GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Atlas

chuga-chuga Oct 2, 2013

  1. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    A bit of good news here. The post about ordering track from Britain is correct. Just ordered the Peco scissors crossovers in code 55 that I have been looking for. Less than a hundred bucks apiece. And the shipping still kept it cheaper than ordering from outlets here..

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  2. chuga-chuga

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    Well, on line Hobby shop is advertising Atlas c55 track stuff due mid Jan. and mid Feb.. Just about a year later when it was initially due. The most important switches still have no due date. Will I be disappointed again? Will my bench work still be just bench work a year later........hope not.
     
  3. Westfalen

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    Depends whether you want to be loyal to Atlas or have a working layout.
     
  4. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    This .............
     
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  5. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    Oh man!!! I thought this disappeared into the dark realms of .......... DANG

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  6. mtntrainman

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    Until Atlas C55 is back on the shelves in quantity....or...Atlas makes a positive, firm announcement...instead of these every 3 month delays announced for years on end...this thread will most likely keep resurfacing. IMHO I think thats a good thing !!!!
     
  7. greatdrivermiles

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    I just said heck with it and went with ME.
     
  8. SP&S #750

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    yep, except I chose Peco code 55. I think 'm in love with it.
     
  9. chuga-chuga

    chuga-chuga TrainBoard Member

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    I've got about 25 pieces of Atlas flex track so I'm just twiddling the thumbs waiting for the rest of the stuff to come in.
     
  10. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    Chuga.......... I hope your not holding your breath while holding on to that flex track.......

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  11. bremner

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    I too am waiting for ONE switch...and it might be a Peco one soon....All of my current Atlas switches are soooooo old, they say USA on the bottom....
     
  12. chuga-chuga

    chuga-chuga TrainBoard Member

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    No, I've been collecting train cars and buildings during the down time but.....I'm ready to go. I've started to layout card board and string testing out how the track will look/fit. Peco may be the way to go. Really some honest updates from Atlas is all I need.
     
  13. gcav17

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    Hey chug... A couple years ago I bought myself some switches and track in a 'lot' sale on eBay. I ended up with used switches, some had solder on them, and of the twenty switches I got, only two were not quality. It was a little work but they all worked after some TLC. I think I paid around $130 for all of them. I couldn't have been happier. There was other stuff that came with it, like track, electric switch controls, and miscellaneous other things but it was a bargain! The switches are shinohara and peco. Just a suggestion sir....


    I will believe atlas when things are back on the racks and hobby dealers quit complaining about the lack of communication. I do feel bad the Paul has to deal with this. It was never his fault. I hope, that he can resolve issues in China.

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