Atlas - Intermountian Compatable?

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  1. Operater

    Operater New Member

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    Hi Group, June 6th, 07.


    OK, Intermountian is Comming Out with the
    Tunnell Motors - The SD 45s in Various Road Names.
    I've Researved 1 with the RJ Corman Name.
    Also Atlas is Now Comming Out with the GP 38s, or
    40s with the RJ Corman Name. Due Out in the Fall 2007.
    OK I Don't Have DCC so the Question is, Are the
    IM Tunnell Motors and the New Atlas Units within Say
    the Last 3 to 5 Years Compatable?
    Interesting Question. I Have Been Told that
    Kato Makes the Diesels for Imntermountian so If True, There
    Must B at Least some Compatability Between the Two
    Brands as Such. Right?
    Comments, Anyone.


    Thanks Group,
  2. umtrr-author

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    I thought that the IMRC diesels used the same chassis as the Atlas diesels, not the Kato diesels. The IMRC power is too modern for my layout so I don't follow it very closely.

    I think you could query IMRC directly with this question.
  3. LocoIndy76

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    What do you mean by "compatable"? If you mean can they run together "mu'd" the the answer is maybe... I have 4 ATlas engines and none of the 4 run the same..... My 2 GP38's are the closest and are mu'd and seems to work fine...
  4. SeriousSam

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    Intermountain uses the Atlas chasis, not the Kato. I dont know if they got anything to do with Kato. But yeah, they should be able to run together. They usually use the same type of couplers too
  5. Herc Driver

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    I have run an Intermountain SD45 with several Kato and Atlas diesels and they seem to play well together and are closely matched in speed/power. I wouldn't run the Athearns and IMT's that I have together as they take considerable power to get moving and don't seem to be as close in speed and performance. This is a totally unscientific opinion though...based on the diesels I have in a DC operation...you mileage may vary.