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True Line Trains toolings join Atlas Model Railroad Co. line

True Line Trains toolings join Atlas Model Railroad Co. line

Hillside, NJ – Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc. is proud to announce that it has purchased certain molds and tooling from True Line Trains of Ontario, Canada.

Models in this acquisition include in HO scale the C-Liner and RS18 Locomotives, the Slab Side Covered Hopper, the 50′ Newsprint Freight Car, the Fowler Stock Car, the Bulkhead Flat Car,  the CN/CP Caboose and the 40′ AAR Box Car. In N scale, Atlas has acquired the C424 and GP9 Locomotives.

“True Line Trains made some great models over the years that we are excited to now produce under the Atlas name,” said Paul Graf, CEO of Atlas. “They will fit right in with the other high quality model railroad products we make in HO & N scale.”

The first model to be run from the new tooling will be the HO Slab Side Covered Hopper, which can be found in the August/September 2020 All Scales Catalog.

Formerly known as Life-Like of Canada, True Line Trains was started in 2003 after the purchase of Life-Like by Walthers. They produced HO and N scale models of Canadian and US prototypes.

Founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1949 as Atlas Tool Co. Inc., present day Atlas Model Railroad Co. produces locomotives, rolling stock, track, and accessories in N, HO and O scales for its Atlas Master, Atlas Classic, Trainman, and Atlas O lines.

For more information on the HO Slab Side Hopper and other Atlas products, please visit shop.atlasrr.com

This article was posted on: August 25, 2020