Atlas SD 50's

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Hoghead, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

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    I purchased two of these critters.
    One from a shop I do business with
    and the other from a show.

    Both make a screeching noise at slower
    speeds. I have never had a problem
    like this with Atlas. Is it something wrong
    with this production?

    I also did give them a drop of lubricant
    But it doesn't seem to help.

    Anyone else have these types of problems?
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    You might want to contact ATLAS about this. If they were bought new they are under warranty yet.
  3. WM-N-fan

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    Mine has no problems, but is very slow. In fact, it's so slow it's hard to hook up with. I usually team it up with a dash 8, but now I will team her with a SD60M.
  4. Hoghead

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    I e-mailed Atlas several days ago and yet to have a reply. I guess I am use to Kato getting back right away on a couple of problems I had with some of their engines over the last 6 yrs.
  5. alcuin

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    Wow, I'm responding to a post that's more than 5 years old. Anyway ... did you ever resolve the screeching problem with your SD-50's? I'm having the exact same trouble with my B40-8 and I'm anxious to fix it without having to send it back to Atlas.
  6. SD90

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    I havea couple Atlas SD60's that have never really run that good, I just MU tham to a Kato and it fixes everything!