Vo-1000

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by NSCALEMIKE, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. NSCALEMIKE

    NSCALEMIKE Member

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    I am looking forward to another greatly detailed, and great runnng loco from ATLAS. The expected shipping date is pretty reasonable too...later this year.

    Mike Cassidy
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  3. K.V.Div

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    Its great to see Atlas re-entering the switcher market with a DCC ready switcher.
    The vo1000 is a great start and maybe it will lead to other types of baldwin switchers (such as the DS-44-1000):D :) :cool:

    Terry Moore
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    I didn't see anything in there about flywheels. No flywheels, no sale.
  5. Catt

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    I would think that with the slow speed motor it would need flywheels.
  6. njpluta

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    I think it might have to do with size.
  7. K.V.Div

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    The Baldwin switchers were longer than the GM "SW" series and the SW9/1200 does have a flywheel (Albeit a "Small" one) which I have noted does help my units run a little better.
    Given the longer length one would think that there is enough room for at least one flywheel in the new VO-1000.
    I will be content to wait and see what Atlas decides to do and hope that the will include it in the the new release, however, flywheel or not I will still aquire a couple for my GN extention:).

    Terry
  8. Catt

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    Tyson,got it straight from Paul Graf.The VO1000 has dual flywheels:D
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    D*mn, don't tell me that Catt!!! I don't have $$$$ in the budget right now for another loco! :eek:
  10. Catt

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    They probly won't be on the shelves til about Christmas.
  11. rich maiorano

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    well tyson there you go ask santa for some;) i will