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Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« on: October 02, 2013, 11:25:42 AM »
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The title says it all.

 I find the instructions on the parts diagram sorely lacking; does the cab have to come off first,like on the RS3, and if so, where do I "squeeze"? Or does this model lend itself to the "drop in the box" style of removal like the more modern releases?

Thanks in advance.

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »
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Pulling will cause damage.


1.  Gently pull the four rails from the cab.

2.  Pull on the read hood at the radiators.  Shell should start coming up.  There are tabs at the cab that will break off- they are very delicate- and face it- they will break.  By the way, I don't think it is a big deal.

3.  With main shell off, you can now see that there are locks in the walkway.  Spread the walkway apart to get past them.

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 02:25:37 PM »
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2.  Pull on the read hood at the radiators.  Shell should start coming up.  There are tabs at the cab that will break off- they are very delicate- and face it- they will break.  By the way, I don't think it is a big deal.

Do you mean "rear" hood? And if those "cab tabs" break; will the cab still stay on?

Thanks.

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 03:16:40 PM »
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drop it on the floor, it will pop right off

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 03:20:59 PM »
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Thank you,that's helpful... :)

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 10:19:57 PM »
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Do you mean "rear" hood? And if those "cab tabs" break; will the cab still stay on?

Thanks.

Mark in Oregon

Yes and yes.

The rear hood
and the loco will still stay together if the tabs break.
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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 12:15:23 AM »
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Yes and yes.

The rear hood
and the loco will still stay together if the tabs break.

Thank you Mr. Bearden...I might have guessed you'd be able to help me with this matter.

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 10:38:53 AM »
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Hi, Strummer,

(3 years ago),  did you successfully (and safely) figure out how to remove the Atlas/Kato U25B shell?  Tips/advice? 

I'm facing the same challenge..... 

All, I know this topic has come up before...... any pics/tips on how to safely remove this shell?

Thx.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 11:59:02 AM by atsf_arizona »
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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 12:51:03 AM »
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OK, I managed to get the shell off.   When I get some time soon, I'll take and post some pictures, so that we have documented, what the inside of this shell looks like, where the mounting tabs are, what I had to do to get the (very tight fit) shell off.
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Re: Atlas/Kato U25B Shell Removal
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 08:44:55 AM »
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Thanks for the effort John and I look forward to your photos and documenting it.