Atlas automobiles

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by kokoracer, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. kokoracer

    kokoracer Member

    Spent this week's RR $$ on 2 Ford Fairmont wagons and a 55 Chevy.
    The 55 is a Malibu CLassics. Atlas quality may be good on their trains, but their vehicles are lacking. Both the vehicles are made in China. The headlights on the Fords were not even painted and the were over twice the price of the other vehicles.

    I will be looking for some Fairmont sedans and for their other upcoming vehicles. Hopefully the quality will be better. John
  2. TA462

    TA462 New Member

    I don't think anybody makes finer looking HO scale cars then the Model Power, Malibu, Reel Rides line. I agree, I wasn't that impressed with the two Fairmount wagons I have for the same reasons.
  3. tomustang

    tomustang Has Entered.

    I think all of their cars stink, the newer F-150 is the only model that actually looks ok
  4. I do like their step van. I got one of the undecorated / all white versions.
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I used to have a Fairmount.
    Four cylinder, four speed, two door, no radio at first, and the plastic in the middle of the steering wheel cracked. The horn was in the turn signal lever. It was an insurance buy. My brother totaled my brand new Pinto I had bought.
  6. Dirtyd79

    Dirtyd79 New Member

    My `83 T-Bird had the horn in the turn signal lever too. It always felt kind of weird pushing in the turn signal instead of pressing on the steering wheel to use the horn.
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Athearn has introduced a line of Model A Fords that is also nice if you are modeling steam era in the 1930's.

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