New Paint Schemes
Formerly BLMA Models -- This is the first release of this car under the Atlas line:
Effective as of January 6, 2016, Atlas Model Railroad Co., has agreed to purchase BLMA Models Inc., of Fullerton, California. Founded in 2000, BLMA manufactures quality HO, N, and Z scale rolling stock and accessories. Upon completion of the acquisition, Atlas will own and release all current tooling, inventory, and will continue with production plans outlined by BLMA, prior to the sale. This is the first announced new product under the Atlas line.
In late 1991, Norfolk Southern debuted the first two prototypes of its TOP GON® re-body program. Looking for a way to expand the capacity and the longevity of its coal car fleet, this program took in old hoppers, stripped them to the frame, and built an entirely new gondola body on top of that frame. With production starting in July of 1992, spanning multiple classes with multiple variations, NS' Roanoke East End Shops churned out over 18,000 of these cars, ending production in 1998. With almost 3,265 of class G-85R, G-86R and G-88R’s in service, this model represents one of NS' most recognizable freight cars.
This model's Features Include:
- Injection-Molded Plastic
- Fine-Scale Detail
- Separately Applied Wire Grab Irons
- Separately Applied Wire Cut Levers
- Etched-Metal Brake Wheel Platforms
- Installed Internal Bracing
- Accurately Painted/Printed
- 100-Ton Trucks w/Metal Wheels
- Multiple Numbers & Paint Variations
- Accumate couplers
Quantities are extremely limited!