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    Default New Walthers Articulated Thrall Wellcars

    Just recieved the New Walthers Articulated Thralls and while there isnt anything new persay, the wells are the same as the previous versions and it still has the same walkways, but they did get a major upgrade imho. New trucks and couplers! Granted they are of Atlas nature but still a big step up from the ugly walthers trucks.
    The paint on the SFLC and TTX cars I have recieved is smooth, and even. The lettering is small and legible under magnification as well.
    The truck pins are the same hex shaped (garbage) design as on the previous runs and other rolling stock as well.
    Because the trucks are Atlas the cars roll smoothly. So far the cars will navigate a 12" curve with no problems.
    I have left a string of them running around a uneven surface (carpet as I am doing this test from my girlfriends house. :facepalm: ) for about 4 hours now and have not had any issues with the cars coming apart or the Accumate couplers failing. The wells are 48' and I have put just about every manufactures 48' Containers in the cars with no problems.
    They are nice and heavy so you dont need to worry about weighting your containers for these cars as they are (still) diecast metal.


    I really like these cars even if they are a tad oversize, as in the walls are too thick and possibly too long as well.
    They also ride a little high, but some BLMA 100t trucks will help that out, and has on my older ones.


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    Hooray. Walthers can keep milking a 20+ year-old product. I wonder what "new" containers they're releasing, lol.

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    Mine came in from Fifer's a couple of days ago. They look pretty detailed. But, I only took them out of the box to check for shipping damage. One end of the box looked a little crushed when I got it out of the mailbox, so I had to check. It's all good! At the moment, my track is under reconstruction at the moment, or I would post a picture of them on the tracks.
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    I hope they are using better metal. Some of the old ones get waves and crumbley.

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    The lettering and paint is much smoother and crisper on my new SFLC well flats BUT the truck pins seem to be slightly shorter because the cars will NOT stay connected like my older Walthers sets do.

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