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Re: Nice job, LifeLike: RS2
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2007, 12:48:02 AM »
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My 2 UP's came today . Looks nice .

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Re: Nice job, LifeLike: RS2
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2007, 08:46:59 PM »
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I wonder what it was that so differentiated the 3s from the 2s.

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I was told that since the RS-2's hood is narrower, it was less amenable to the upgrades that made the RS-3 a better locomotive. Frank

Online datasheets show the engine hood width to be 5' 5" for all three models - RS-1, RS-2, RS-3.
The RS-2 was rated at 1500 HP (later models were 1600 HP). The RS-3 was 1600 HP.
RS-3 production ran only a couple of years beyond that of the RS-2.
Since they were not much newer, that would not seem to explain why the RS-3 outlasted the RS-2. Dunno!
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Modeling the NYC of the early 1950s

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Re: Nice job, LifeLike: RS2
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2007, 09:48:15 AM »
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Since they were not much newer, that would not seem to explain why the RS-3 outlasted the RS-2. Dunno!

Seems pretty straightforward to me:

RS2 (1946-1950) 383 made
RS3 (1950-1956) 1,370 made

I'm sure that reliability factor improvements were made, plus there was a hell of a lot more of them. 8)

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Re: Nice job, LifeLike: RS2
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2007, 02:38:02 PM »
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Hmmmmm...  I've not seen or read anything about the biggest difference in LL mechanicals from Atlas or Kato. 

Maybe I'm still living in the past (well yeah, but that's a personal problem, I prefer it.  8) );  The latest LLs I have are the GP20 blowouts.  The trucks suck: remove them from the frames and they will probably sit still on your worst grades. :P  Clean off the lube and some will roll.  All Atlas/Kato  trucks sail down a 1% or less.

Is Wallylike still in the past or have the later models recieved an upgrade? Either a new design or better quality?  ???

Bob in IDaho