Athearn Auto-Max cars are out

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by lock4244, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. lock4244

    lock4244 Member

    I saw one of Athearn's new Auto-Max cars (CPR) and it looks pretty nice in it's package. Did not touch though. I was tempted to buy it but luckily the $45 CDN price tag was enough to get me stop. Does anyone on this list have any of these cars? Can you give some impressions about them? Thanks.

  2. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    I don't and oddly enough, I barely know about them. I'm waiting on a hopeful announcement for an SD-70. Maybe they'll make NS? I hope so.
  3. Scott Teague

    Scott Teague Member

    Hey, I got some of these cars and they run great!! I only had to pay $30.00 each for mine. Nice car.

  4. lock4244

    lock4244 Member

    Scott, that works out to roughly $40.00 CDN... but before importing it to Canada. In the end the Gov't always wins. So $45 CDN isn't that bad, but I have other commitments coming up... like Kato AC4400's.

    rcwatkins, Kato is doing the SD70M in NS & UP with the flaired radiators. You guys are lucky. I'm holding my breath on the Athearn SD70's until someone else pops for a few and does a review.

    Where the heck are my Kato SD70I & SD75I's for CN!!!

  5. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    I have one (or do you call it two?). It requires very wide turns to work properly though - 30 inch radius is ok but even 28" is tight. They are cool though if you have long runs.

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