Santa Fe passenger units

I am checking for ATSF passenger cars for my son [who lives a distance
away]. He has a couple of Atlas streamlined cars [parlor and coach]. I see
an Aurora and an Arnhold car on e-Bay. Can anyone tell me if these would
match his Atlas cars? The Aurora is a vistadome and the Arnhold is an RPO
car. Thanks. harrym
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HarryM
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I am checking for ATSF passenger cars for my son [who lives a distance away]. He has a couple of Atlas streamlined cars [parlor and coach]. I see an Aurora and an Arnhold car on e-Bay. Can anyone tell me if these would match his Atlas cars? The Aurora is a vistadome and the Arnhold is an RPO car. Thanks. harrym --------------------------------------------------- The Atlas cars are 85' cars, the Aurora (Minitrix) cars are about 72', and the Arnold RPO is around 57' IIRC. I mix these cars and they look ok, but I usually run my passenger trains with about 11 or more cars so a mix looks nice.
The Atlas cars are silver with black lettering, the Aurora cars have a red stripe through the window area (larger on one side due to the dropped windows), and the Arnold car is all silver with black lettering.
Hope this helps.
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Con-Cor has made some cars in N Scale for ATSF.
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Brian Paul Ehni
Thanks for the quick reply. This helps. harrym
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HarryM
As did Kato
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"Brian Paul Ehni" > wrote
Con-Cor has made some cars in N Scale for ATSF.
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VManes
The Kato cars are specific CB&Q prototypes. The dome & sleepers are post war, the rest are pre-war Budd cars, IIRC....
The N Con-Cor cars are rather generic(old Riv's) The new Con-Cor line of Budd cars seem to be based on CZ cars, but do not have full length skirting line post war CB&Q cars, and have smooth letterboards.
Jim Bernier
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Jim Bernier
Problem is, there just aren't any actual ATSF prototype cars out there in N.
Perhaps, Walthers will see the potential of doing in N what they are doing for us in HO?
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Brian Paul Ehni
Brian Ehni replied: Problem is, there just aren't any actual ATSF prototype cars out there in N. ---------------------------------------------------- Here's a good site to find info about prototypes for N scale passenger cars:
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According to this, the Arnold RPO model used a Santa Fe prototype as did Bachmann's full-done car:
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I stand corrected; there were two. 8^)
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Time to get out the tools and Kitbash there Brian.
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wannandcan
I say "Nay, nay." I do HO, and am slowly receiving my Walthers cars. The original poster wil need to do the kitbashing, or live with "close enough".
For the N Scalers' sake, I hope Walthers does in N what they have done in HO with passenger cars.
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Brian Paul Ehni
If you look closely at the early Rapido and Trix N scale cars, they were not so much N scale models of prototypes, rather they were N scale models of Athearn HO cars! ----------------------------------------------------- Very interesting, Don. Thanks for the info. Now, all I have to do is dig out my Athearn cars and compare them.
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If you look closely at the early Rapido and Trix N scale cars, they were not so much N scale models of prototypes, rather they were N scale models of Athearn HO cars! ---------------------------------------------- Very interesting, Don. Thanks for the info. Now, all I have to do is dig out my Athearn cars and compare them. ---------------------------------------------- Don, I hope you didn't misunderstand what I was trying to say. I don't doubt that you are right. I just like to look at similar models in different scales.
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Don't sit with fingers crossed. Use them to write to Walther's and let them know that there is interest. Encourage others who want the cars to write also.
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