Atlas to Produce New Run of 5077 Boxcars

gdmichaels May 31, 2017

  1. gdmichaels

    gdmichaels TrainBoard Member

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    Atlas announced they will be producing a run of FMC (Farm Machinery Co) 5077 boxcars. The announcement was on May 8th (we just started adding this kind of New Announcement information to our blog and got a late start for the month of May but will be more timely going forward) and Atlas declared the delivery date would be the 4th quarter of 2017. Pre-order deadline is June 7th 2017.

    Paint schemes & Road Numbers
    These cars will be available in 12 different paint schemes and in 11 road names (2 paint schemes for the CSX). They will be priced at $24.95 each. There will also be two undecorated models re-released, one in the early design and one in the late design. Atlas did not specify which paint schemes will be early and which will be the late design of the 5077.

    This model was first released in 2016 and is part of Atlas' Master Line, which puts them at the same quality level as the recently acquired BLMA models. They feature body-mounted couplers (and we believe, though it is not confirmed) chemically blackened wheels. The paint work is typical of the Atlas Master line's excellent quality with a focus on the details in the smaller print.

    Our Two Cents
    We cannot guess whether these will be popular or not. They are a bit pricey for a basic boxcar but this is reflective of the quality of manufacture. Nevertheless buyers often hesitate to pull the trigger on a boxcar priced over $20 each. At TroveStar we are thrilled because we model the Northeast and this run will feature some of our favorite road names!

    Here's a link to the Atlas product description.

    TroveStar features the Atlas 2016 release of this boxcar.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    I think FMC stands for Food Machinery Corporation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMC_Corporation]; no big deal. These are lovely cars indeed. When I was young, the first RBOX cars I saw knocked my socks off. They were first numbered in the 10000-series. I shot this in 1975, but as a young teen all I could afford was b&w film :(. (I MUST buy a better scanner!)

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    Oops, my memory was faulty on the food/farm thing! Easy to mix up the two anyhow. Thanks for the update. I will fix the blog entry and see if I can edit the post as well.

    Oh, and do you mind if we use your photo in our prototype gallery? It is a great shot!
     
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    Sure, you may use the shot. Thank you. My scan is poor, but when I enlarge it, I think I can read NEW 12-74, so this car was very much spankin' new when I took the photo.
     
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    Thanks for letting us use the pix. Here is a link to one of the pages on which it appears. You will note that we gave you a shout out in the "Prototype" information.

    http://www.trovestar.com/generic/zoom.php?id=99775

    Much appreciated. And we fixed the blog entry, which now reads Food Machinery Co. Glad someone is paying attention! Jenna
     
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  6. MP333

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    Looking forward to these. Very smooth and reliable runners.
     
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