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Re: [CBQ] Athearn Product Suggestions

To: "CBQ@xxxxxxxxx" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [CBQ] Athearn Product Suggestions
From: "Nolen Null via" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 02:52:32 +0000 (UTC)

Athearn 140-89019 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85003 Brown
Athearn 140-89020 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85008 Brown
Athearn 140-89021 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85014 Brown
Athearn 140-93755 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85050 Black
Athearn 140-93756 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85053 Black
Athearn 140-93757 Cov Hopper CB&Q 85061 Black

That's from my inventory list.  They've already done both mineral red and black.

Nolen Null

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From: Dennis Popish via <>
To: CBQ@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, Nov 1, 2021 6:35 pm
Subject: Re: [CBQ] Athearn Product Suggestions


Athearn did the cars in 3 road numbers. There is a photo of the model on the BRHS web site under plastic models.

Thanks- Dennis

On Nov 1, 2021, at 4:35 PM, William Hirt <whirt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There is problem why they may not do (or have not done) the mineral red cars. The Q cars had a unique roof hatch spacing that differed from the common P-S covered hopper arrangement. The CB&Q cars were among the first built by P-S. You would probably have more success trying to get Walthers to do them with their version as they are not as picky. Take a look at an article by Ed Hawkins in Rail Model Journal in September 2005. These back issues are available for viewing on the TrainLife site.

Bill Hirt

On 11/1/2021 4:01 PM, Rick Keil wrote:

Since Dave mentioned the list was quiet and I responded to Dennis Poppish with part of this, I thought I would throw this out to the group.

Athearn has a product suggestion email, athearn-productsuggestions@xxxxxxxxxxx and it appears they are listening as they mention during the Facebook Train Tuesday broadcast that many of the items they are releasing are a result of suggestions.  They will not respond but it only cost a few minutes of time to send them something.

I sent suggestions on releasing the early airslides in the as delivered scheme and the PS 2893 in the mineral red.  The more they hear from us, the better chance we have of getting something produced.  Specific information helps too.

There you go Dave, trying to make it not so quiet!

Ricky Keil
St Louis, MO

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