Athearn Blue Box RTR, how old are they?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TedTrain, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. TedTrain

    TedTrain Member


    I have a bunch of Athearn Blue Box Ready to Run pieces of Rolling Stock. When did they make these?

    I have a picture of one below.

    Many thanks, Ted

  2. CN_Fan

    CN_Fan New Member

    That's ages old. Looks to be 70's maybe. :mrgreen:

  3. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    I love old Athearn cars. I pretty much began my HO collection back in the early 1960s with Athearn car kits.

    There is an excellent and very complete photo collection of all Athearn cars (and many other manufacturer's cars) in the following website:

    You will not only find photos of the cars, but you can also view early Athearn catalogs as well as other manufacturer's catalogs in the 'Literature' section. Quite a few assembly instructions are also provided there, and I'll have to admit that I have had to search for some instruction sheets that were missing in old kits that I am finally trying to put together.
  4. TedTrain

    TedTrain Member

    Hi ED!
    Thanks for the refrence, what a great site!!

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