Athearn Standard Heavyweight Coach

Discussion in 'Passenger Equipment' started by gna, May 26, 2020.

  1. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    I was reading another forum tonight, and somewhere was a link to website that listed prototypes for passnger car models. I was little surprised that the site listed the Athearn Standard Coach (round roof) as SLSF. Did Frisco run 72' coaches?
    Last edited: May 26, 2020
  2. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter


    Athearn took the Frisco design of the sides and shortened them to 72 feet for tight radius curves. However, the window style, spacing, vertical dimensions and rivets are accurate. So what I did was to splice two coaches together for a 1060 or Joplin class coach. Also, the arch roof isn't tall enough, so I substituted a basswood roof from Walters.

    You can see photos of the model in the HO passenger car thread, 107 and 108 Sunnyland.

    Ken McElreath
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Yes, AC&F 8/1916 built, 766-769 series, single window, 52 seats, two compartments (Jim Crow), 62’-1” inside length, 72’-2” length over the buffers, turtle-back roof.
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  4. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Ok, I will look at the 1060 class and the 766-769.
    Trying to decide if I should buy one (or two) on eBay.
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

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  6. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Thanks Karl
  7. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Ken (or Karl) I can't find a diagram of this car. Is it on the site, and I just can't find it?
  8. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

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  9. jimogden

    jimogden Member

    I wonder if there is a source for imitation gold lettering in HO— maybe Hubert Mask could produce a set if there is artwork.

    I did a pair of Athearn archroof coaches but probably need to thrown the underframe and
    build a new one with an Atlas (Branchline) center sill and cross ties. I’m glad there were more than two!

    Jim Ogden

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