the RS-2 DCC chassis to at last modernize its venerable RS-3 that still does not offer a DCC-ready chassis even in its most recent runs.
Here is a link to the Life-Like/Walthers N Alco RS-2 on TroveStar.
Atlas Master® N 45' Logging Flat Car
Road names for this release ($27.95) will include Milwaukee Road, St. Maries River, Burlington Northern, Great Northern, Northern Pacific and British Columbia with 3 road numbers each. There is no provision for an undecorated model.
Introduced by Walthers in 1998, this logging flat car was re-run once in 2007.
Here is a link to the Walthers 45' Logging Flat Car on TroveStar.
Here is a link to the Atlas March 2019 All Scales Monthly Catalog.