Horizon Hobby acquires the tooling to Tower 55 product lines

Tower 55, sometimes referred to as T55 Products, has sold its tooling to Horizon Hobby, the current owners of Athearn and Model Die Casting. The announcement came out on Saturday, September 20, through the Athearn email list and on T55's website. While this could mean that we'll see T55 models in greater supply under the Athearn name, there's also a little bit of bad news buried in the releases. If you had anything on backorder at T55, Athearn has announced that they will not be honoring backorders of T55 products. I personally dislike this decision (even though I didn't have anything on order from T55), but I look forward to seeing what Athearn does with the line.