Cedarwoodron Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:38 PM Browse to your heart's content... 3,850 posts Posted by G Paine on Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:36 PM The Athearn line of blue box cars were essentially unchanged from the '60s up to the '90s and a bit beyond. I have some Athearn rolling stock from my first layouts in the early 60s, and they are virtually identical with the ones I bought new in the late 80s. Even theRTR ones from 10 years agolook the same, but with better couplers and metal wheels. George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch 274 posts Posted by ATSFGuy on Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:51 PM I have purchased a bunch of athearn bluebox kits on ebay in completed kit form, they are very easy to work with. After I get them, I change the cheep plastic wheels to 33" metal wheels, throw away plastic kadees, replace them with metal ones and tighten up the truck a bit until the car rolls like a dream. They are also great for kitbashing if you choose to "custom build" a special one of a kind car for your freelanced railroad. From: Milwaukee WI (Fox Point) 8,555 posts Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:46 AM Well I thought I had an Athearn color catalog from 1965 but it seems to have gone missing. I do have a Model Railroader shopper's guide from 1965-66 that shows train sets including seven from Athearn, perhaps not their entire line. Interestingly the buyer's guide was intended for hobby shop owners, not consumers. ("Kalmbach Books are a SURE PROFIT ITEM" is on the inside front cover.) To make sure you find out significantly more about the O scale trains or other O scale trains subject matter, don't forget to pay a visit to the following, electric trains on sale.A blue and yellow F7 sounds like Santa Fe -- but Athearn's freight train sets used Santa Fe Fs in the passenger war bonnet scheme (in 1965 their top of the line train set had an A-B-A set of Santa Fe Fs and 7 cars plus caboose, also available in New Haven. They had a nice set with a blue and yellow Santa Fe GP30 with 5 cars including caboose - the photo shows a B&O hopper but they may have freely substituted CB&Q for all I know. That GP30 set also came painted UP and Burlington. Notlong after that they amended the tooling to make their GP30 (which had been based on preliminary drawings and was nota very exact model) into a GP35. The only Athearn blue F7 I can think of off hand is C&O. Now, Mantua/Tyco did have a train set with a blue and yellow Santa Fe F9 and a hopper car plus gondola with pipe load and a reefer and caboose. I cannot tell if the hopper is Burlington or not. That Mantua/Tyco train set is the closest in the buyer's guide to what you describe. But Athearn, like Lionel, put together uncataloged train sets from time to time.
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Unfortunately, and by our choice not that of A/HF, as of 9pm this evening, we will no longer be offering any Athearn, Roundhouse or McHenry Couplers via our website. This site focuses upon Athearn from the mid 1960s to the early 1980s. Their excuse was that they chose support the brick and mortar stores rather than e-tailors like ourselves - they are after all the “future of the hobby”. However Athearn / Horizon Hobby had not made the change and required Blue Ridge Hobbies to fill out a new credit application which is okay. Go to the front lines to find out what's new, hot and exciting in the hobby. Under Horizon, Athearn purchased Model Die Casting, launched 1:50-scale precision die-cast products, and created the 4-6-6-4 Challenger with sound as well as other exciting new models. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If the assets of the LLB are not enough to cover the debts and liabilities, the creditors generally cannot look to the members, managers or officers for recovery.” undecorated AS IS-DONT KNOW IF MISSING ANY PARTS Unfollow athearn to stop getting updates on your bay Feed. Stay up-to-date with the best in model railroading.News On Crucial Details Of N Scale Layouts - kimynysh746