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Title: Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc. Acquires Walthers N Scale Locomotive and Rolling Stock Tooling

Database: N Scale Model Trains
Category: Industry News
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Last Modification Date: 2019-01-29
Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc., and Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. have reached an agreement under which Atlas will purchase all N scale locomotive and rolling stock tooling owned by Walthers, including the Walthers N tooling as well as former Life-Like tooling. Atlas will incorporate this tooling into its Atlas Master, Atlas Classic, and Trainman N scale lines. Walthers will continue to offer N scale items in its Cornerstone, SceneMaster, and Walthers Controls brands, including new items as well as items currently in those lines.

“We feel that this tooling has found a great home with Atlas. They have a strong N scale offering and these tools will help them bring some exceptional products back to the market,” said Phil Walthers, President of Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.

Tom Haedrich, Executive Chairman at Atlas added, “We’re pleased to be bringing these former Walthers N scale models back to the market so that they can be enjoyed by present and future model railroaders alike. These locomotives and rolling stock will fit right in with our existing N scale lines and we are committed to producing them with the latest technology, prototypical accuracy, and high quality you’ve come to expect from Atlas.”

From Atlas press release, June 22, 2018

This announcement follows the one of December 2017 by which Lowell Smith announces the ‘purchase of tooling’ of the Walthers line of N Scale passenger cars (sleeper, coach and baggage cars).
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