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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Have you ever heard of: ? on: August 14, 2011, 12:16:19 AM
Here's some info on the Bachmann BQ23-7 release:

http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/bachmannhoscalelocomotives/id74.html
2  Discussion Boards / N / Bachmann N-Scale Trains Resource - Coming Soon! on: February 15, 2011, 12:14:59 AM
After more than a decade of researching and cataloging HO-scale trains, I'm working on my first website resource to feature N-scale trains.

Coming Soon - Bachmann N-Scale Trains Resource...

See a preview:  http://ho-scaletrains.net/id72.html



3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Picture of new HO-scale Southern Pacific GP40? on: December 28, 2010, 01:24:05 PM
Hey,

Any pictures available for the new Southern Pacific GP40 in HO-scale?

Thanks!
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Athearn Blue Box Recall from the 1980s on: August 22, 2010, 11:09:13 AM
They also produced a RTR line for COX during the late 60's, then no RTR until what we have now.

Additionally, Athearn and MDC were actually very close "friends", did tooling for each other based on equipment/abilities and had very little "overlap" in their product lines on purpose - so it was a perfect fit when Horizon both both companies.

Sheldon

I guess some of the "overlap" is why I have Railbox cars from both Athearn and MDC.

Horizon actually intergrated both lines. I have a couple of MDC hoppers that were sold as Athearn kits and many other MDC kits were resold as Athearn kits as well as being merged into the RTR line. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Athearn RS3 the MDC RS3.

MDC (Model Die-Casting) Roundhouse offered an FMC prototype Railbox in a couple of variations.  MDC had a 50' FMC 1-1/2 Door Box Car and an FMC Single Door Box Car that both came decorated for RailBox, among others.  Roundhouse also had a Double-Door FMC prototype Box Car of similar appearance.  All date to the early 1980s for their HO introduction.

The Athearn tooling is similar to the FMC, but is ACF's version of the 50' Single Door RailBox.  The Athearn model was introduced in 1976:



Today, both cars are Horizon Hobby owned and the company's philosophy has been to separate tooling based on prototype era.  MDC-Roundhouse is old stuff and Athearn gets the more modern pieces.  Thus, today you'd find both the MDC and original Athearn Railbox models in the current Athearn product line.

The ALCO RS-3 currently found in Athearn's Ready To Roll line is the former MDC-Roundhouse tooling with revisions/updates.

Here's an example of the Roundhouse RS-3:



The Roundhouse RS-3 arrives in a mid-'80s three-way introduction of these models.  In addition to the Roundhouse example, Atlas was back in HO locos with its first Kato-made model the RS-3 in 1985.  Stewart also arrives about the same time its RS-3, as does the previously mentioned Roundhouse model.

This follows the hobby rule that we don't have a model of some prototype, until we have at least 2 or 3 of them!   Wink

5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Athearn Blue Box Recall from the 1980s on: August 21, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
Athearn also produced rolling stock for inclusion in late '70s Atlas HO-scale train sets:  http://tycotrain.tripod.com/atlashoscaletrainscollectorsresource/id9.html

Here's info on the Athearn-made Cox model trains:  http://ho-scaletrains.net/coxtrainsresource/id10.html

Thanks,

Tony Cook
HO-Scale Trains Resource
www.ho-scaletrains.net
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Lionel-HO Canadian 1975-76 Catalog online... on: January 19, 2010, 11:02:07 PM
New addition to the Lionel-HO 1970s Resource...

The one and only Canadian Lionel-HO product catalog for the '70s HO-scale model trains...

http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/lionelho1970scatalogresource/id72.html

For those unfamiliar, the Lionel-HO items featured in this catalog are Kader-made.  The Lionel-HO Canadian market received some Kader-made items not included in the U.S. Lionel-HO line like the 51' Plug Door Box Car and the 51' Flat Car with Containers. 

Enjoy!

Tony Cook
HO-Scale Trains Resource
http://www.ho-scaletrains.net
 
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Lionel-HO Canadian 1975-76 Catalog online... on: January 19, 2010, 10:57:36 PM
New addition to the Lionel-HO 1970s Resource...

The one and only Canadian Lionel-HO product catalog for the '70s HO-scale model trains...

http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/lionelho1970scatalogresource/id72.html

For those unfamiliar, the Lionel-HO items featured in this catalog are Kader-made.  The Lionel-HO Canadian market received some Kader-made items not included in the U.S. Lionel-HO line like the 51' Plug Door Box Car and the 51' Flat Car with Containers. 

Enjoy
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Hope new Bachmann GP7's will have correct numbers? on: November 07, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
What will the UP one have on the side of the cab? Just the number, or route of the streamliners? Can't wait for these to come  Grin!


You may see the Union Pacific GP7 here...

http://ho-scaletrains.net/id37.html

Thanks
9  Discussion Boards / HO / New Bachmann Releases... on: February 04, 2009, 02:45:08 PM
Here's a rundown of Bachmann's 2009 new product releases to be found in the coming new product catalog...click on the link below...

http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/id37.html

Can't wait to see the Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-2 and the Royal Gorge Full Domes!  Very Cool!   Grin


www.ho-scaletrains.net
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Ertl Authentic Railway Designs Resource online on: January 15, 2009, 11:44:23 AM
New online today is The Ertl Authentic Railway Designs Resource. Many will remember these short-lived items. Included at the site are the two full-color catalogs Ertl published for this product line, which you may review page by page.



Click on the following link...

http://ho-scaletrains.net/id46.html



In the works for 2009, I will be adding....

The Atlas 1980's HO-Scale Trains Resource

The Kato HO-Scale Trains Resource

The Train Miniature Resource

The Pacific Fast Mail Catalog Resource

among others.

Thanks,

Tony Cook
HO-Scale Trains Resource
www.ho-scaletrains.net

11  Discussion Boards / HO / Ertl Authentic Railway Designs Resource on: January 15, 2009, 11:42:34 AM


New online today is The Ertl Authentic Railway Designs Resource. Many will remember these short-lived items. Included at the site are the two full-color catalogs Ertl published for this product line, which you may review page by page.

Click on the following link...

http://ho-scaletrains.net/id46.html



In the works for 2009, I will be adding....

The Atlas 1980's HO-Scale Trains Resource

The Kato HO-Scale Trains Resource

The Train Miniature Resource

The Pacific Fast Mail Catalog Resource

among others.

Thanks,

Tony Cook
HO-Scale Trains Resource
www.ho-scaletrains.net


12  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann 1970s Catalogs Online... on: October 03, 2008, 07:41:39 AM
Hello:

Now online at the Bachmann HO-Scale Trains Resource, all the Bachmann product catalogs of the 1970s.  Many of the '80s catalogs are online there too.  I've also been working on the Train Sets sections and the Locomotive and Rolling Stock sections.  You'll find many pictures, including some great full page ads Bachmann ran in the '70s.

Check It Out...

http://tycotrain.tripod.com/bachmanntrainscollectorsresource/id44.html





...Above a January 1975 advertisement from Bachmann


Enjoy!

Tony Cook



http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann Catalogs '70s Online on: October 03, 2008, 07:39:51 AM
Hello:

Now online at the Bachmann HO-Scale Trains Resource, all the Bachmann product catalogs of the 1970s.  Many of the '80s catalogs are online there too.  I've also been working on the Train Sets sections and the Locomotive and Rolling Stock sections.  You'll find many pictures, including some great full page ads Bachmann ran in the '70s.

Check It Out...

http://tycotrain.tripod.com/bachmanntrainscollectorsresource/id44.html





...Above a January 1975 advertisement from Bachmann


Enjoy!

Tony Cook



http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / TYCO '81 and '82 Cats and US-1 Trucking... on: May 29, 2008, 11:32:13 AM
Though not Bachmann, I know some enjoy old model trains of all makers so I'd like to provide links to recent updates I've made on my sites.

First, the complete TYCO 1981 and 1982 product catalogs...

1981



http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/tycocatalogs/id15.html

1982



http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/tycocatalogs/id16.html

And I've updated my TYCO US-1 Electric Trucking Resource.  This was an interesting variation on the HO-scale slot car offered between 1981 and 1986 by TYCO...

US-1 Electric Trucking



http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/tycous1trucking/

Enjoy
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann 1969 now online... on: May 22, 2008, 07:07:58 PM
My expanding Bachmann Catalog Resource now includes the complete 1969 product catalog...



Click Here...
http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/bachmanncatalogs/id61.html

This was last year to date that would see Bachmann only offering N-scale model trains.  Also included in 1969 was the Mini-Planes line and some interesting Bachmann-TOMY electronic toys.

Enjoy!
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