Atlas Dash 8-40C/CW

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by SeriousSam, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Has anyone ordered any of these? The pictures ive seen look awesome. Much more detailed than the Spectrum kind. I sure hope they release them in N scale as well. I ordered one to run around on my small HO track. Anyone else?
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    I have one with a spartan cab in Conrail colors (Silver Master series with DCC but no sound).

    It's a sweet-running engine.. Quiet, smooth, will start moving at very low voltages while on analog DC. On DCC it also runs very nicely.

    I don't use it much though, because this puppy has some wicked pilot overhangs on tight curves that yanks the couplers on short cars right behind it sideways and derails them. (Unfortunately I have tight curves because of space constraints).

    It comes pretty much ready-to-run. The only parts you have to install are the pilot-end handrails (which requires you to enlarge the mounting holes a bit so the handrail's end-pegs will fit into them) and sunshades.

    Great engine.
  3. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    awesome, thanks a lot for the info. I will have to get me one then

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