Articulated Autoracks.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by BNSFtheLeader, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

    I would like to know what everyone thinks about the articulated AutoRacks?
    Atlas and the Athearn Auto-Max.
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I have the HO Auto-Max. They are nice, though you need almost a 28" radius curve to make them look good. Thats HO now. I haven't seen them in N yet.
  3. heydoc

    heydoc New Member

    I bought two of the Athearn N scale racks. One was excellent and ran beautifully. I had to re-truck the other before it would stay on the track more than a few feet. But with new Accumates it is doing as well as the other. Both track well, take curves and inclines fine and look good. However, they need to be on a large layout since they are HUGE!
  4. siderod

    siderod Member

    I've got at least one of both the Atlas and Athearn articulated racks...actually, while i only own one of the Athearn ones, i own 4 of the Atlas ones, with a couple more comming next release. I like the Atlas ones more, as they look better then the Athearn ones, especially where it counts...around the articulation section. But, the Athearn are still nice...i'll probably buy more of each. I need more autoracks.

    I've got a 3% grade and some 11" curves on my layout, and both take them fine. Don't look stunning doing it, but they do work fine. My layout isn't large, but it's not small, and they look fine on it.


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