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AKNscale

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Custom Atlas S-2
« on: January 01, 2017, 04:35:43 PM »
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Hey y'all, when Atlas came out with their new S-2 locos this past year I bought a couple because I wanted to try them out and was so impressed that I bought 4 more. I ended up getting 3 undecorated gold models because I really wanted to paint them in my road. One day I was browsing ARR's past loco roster and found out that they actually had 4 of these, and Atlas made them, in HO only....

So a new project was started....
As of now all but the handrails have been painted and the decals are on. It will just need clear and weathering and it will be finished! Here's the sneak peak (I of course forgot to take pics tonight when I finished the decals).

This is the side rail and cab:


And here's the long hood:


AKNscale

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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 04:37:22 PM »
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On Wednesday I'll take pics of where it's at now and what progress I get done on it then.

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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 08:22:39 PM »
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On Wednesday I'll take pics of where it's at now and what progress I get done on it then.

And Atlas announces in 3...2...1..... :-)

Cool Stuff!

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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 08:59:10 PM »
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I know right! Haha! I double checked before I started this that it wasn't getting released on the next run. I still don't understand why it was only released in HO.

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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 12:05:17 AM »
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I know right! Haha! I double checked before I started this that it wasn't getting released on the next run. I still don't understand why it was only released in HO.

I would guess they haven't gotten to it yet... Has the 2nd run even been released yet?..

They have a long way to go... ~Ian
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AKNscale

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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 12:28:37 AM »
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No, but it was announced in their catalogue. I believe it's supposed to be released in January or February. I check MBK daily.
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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 11:15:50 PM »
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I would guess they haven't gotten to it yet... Has the 2nd run even been released yet?..

They have a long way to go... ~Ian

Yes, the second run came out early 2016 in two shippings (January and February/March) from China.  http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/ns2a.htm

The third run was announced June 2016, due Dec 2016 but hasn't arrived yet. http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/ns2b.htm

The first run was announced sometime in 2012 with a due date of mid-2014, but they didn't arrive until April 2015  http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/ns2.htm
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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 03:45:16 AM »
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So tonight I went to Jerry's for Wednesday work night and more progress was done on the S-2. Tonight Pete and I tested Scalecoat I clear coat, which so far looks quite good. Pete was the one who shot the black and now the clear coat(He has much more skill than I do with an airbrush). Here are the pics as of tonight!

The long hood:


The side rails:



The pilots:


And the cab:


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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 10:53:38 PM »
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Almost finished, I need to put in the glass, paint the handrails, then weather it and it will be complete! Here are the pics!


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Re: Custom Atlas S-2
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 07:44:34 PM »
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Ready for weathering!

Since this pic I have mostly corrected the warp in the front handrail and the side handrails.



If I can get da@$ video to upload I will show you how well it runs.