N Scale Atlas SD35

NSBrakeman Mar 28, 2000

  1. NSBrakeman

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    Just so everyone knows, Atlas has the new pictures of this new locomotive on their web site! Just go to www.atlasrr.com and look under products and scroll to where it says SD35-new pictures! I've been waiting a long time for these to come out! I especially like the Southern Railwayhi-nose units(duh)!
    Just thought everyone would like to know...the expected release date is May 2000.
    -NSBrakeman
     
  2. Alan

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  3. StickyMonk

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    woohoo!!! at last i have had 2 on order for what seems like years but everything does when your waiting...... lol

    i just noticed its fitted with accumate couplers, i wasnt aware that they were doing them in N, are they any good???

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  4. Chris McDaniel

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    You're right! That SOU unit looks great! The N&W unit looks pretty good too. SOU units -- must buy. N&W -- maybe -- will be good for that "just after merger" look! Now if Atlas would just produce some high hooded GE units like the U23B or the B23-7. Oops, should've been on the wish list with that one.

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  6. Catt

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    The Accumate couplers are going to be the standard coupler for all ATLAS N scale very shortly.ATLAS has been fussing with these for about 6 months now to get them to their standards. [​IMG]

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    The new Katos look better than their original, but are out performed by ANY bump or automatic on the market. I use their originals on all my passenger equipment (Con-Cor, Atlas/Rivarossi) and they work fine. [​IMG] I know there are some that say the new one won't work well with the current MicroTrains couplers. [​IMG] I hope the Atlas coupler is a winner! I like a lot of their cars, but get tired of swapping out the trucks. [​IMG]



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    Back on subject,

    I can tell just be looking at them that they will not screw up as much as Kato :)

    On that note-HO Snots, big big disappoinment (I know this is the wrong forum)



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  11. NSBrakeman

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    Everyone-
    Thanks for being so excited about the release of the new SD35 locomotive. Just thought you'd be interested.

    -NSBrakeman

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  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I hear you Alan. I'm a BN/Soo modeller and though BN didn't have them, Soo leased 10 ex-NS units in '87 from EMD. Now, do I need 1 or 2?
    Anyone know if the wheelbase is correct for a SD38?
     
  14. StickyMonk

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    Gats if you kitbash one a little, new grills romove the center fan you can make a BN SD38P these were converted from ex CSX and VMV (nee sou) SD35's [​IMG] if you do that good luck

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  15. Gats

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    Thanks SM... I hope you are happy now. [​IMG]
    Not only have you sown the seed for a SD38P, but also a TEBUC6 to go with it. [​IMG]
    So many projects, so little time! lol

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  16. sd75mac

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    Do we think these units will run better than the SD60's and GP40's in the turns (wihout slowing down)?

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    I've never had problems with my Atlas SD60 or GP40s slowing down on curves. This intrigues me very much? What are the radii on your track centers? Just curious.
    -NSBrakeman
     
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    12 and 18. Atlas was aware of this problem, as reported on the other "n" lists.

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    How can an Atlas GP40 have problems going around a 12" and 18" radius curve? It was built to the standard 9.75" radius. Not only that, but it's a four axle locomotive. Do you have any details on the locomotive around the trucks (ie bell, speed recorder cables)?
    -NSBrakeman
     
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    There was a reported problem with interference with the frame or sumthin'. I just decided to let them sit, instead of making the modifications or sending them back to Atlas.

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