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Atlas next run of CW40-8
« on: March 03, 2010, 04:27:19 PM »
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I was browsing Atlas to see if they had any picture of there coming models and found the new picture for the -8. Take a look at the picture on top of the announcement.

http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/ndash840cw1.htm

I though they were going to fix the gaps.
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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 04:37:33 PM »
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Hmmm ... they did say that



What happened here? Did Conrail acquire CN? ;)



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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 04:52:43 PM »
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Ex. LMS. CR and CN had the LMS C40-8W's on a split lease and when CR was split, the LMS fleet was divided between CN, CSX and NS. CN got 11 of them.
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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 04:57:23 PM »
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Ex. LMS. CR and CN had the LMS C40-8W's on a split lease and when CR was split, the LMS fleet was divided between CN, CSX and NS. CN got 11 of them.

So it's like a hasty patch job?

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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 05:05:46 PM »
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Actually - there are TWO gaps.  The gap under the FUEL tank is prototypical and was NEVER going to be fixed.

The GAP they ARE FIXING is the misfitting cab parts that creates an ugly gap between the cab and the frame near the drip strip above the battery boxes. They DID say that would be fixed.

It does not show on the first CSX run - but it was very apparent on the Conrail units.


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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 05:10:39 PM »
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So the fuel tank gap looks good to peeps?


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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 05:13:15 PM »
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Whoa, I didn't appreciate till now how obvious the underframe gap is:



Has anyone tried to fit a Kato underframe skirt to one of these models?



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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 05:16:09 PM »
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Actually - there are TWO gaps.  The gap under the FUEL tank is prototypical and was NEVER going to be fixed.
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It is?  [Didn't see your post before my previous post.]

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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 05:20:55 PM »
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The gap over the fuel tank is the one I am talking about. It really noticeable without the motor in there, the cab gap looks fine. You would figure they would have made the fuel tank a little taller to cover the motor, made some king of thing plastic to simulate the frame in that area. The model look fine everywhere else but there.
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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 05:25:10 PM »
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I donno, it doesn't bother me...  (a first!)

But weren't the C40-8's supposed to be LATE Stealth - yellow end / white roof??



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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 05:32:57 PM »
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Whoa, I didn't appreciate till now how obvious the underframe gap is:




WOW :o

Should be an easy fix though.

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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 05:34:12 PM »
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I donno, it doesn't bother me...  (a first!)

But weren't the C40-8's supposed to be LATE Stealth - yellow end / white roof??




Those are HO, the stealth -8 are this.

http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/NLocomotives/ndash8/1009/51825_TQ.jpg
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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 06:12:02 PM »
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Has anyone tried to fit a Kato underframe skirt to one of these models?


Hm, may be easier just to scratchbuild?  IIRC, the Kato part has some of the fuel tank molded onto it.

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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
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Re: Atlas next run of CW40-8
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 07:31:47 PM »
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The problem is the shell sits way too high on the frame.....  I started lowering mine by doing some selective trimming, But they could still go lower.
 
 Why couldn't they sit like the standard cab Dash 8's?   They looked pretty good.
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