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Date: 06/18/22 09:17
New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: Jardine

This was unexpected. 
Welcome additions for the Metra modelers!
 








Date: 06/18/22 09:34
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: DevalDragon

RIP bank account.



Date: 06/18/22 10:32
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: TomG

Anything from Atlas or Kato in Ho is unexpected. Nice release for commuter fans. These will be nice looking cars and the Milwaukee units is very striking to me.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/22 10:39 by TomG.



Date: 06/18/22 10:38
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: alto_towerbob

How close are the Metra cars to the ones Caltrain has?  Caltrain also has MP36s too?   

Bob



Date: 06/18/22 10:57
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: JUTower

Not my cup of tea but I can see how this will sell a lot of "train sets" for the Christmas tree, not to mention freight modelers who have a soft spot for their local commuters.



Date: 06/18/22 11:37
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: Jardine

Close, enough to have in a second run?  VRE too?..



Date: 06/18/22 12:59
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: PasadenaSub

Nice, no more having to hunt for a True-Line Trains version if you really want one.  Metrolink should be popular, as one of only 2 locomotive types (along with the F125) that they currently use.

As for Caltrain, if Atlas does a version of theirs - it would be better paired with Bombardier cars (either their original fleet or mixed with ex-Metrolink coaches) for a typical 'Baby Bullet' trainset.  Athearn has done them, maybe Rapido will do Caltrain Bombs some time in the future?  

Rich



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/22 13:07 by PasadenaSub.



Date: 06/19/22 10:28
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: binder001

JUTower Wrote:
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> Not my cup of tea but I can see how this will sell
> a lot of "train sets" for the Christmas tree, not
> to mention freight modelers who have a soft spot
> for their local commuters.

Yup, I am mostly freight, but the newer Metra cars spark an interest!  I have a small train of the old Kato HO equipment, and these might be a welcome addition/replacement.

Gary B.
Waverly, NE



Date: 06/20/22 10:31
Re: New Atlas Announcement - heavy on the Metra
Author: alto_towerbob

Here's hoping the Metrolink units do not come with the strobe light on the back...

Bob



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