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Date: 07/30/22 13:08
What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: Streamliner

I have been far removed from being involved with current HO products over the past 15 years and would like some advice from some of you guys who are so in the know on this subject:

1.  The Athearn Genesis, HO, RTR streamline passenger cars that came in the royal blue boxes with the gold trim:  Great?  Good?  Bad?  Horrible?

2.  The MTH HO SP Daylight, HO passenger cars:  Great?  Good?  Bad?  Horrible?

3.  The Broadway Limited HO, SP Daylight "add-on" cars for the above MTH cars:  Great?  Good?  Bad?  Horrible?

Thanks very much!



Date: 07/30/22 18:02
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: needles_sub

i think the MTH Daylight cars were far better than the BLI cars. they had a better connection for the articulated cars. If BLI cars came apart, it was a pain to put back together. The MTH cars were not lettered in the correct font from what people went out of their way to tell me.
As lot of people can't get over their dislike of Mike at MTH, so that clouds their judgement of the cars.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/30/22 20:48
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: Streamliner

needles_sub Wrote:
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> i think the MTH Daylight cars were far better than
> the BLI cars. they had a better connection for the
> articulated cars. If BLI cars came apart, it was a
> pain to put back together. The MTH cars were not
> lettered in the correct font from what people went
> out of their way to tell me.
> As lot of people can't get over their dislike of
> Mike at MTH, so that clouds their judgement of the
> cars.
>
> Posted from Android

Thank you!



Date: 07/30/22 20:57
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: Westbound

I have one Broadway Limited SP Daylight articulated chair car I run in a passenger train on curves down to a 22 inch radius in 2 places on my layout. They are coupled to non-BL non-articulated passenger cars. After a little track work to correct where they derailed they now track perfectly and look beautiful. I also rubbed a light film of graphite on their diaphragms. They are excellent cars.
 



Date: 07/30/22 21:57
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: railstiesballast

I have a few Athearn cars and they are excellent.
Too bad they could not have done at least a few of the others: diner, articulated chair, tavern, and parlor/observation.



Date: 07/31/22 12:49
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: ChrisCampi

I have one of the Genesis cars and the complete MTH Daylight set and have no real complaints. I think some of the MTH steam couplers fell off and the roof handrails flexed a bit during hot spells but neither are deal breakers.



Date: 07/31/22 12:52
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: BAB

The Athearn cars have been about the same for years low quality detail among other things.



Date: 07/31/22 15:32
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: Streamliner

Thanks to everyone for their comments.



Date: 07/31/22 16:44
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: ChrisCampi

BAB Wrote:
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> The Athearn cars have been about the same for
> years low quality detail among other things.

What are you talking about?



Date: 07/31/22 17:22
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: SPDRGWfan

The only Genesis Passenger cars I can recall were the SP 77 footers.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/31/22 18:58
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: ChrisCampi

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> The only Genesis Passenger cars I can recall were
> the SP 77 footers.
>
> Posted from Android

Right, and they are strong in detail and quality.



Date: 07/31/22 20:24
Re: What are your thoughts on these HO Pass cars???
Author: wabash2800

Bluebox  cars?

Victor B.


BAB Wrote:
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> The Athearn cars have been about the same for
> years low quality detail among other things.



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