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Athearn - 1424 - Gondola, Bathtub, Berwick - David J. Joseph Company - 30025

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Stock Number1424
Original Retail Price$36.99
BrandAthearn
ManufacturerAthearn
Body StyleAthearn Gondola Berwick
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
PrototypeGondola, Bathtub, Berwick
Road or Company NameDavid J. Joseph Company (Details)
Reporting MarksDJJX
Road or Reporting Number30025
Paint Color(s)Black with Orange End
Print Color(s)White
Paint SchemePrimed for Grime
Coupler TypeMcHenry Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date2023-09-29
Release Date2025-02-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeGondola
Model SubtypeBathtub
Model VarietyBerwick
Scale1/160



Road Name History:
The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, one of the largest scrap metal recycling companies in the United States. The Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. We are not just a scrap trading and recycling company. DJJ brokers ferrous scrap, pig iron, HBI/DRI, and nonferrous metal scrap. We provide mill industrial logistics and rail services for steelmakers. We finance, buy, sell, and lease railcars and operate self-serve auto parts recycling retail stores. DJJ generates over $6 billion in sales each year. Incorporating wholly-owned and joint venture facilities, DJJ operates trading offices and recycling plants in 17 states and employs over 2,200 people. For more information on our Company, visit our web site at www.djj.com.
Brand/Importer Information:
Athearn's history began in 1938, when its founder-to-be, Irvin Athearn, started an elaborate O scale layout in his mother's house. After placing an ad selling the layout, and receiving much response to it, Irv decided that selling model railroads would be a good living. He sold train products out of his mother's house through most of the 1940s. After becoming a full-time retailer in 1946, Irv opened a separate facility in Hawthorne, California in 1948, and that same year he branched into HO scale models for the first time.

Athearn acquired the Globe Models product line and improved upon it, introducing a comprehensive array of locomotive, passenger and freight car models. Improvements included all-wheel drive and electrical contact. One innovation was the "Hi-Fi" drive mechanism, employing small rubber bands to transfer motion from the motor spindle to the axles. Another was the double-ended ring magnet motor, which permitted easy connection to all-wheel-drive assemblies. Athearn was also able to incorporate flywheels into double-ended drives.

The company produced a model of the Boston & Maine P4 class Pacific steam locomotive which incorporated a cast zinc alloy base and thermoplastic resin superstructure. It had a worm drive and all power pickup was through the bipolar trucks that carried the tender. This item was discontinued after the Wilson motor was no longer available, and was not redesigned for a more technologically advanced motor.

Athearn's car fleet included shorter-than-scale interpretations of passenger cars of Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad prototypes. The company also offered a variety of scale-length freight cars with sprung and equalized trucks. The cars could be obtained in simple kit form, or ready-to-run in windowed display boxes. The comprehensive scope of the product line contributed to the popularity of HO as a model railroad scale, due to the ready availability of items and their low cost.

Irv Athearn died in 1991. New owners took control in 1994, but continued to follow Athearn's commitment to high-quality products at reasonable prices. Athearn was bought in 2004 by Horizon Hobby. Athearn was then moved from its facility in Compton to a new facility in Carson, California. In mid-2009, all remaining US production was moved to China and warehousing moved to parent Horizon Hobby. Sales and product development was relocated to a smaller facility in Long Beach, California.

Read more on Wikipedia and Athearn website.
Item created by: CNW400 on 2023-10-01 13:38:14

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