info on atlas Dash 8-40c silver Norfolk Southern

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Scoobie, May 8, 2006.

  1. Scoobie

    Scoobie Member

    Hey all, I'm looking to purchase a Atlas Dash 8-40c. I can't find any info on it. Like what kind of motor, does it have a flywheel, and is it 6 wheel drive. I looked on Atlas' web site and a couple others, couldn't find anything. Is anyone farmiliar with this engine?
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't model that era, but I've never seen an Atlas engine in ho that didn't come with a can motor and an excellent drive. They used to use Kato drives, but I think the production schedules at Kato may have been too restrictive, so now they use a drive from Europe.
  3. i proudly own 2 c40-8ws gold series by atlas and they are a very quiet dependable locomotive once i get more $$$ ill buy more:wave:
  4. here is some info i found from atlas -Realistic die-cast underframe
    -Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers
    -Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate Proto-couplers
    -Realistic die-cast underframe
    -Highly detailed coupler cut bars
    -Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
    -Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
    -Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
    -Directional lighting
    -Painted crew members
    -Snowplow and
    -Piping on trucks
    -Recommended minimum radius: 22”
  5. Scoobie

    Scoobie Member

    Thanks alot guys. I think I will get this.:thumb:
  6. Tim K

    Tim K Member

    I picked up an Atlas Norfolk Southern 8-40C master gold series on Friday and all I can say is WOW.

    It is so smooth you can hardly hear it running and the sound is awesome.

    Tim K

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