Athearn's extended delays finally seem to be behind them, and they've arrived with a new round of product announcements for the month of May.
If you've been patiently awaiting the return of the manufacturer's monthly announcements, you can finally rest easy. They've revealed a huge lineup of new cars available for pre-order through May 24th. You can see some of the highlights from various lines and scales below, or visit Athern.com for the full reveals.
Athearn Monthly Announcements Are Back
Here are a few highlights from this month's announcements. Preorders close Friday 5/24.
To view all of the announcements, visit our website. http://www.athearn.com/Articles/Hobbywire.aspx
HO PC&F 14' Plug Door Boxcar
Ready To Roll
HO SD40-2: retail lowered $20 since 2011 announcement
40' Ballast Hopper
Clay Slurry Tank Car
Bay Window Caboose
36' Wood Reefer
SD70M, SD75I, SD75M
50' FMC Plug Door Boxcar
There are far more individual road details and road numbers than we can include here, so be sure to check out Athearn.com for all the new options. The SD40-2's price drop is both welcome and significant, dropping from $155 to $135. That's something you don't see too often these days, but something to which most enthusiasts could certainly get accustomed.
The preview images included at Athearn's website are gorgeous, but I can't wait until we see some actual prototypes. There's nothing like seeing those cars come to life for the first time. These releases are all slated to arrive in January 2014, and it'll be refreshing if they actually arrive on time. Just be sure to get your pre-orders in before time runs out!