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Date: 03/12/19 14:31
So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming...
Author: obsessedfoamer

I've heard rumor there is another manufacturer sniffing around at the ACF 4600 cuft hopper. I may hold off on the Athearn car for now! :)
 



Date: 03/12/19 15:36
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: SPDRGWfan

From what I've seen, probably a good move.  I've decided to pass on these myself.



Date: 03/12/19 15:52
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: CSX602

The Accurail ACF 4600cf is a good budget version...   Certainly not all the details but a very attractive price.
The Genesis ACF 4600cf is selling well and I suspect Athearn might address the end "fit" issues in upcoming runs.
If another manufacturer already has one in the works, I wish them well in what may soon be a flooded market...

If another manufacturer is doing one I can only say that those complaining about the already released ACF4600s are ready to examine that future offering under a microscope, and berate it if they find a flaw...

With two ACF 4600cf covered hopper models already on the market I hope the other manufacturers focus on cars that we have yet to have any HO plastic models of...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/19 21:00 by CSX602.



Date: 03/12/19 16:35
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: RAS

Hmmm, I wonder if the rumor you've heard is the same one I've heard.... 

Well, in fairness, what I've hear is more than rumor. I've shared pics, and I think there may even be some CAD work already underway. It's not my secret to spill, but for what it's worth, I did hear reference to the project on a recent episode of Lionel Strang's "A Modeler's Life" podcast....

Scale Trains tunnel motors are about to put a serious dent in my wallet, so maybe it's best that I hold on 4600s for the time being....

Rick Selby
Redmond, WA
Pacific Northwest RPM



Date: 03/12/19 16:41
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: bioyans

RAS Wrote:
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> Scale Trains tunnel motors are about to put a
> serious dent in my wallet, so maybe it's best that
> I hold on 4600s for the time being....

Just got my "in stock ready to ship" email for the T-2's, so the dent is now reality.

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Date: 03/12/19 17:04
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: SPDRGWfan

RAS Wrote:
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> Scale Trains tunnel motors are about to put a
> serious dent in my wallet, so maybe it's best that
> I hold on 4600s for the time being....

Same here, no money for 4600 hoppers either. I just got my invoices from ScaleTrains for tunnel motors also. Serious dent indeed.

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Date: 03/13/19 03:39
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: NSTopHat

RAS Wrote:
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> Hmmm, I wonder if the rumor you've heard is the
> same one I've heard.... 
>
> Well, in fairness, what I've hear is more than
> rumor. I've shared pics, and I think there may
> even be some CAD work already underway. It's not
> my secret to spill, but for what it's worth, I did
> hear reference to the project on a recent episode
> of Lionel Strang's "A Modeler's Life" podcast....
>
> Scale Trains tunnel motors are about to put a
> serious dent in my wallet, so maybe it's best that
> I hold on 4600s for the time being....

Hopefully whomever may or may not be making this has ~199 parts in the car.... :)



Date: 03/15/19 09:04
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: SPDRGWfan




Date: 03/15/19 19:09
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: CSX602

It seems unusual that somebody trying to be respectful to the other manufacturers would not know/say that Athearn was already the "second player"...   With the first being the American manufacturered Accurail car.

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/19 19:13 by CSX602.



Date: 03/16/19 12:18
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: PHall

CSX602 Wrote:
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> It seems unusual that somebody trying to be
> respectful to the other manufacturers would not
> know/say that Athearn was already the "second
> player"...   With the first being the American
> manufacturered Accurail car.
>
>  

The Accurail car has the lowest level of detail. And they're happy with that. They make "Layout Quality" cars, not contest winners.



Date: 03/16/19 21:51
Re: So, I hear there could be ANOTHER ACF 4600 cuft hopper coming
Author: CSX602

PHall, I agree...   The Accurail car may not be the best detailed but I own several of them and they look great in a unit train when viewed from several feet away.  Some I purchased at $5 each.  I find it somewhat disrespectful that a certain manufacturer would totally discount them from even being on the market.   Not everybody wants to pay $50 for a freight car and when a manufacturer describes his 2-bay 70-ton hopper as "a bargain" at $49 it makes me wonder how much they'll ask for a ACF 4700 covered hopper.



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