RS 1

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Has any one got a model of an RS1???????:p
    I would like to see it and who makes it.:)
  2. Gary Pfeil

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    I think Atlas makes one, I don't have it but would expect it to run very well. As I recall, the hand grabs on the corners aren't correct. I may be thinking of the RS3.

    Gary
  3. interurban

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    Thanks Gary.
    There is an artical on the RS 1 in the April issue of RailRoad Moldel Craftsman.
    I rather like the look of the old girl .
    Got to get me one I think.:D
  4. interurban

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    :( I just check the Atlas on line catalog.
    The do a RS 3:(

    :mad: got ta find one.
  5. Gary Pfeil

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    Chris, I checked the Atlas site myself, they make both the RS1 and the RS3. BTW, Kato makes the RS2. The 2 and 3 look very similar, the 1 is a bit different.

    Gary
  6. interurban

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    Thanks Gary I did not see the RS 1 Thanks.:) :) :D
  7. Woodie

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    What does an RS1 look like? And a RS3 for that matter?
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    RS1:

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    RS3:

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    Kinda homely little monkeys. When Chris sobers up he'll want a beautiful S-1, yet another Alco:

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    Chris, they have a hell of a deal on the S-1's, proto 2k's at trainworld.com, under 30 American pesos.
  9. jon-monon

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    OK Chris, if you still want an RS-1 after all that unwarranted bantering, here it is, atlas makes an RS-1, 2, 3 and 11. This is a trainworld ad, but the number is standard walthers number if you want to order it elsewhere.

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    and if you decide to go with an S-1, the magazine ad does not show the good price, but the website shows: 23719 PROTO 2000 ALCO S-1 STARTING @ 26.99EA. which is the price I got.

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  11. interurban

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    WOW and WOW again

    Hi Jon thanks friend for all those pics yep I am a drooling or to put it in terms of a friend:rolleyes: getting moist:D

    Will See what my LHS can do for me first but thanks for the link.
    Will check it out tonight.
  12. interurban

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    OK chaps;)

    What is this RS????????:D

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    Shucks it`s to dark will take a pic with the digit later:(
  14. Gary Pfeil

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    Chris, The 6 wheeled truck version of the RS units were RSD's. Not sure if RSD4 or 5. Also don't know if any of the better mfgs made this loco. I think AHM did. Do you know the make of this one?

    Gary
  15. interurban

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    Hi Gary,
    Here is a few shots , All I can find is "Made in Japan" underneath
    Runs well thou;)

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  16. interurban

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    Another RSD ??

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    Can we give it a full name??

    :D

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    You can still find the Atlas RS1..It is a sweet runner.Shop around on the net for the best buy.
  19. DanRaitz

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    Chris,

    what you have there is an Atlas Model Railroad's model of an Alco RSD-5. It was built for them by Kato, (if my memory is correct). What is an RSD-5 you say, it was the six axle version of the RS-3.

    Here is a photo of one that I found on Jerry Appleman's web site http://www.jerryapp.com/rr_album.html

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  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Chris,
    I've got a pair of the Atlas RS1s, and love 'em. I still have to add the steam generators, but otherwise they're perfect.
    Pete