Author Topic: Atlas 3-way switch  (Read 2101 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

CBQ Fan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2319
  • Respect: +102
Atlas 3-way switch
« on: March 03, 2013, 01:17:28 PM »
0
I saw one of these on Ebay.  When was the last time Atlas made a 3 way code 80 switch?  I have been doing this since the very late 80's and don't remember ever seeing one.
Brian

Way of the Zephyr

up1950s

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8931
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +744
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 01:40:33 PM »
0
HET-ROW / BI-ROW / HOM-ROW

Kisatchie

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4179
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +60
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »
0
HET-ROW / BI-ROW / HOM-ROW


Hmm... I'll be a lowly
monkey's uncle if I know
what that means...


Two scientists create a teleportation ray, and they try it out on a cricket. They put the cricket on one of the two teleportation pads in the room, and they turn the ray on.
The cricket jumps across the room onto the other pad.
"It works! It works!"

CBQ Fan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2319
  • Respect: +102
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 01:50:07 PM »
0
HET-ROW / BI-ROW / HOM-ROW

So would that be brass or nickle silver????? :facepalm:
Brian

Way of the Zephyr

wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4332
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +424
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »
0
Roco used to make one.  I think I still have one, new in the box.
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA

CBQ Fan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2319
  • Respect: +102
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 02:24:58 PM »
0
I forget if we can post EBay links, mod feel free to delete if the answer is no:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230935115572?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Brian

Way of the Zephyr

randgust

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1602
  • Respect: +697
    • Randgust N Scale Kits
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 02:43:08 PM »
0
I had one on my first N layout (1972-1982) in the yard.  Definitely Atlas.  Independent-throwing single points, equalateral, where the throwing point also became the guardrail.

Interesting concept, but it was the single most troublesome piece of track (for derailments and electrical failure) I had on the layout.  I didn't save it, I tossed it, as I swore I'd never use that again.

That link above won't last long, I suspect, but yeah, that's it.  Wow, how I don't miss that!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2013, 02:44:39 PM by randgust »

CodyO

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 757
  • Gender: Male
  • Cody Orr-SPF
  • Respect: +129
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 02:58:52 PM »
0
I have one installed on my layout
I've had no problems and use caboose ground throws to throw the points
Modeling the Pennsylvania Middle Division in late 1954
             Nothing Will Stop The US Air Force

DKS

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11479
  • Your choice for ANAL...
  • Respect: +1978
    • DKS Home
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 03:06:19 PM »
0
I had one on my first N layout (1972-1982) in the yard.  Definitely Atlas.  Independent-throwing single points, equalateral, where the throwing point also became the guardrail.

Interesting concept, but it was the single most troublesome piece of track (for derailments and electrical failure) I had on the layout.  I didn't save it, I tossed it, as I swore I'd never use that again.

That link above won't last long, I suspect, but yeah, that's it.  Wow, how I don't miss that!

Same story here. Had one on my first N scale layout (1970-1973) and it was bad news. Seeing one again has a kind of bittersweet quality: stirs fond memories of that layout, but at the same time reminds me why I never had another 3-way switch!
"Life's a piece of sh!t when you look at it."
                                       —Monty Python

Catt

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1721
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +28
    • Boylerwerx
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 03:27:38 PM »
0
This is the first time I ever heard of such a critter in N scale.I had a Tillig HO 3 way that was a joy to use but every piece of track needed electrical connection.
Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
Sole owner of the
Grande Valley Railway
100% Michigan made

brill27mcb

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 91
  • Respect: +14
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 04:59:55 PM »
0
Tomix in Japan offers a three-way switch, and also a double-slip, and also curve-on-curve.

Rich K.
Tomix / EasyTrolley Modelers' Website
www.trainweb.org/tomix
N-Gauge Model Trolleys and Their History
www.trainweb.org/n-trolleys

Kiasutha

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 105
  • Respect: 0
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 05:05:58 PM »
0
Peco currently has a 3-way in cd-55.
Fairly new I think.

Mark5

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 9137
  • Always with the negative waves Moriarty ...
  • Respect: +185
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2013, 09:26:02 PM »
0
I seem to recal Mr Graf saying on the Atlas forum that in the 'old' days Atlas sourced some of its N scale track from Roco, this may date to those days.

Mark

Bob Bufkin

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6396
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +42
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2013, 09:31:29 PM »
0
I had one of those on a small layout back in the 70s also.  More trouble electric wize then it was worth.  Probably still in my junk box somwhere.

LV LOU

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 620
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: 0
Re: Atlas 3-way switch
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2013, 09:41:03 PM »
0
I have a couple of them,pretty sure they say "Atlas Italy" on them..I have a double slip,too,only one I've ever seen.I also have a few switches,#8 or so,they actually have working,rotating targets on them,pretty cool..I also have a few later ones just like them,but just the spot where the target was is there,a filled in hole..