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Help with part number
« on: April 26, 2014, 04:17:22 PM »
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Hi , a while ago I ordered some half frames and trucks from Atlas ( probably ) or maybe from a parts supplier on e bay .
The frames are : 17643L and 17643R
The black trucks are : 17645 ( both ) Alco type side

Anybody can tell me for what engine it was made at Atlas ???
I cannot locate the part number anymore , reverse search starting with the number does not give me any result . 

I want to do a better free rolling dummy B unit for a Model Power FA-2B .
It's almost the same lenght wheelbase of the MP plastic frame loco , before cutting the frames I would like to check for the prototype wheelbase .
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 04:20:51 PM by trainforfun »
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 04:49:41 PM »
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Hi Louis

Are we sure those are Atlas part numbers? I just looked at a bunch of n-scale exploded diagrams on their website and all part numbers (except screws and such) are six-digits long and start with 4 or 5 (E.G. 4NNNNN or 5NNNNN). Good luck in your search!   Harry

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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 04:52:29 PM »
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I have identified your parts. The frame halves, 17643 L and R and the trucks, 17645 are all from the Kato RS-2.

Mark
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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 05:22:21 PM »
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Thanks a lot guys !!!
I must have bought on e bay from a parts supplier .
Now my other questions is what is the distance from truck center to truck center of an Alco FA-2B center ...  will repost it to be sure more people will see it .
Thanks again !
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 10:09:23 PM »
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Also from the same site is the RS2 diagram. It appears to be 8" longer the an FA2-B.

Jon


http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=as-15m.gif&sel=die&sz=sm&fr=

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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 11:17:49 AM »
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Also from the same site is the RS2 diagram. It appears to be 8" longer the an FA2-B.

Jon


http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=as-15m.gif&sel=die&sz=sm&fr=

The RS2 is 30' 0" and the FA2-B is 29' 2" so more like 10" so a difference of 1/16" in N scale , I will not cut the frames for that difference .

Thanks for the info guys , really appreciated !
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Help with part number
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 05:05:32 PM »
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Actually, thank YOU  --  always a treat to visit Rob Schoenberg's site. I usually find myself wandering around there for the next hour or so...   Harry