N-Scale Locomotive Encyclopedia

mtaylor Aug 7, 2000

  1. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I bookmarked it as well...
     
  4. Catt

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    Nice page,BUT this guy like alot of others in our hobby assume that the U-25-b and GP-30/35s along with the SD-7/9s built by KATO for ATLAS were just KATO units with the ATLAS name on them. This simply is not so. These units were built by KATO to ATLAS specs.By the way has anybody noticed how all of the KATO units built since then run so much better than the ones built before ATLAS?

    Hey still havin FUN!! [​IMG]

    By the way I got this info straight from Paul Graf at Atlas [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  5. Gats

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    Catt!, that was also my understanding about the Kato/Atlas collaboration. These molds belonged to Atlas and they subcontracted Kato to produce the locos. I assume the dies were created by Kato for Atlas.
    Kato must have produced a lot of spare parts for Atlas with those runs. I have got bodies in dark grey from Atlas GP30's and 35's, just like the current Kato offerings are.

    As an aside, Kato did release the original RS-3 under their name as well, using different roads/schemes. I saw a MILW unit when they first came out in a Kato box. Atlas never released a MILW version, AFAIK.

    I think the difference since then and now is refinement to the mechanisms. Maybe it's a Kato idiosyncracy? - perfection. [​IMG]

    Gary.

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    Gary A. Rose
    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!

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