Paul Graf from Atlas has confirmed that they will be manufacturing these engines (both the CK and the Lilly Bell) and offering a non-Disney N 4-4-0 in "appropriate road names" in the future. If this is anything like their 2-6-0 it will be a nicely detailed and fine running little engine. I wonder if they will offer a straight stack version as well that can be modeled as the Ripley?
Heres' the quote from Graf on the Atlas forum:
"Yes, there is a new 4-4-0 model coming. Right now, the only sample we have is of a licensed model
, which we cannot release to the public as yet.
We will be running this in appropriate road names down the line - expect an announcement of these within the next couple of months."
Atlas Model Railroad Company
Here's the entire thread:http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=69939