Atlas Diesel Made in China?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Mastiffdog, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Mastiffdog

    Mastiffdog Member

    I know some were made by Kato, and those run very nice. Do any of you have the "Made in China" models? And if so, how well do they run? Any problems?


  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    They've Made Them Everywhere

    Dog, I don't know about the made in China as I gave up HO for HON3 20 plus years ago but I had some Atlas engines that were made in Austria (excellent runners) and had some that said made in Mexico (trash)

    I guess they go where the labor is the cheapest:confused:
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Yes,Atlas locomotives and cars are now made in China..They are very smooth runners but has been known to be problematic according to some on the Atlas forum..I did have 4 GP38s to go dead on me but I fixed the problem by installing new decoder/light boards..I also had a very minor glitch in a SD35 foreign matter in the gears causing a clicking noise.Other then what I mention they have been very good locomotives.
  4. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Pretty close to Kato in quality and performance

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