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Title: Tracking Atlas Re-runs of Walthers Toolings

Collection: N Scale Model Trains
Category: Manufacturer Announcements
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Last Modification Date: 2019-03-16
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In June 2018, Atlas purchased all Wm. K. Walthers n-scale locomotive and rolling stock tooling; this included former Life-Like toolings. The tooling for the N scale passenger cars was purchased in December 2017 by Lowell Smith.

Since November 2018, Atlas has announced a number of re-runs of former Walthers tooling as a 'new tooling.' Some of these toolings haven't been run for decades -- excellent news for all N-scale modelers.

Below is a table of the freight cars and locomotives toolings Atlas purchased from Walthers and the status of re-releases on these produts. We will update this table as we learn more from Atlas.

So far, Atlas is making good progress on re-releasing the former Walthers freight cars. It still has many former Life-Like locomotives (many of which fully complement the Atlas range) to re-introduce to n-scalers.

Image Brand Body Style Atlas announcement Comment
Life-Like EMD BL2 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Canada Alco C-424/C-425 Locomotive Not part of the purchase (1)
Life-Like Alco DL-109 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD E6 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD E7 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD E8 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD F40PH Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD F7A-B Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Alco FA-1/FB-1 Locomotive December 2018
Life-Like Alco FA-2/FB-2 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Fairbanks Morse C-Liner Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Fairbanks Morse Erie-Built Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD GP18 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD GP20 Locomotive November 2018
Life-Like EMD GP38-2 Locomotive Duplicate to Atlas range
Re-run very unlikely
Life-Like EMD GP40 Locomotive Duplicate to Atlas range
Re-run very unlikely
Life-Like EMD GP60 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Canada EMD GP7 Locomotive Duplicate to Atlas range
Re-run very unlikely
Life-Like Canada EMD GP9 Chop Nose Locomotive Not yet announced
May not be part of the purchase (2)
Life-Like Canada EMD GP9 Locomotive Duplicate to Atlas range
Re-run very unlikely
Life-Like Alco PA-1/PB-1 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD SD7 Locomotive Duplicate to Atlas range
Re-run very unlikely
Life-Like Alco RS-2 Locomotive March 2019
Life-Like EMD SW8/600/900 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like EMD SW9/1200 Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Steam 0-8-0 USRA Locomotive Not yet announced
May not be available (3)
Life-Like Steam 2-8-4 Berkshire Van Sweringen Locomotive Not yet announced
Life-Like Steam 2-8-8-2 USRA Y3 Locomotive Not yet announced
Walthers 50' Auto Part Double-Door Wood Boxcar April 2019
(50' Single Sheathed Box Car)
Run cancelled in June 2019
Walthers 50' Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar Summer 2019
Walthers Caboose Bay Window Summer 2019
Walthers Covered Hopper 5-Bay Trinity PD Not yet announced
Walthers 50' Covered Hopper PS-2CD-4427 January 2019
Walthers Container Well Car Thrall Not yet announced
Walthers Container Well Car Thrall 5-unit Not yet announced
Walthers 45' Logging Flat Car March 2019
Walthers 50' SIECO Pulpwood Flat Car February 2019
Walthers 48' GSI Bulkhead Flat Car January 2019
Walthers 53' 6" Flat Car Summer 2019
Walthers Difco Side Dump Car November 2018
Walthers Cushion Coil Gondola December 2018
Walthers Russell Snow Plow November 2018
Walthers Greenville 100 Ton Twin Hopper December 2018
Walthers 41' Ballast Hopper February 2019
Walthers 76' Reefer Steel Cryogenic Not yet announced

Notes

(1) Announced by Paul Graf, CEO of Atlas, on this forum.

(2) Life-Like Canada was a brand of Hobbycraft Canada, that later was changed to True-Line Trains. It is very plausible that the tooling was not belonging to Walthers, therefore not purchased by Atlas.

(3) The tooling for this Life-Like Steam locomotive has been somewhat 'lost' in China and therefore not turned over to Atlas yet.

Updates

- March 2019: Alco RS-2 and 45' Logging Flat Car
- April 2019: 50' Auto Part Double-Door Wood Boxcar - run cancelled in June 2019
- June 2019: NACC 50' Box Car, 53' 6" Flat Car and Bay Window Caboose.

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