Atlas Dash 8-40C/CW

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by SeriousSam, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

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    Has anyone ordered any of these? The pictures ive seen look awesome. Much more detailed than the Spectrum kind. I sure hope they release them in N scale as well. I ordered one to run around on my small HO track. Anyone else?
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    I have one with a spartan cab in Conrail colors (Silver Master series with DCC but no sound).

    It's a sweet-running engine.. Quiet, smooth, will start moving at very low voltages while on analog DC. On DCC it also runs very nicely.

    I don't use it much though, because this puppy has some wicked pilot overhangs on tight curves that yanks the couplers on short cars right behind it sideways and derails them. (Unfortunately I have tight curves because of space constraints).

    It comes pretty much ready-to-run. The only parts you have to install are the pilot-end handrails (which requires you to enlarge the mounting holes a bit so the handrail's end-pegs will fit into them) and sunshades.

    Great engine.
  3. SeriousSam

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    awesome, thanks a lot for the info. I will have to get me one then