Atlas RS3 Gearing

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kf4jqd, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hi Everyone:
    It's been awhile since I have said anything. I have an older Atlas RS3 locomotive. When I just add a little bit of power it 'flies' around the layout. Just to check to see if it was the throttle controls, I replaced it with another. It did the same thing. This tells me the gearing is off. Does anyone can tell me where I can get the gearing to slow the locomotive down? I know a large gear that is connected to the motor and the other gear is small. The loco will run fast. I wonder if reversing them would slow it down?


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  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Hello Andy.
    I would think it would be easier to re-motor with a quality motor. That would give you better low speed running. You might check Northwest Shortline's website.
    Also, if your using dcc you can change the speed settings.


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