Athearn Wide Vision Caboose

Discussion in 'New Products' started by Iantha_Branch, May 28, 2021.

  1. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    This morning, Athearn announced a new run of Wide Vision cabooses (cabeese?). Included are 3 numbers for the Frisco. One is #1700, a special red white and blue livery (which was recently offered by Atlas). The other two represent 1237 and 1281 repainted into the Orange and White livery that the diesels wore. While these models differ from their prototypes in many ways, this is the best we can get for factory produce plastic models.

    MSRP of $34.99, preorders due 6/25/21, with an expected delivery date of 6/2022.
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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Still don't have the cupola windows correct.
  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    And they probably never will be
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    So-o-o-o-o, we can either live with it or live without it.

  5. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    The cabeese have arrived at Athearn recently and should be showing up at dealers soon.
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    Iantha_Branch Member

  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Lack of attention to detail has killed at least two of the recent offerings from Athearn for me. First, the paint line on the re-release of the GP15 (they had it right the first time), now, the artwork on the caboose (FRISCO is too small) and the wrong cupola windows placement (inset from the ends unlike the prototype).
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