PS 2600 kits
These kits are now sold out. This page is being left online for reference only. Thank you to those who purchaced any of them. Sorry to those who missed out.
Through a special, one time agreement with Athearn Trains, we were able to sell a limited number of their PS2600 Covered hoppers in undecorated kit form. These kits contained all the parts needed to build about any road specific PS2600 model desired. There were two kits available but the ONLY difference in the two kits were the walkways. Either the center mounted walkway or the wrap-around for the Through hatch roof.
Each kit contained;
An appropriate Plano Model Products produced walkway and brake platform was supplied in each kit.
All you need is glue, paint and decals.
NOTE: Each kit will only build one car! You'll have to be very creative to use the extra parts... Maybe a flat car load of a damaged car??
Think of these as a no frills kit and the instructions will be pretty basic. As modelers begin to work on their cars and want to make suggestions or tips, I can post them here. (SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE) And if anyone wishes to share their road specific modifications, I can post them here also.
Here is a roster of the PS2600s compiled by James Eager and posted on the MFCL. If anyone has any updates or corrections they wish to make, Please let me know.
|B&O||600100-600199||100||PS 10-65||OVR||30"||GRAV||SD||N-94 / HC-19|
|BKTY||1300-1374||75||PS 2-66||OVR||30"||GRAV||SD||or red|
|BN||430104-430214||110||PS 7-64||NON||30"||GRAV||CD||EX-NP 76000-76119|
|CR||876241-876305||50||PS 5=6-66||NON||30"||GRAV||SD||EX-EL 21300-21349, CE12A||Highball F-262|
|CREX||1100-1109||10||PS 10-65||NON||30"||GRAV||SD||EX-GTW 138000-138049|
|CSXT||220050-220090||100||PS 6-63||NON||TRGH||GRAV||CD||EX-L&N 38650-38749 / 201950-201984|
|CSXT||?||500||PS 9=11-64||NON||30"||GRAV||SD||EX-L&N 201000-201499 / 201500-201695|
|CSXT||?||40||PS 6-66||NON||30"||GRAV||SD||EX-MON 50000-50039|
|DT&I||11100-11199||100||PS 7-65||NON||TRGH||GRAV||CD||notice bays||Highball F-263|
|GTW||111100-111199||100||PS 7-65||NON||TRGH||GRAV||CD||EX-DT&I 11100-11199, ROUND HATCHES ADDED||Highball F-261|
|L&N||201500-201695||RE# EX-201000-201499 - note rope pulls|
|L&N||201950-201984||RE# EX-38650-38749 - note bays<|
|WSOR||501001-501036||36||PS 10-65||NON||30"||GRAV||SD||EX- GTW 138000-138049|