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Referring to the recent - past 4-5 year models....

Thanks,

- Lou


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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 10:07:47 PM »
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Lou, I took one apart some months ago with no real problems. Just the old "knock the pilot on your knuckle" routine. They fit tight, and when I get the shell back from JDG I will make the chassis fit better, relive some of the locating bumps. Bob.

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 10:19:15 PM »
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Bob, yep there looks like a clip there right on the end of the hoods...

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 12:55:26 PM »
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Bob - you're a genius - it worked in 2 seconds....

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 02:41:26 PM »
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 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 03:00:36 PM »
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:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Wyt

I'm also not impressed by using the high G-force method of removing the shell. But it seems to work for the people who use it (not me).

I wonder if one of our scientist members can calculate the G-force involved in this operation.  :D
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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 05:46:02 PM »
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Let me just state for the record that we're talking about just GENTLY bopping onto the fleshy part of the hand here, not a violent motion...

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 05:50:10 PM »
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I'm also not impressed by using the high G-force method of removing the shell. But it seems to work for the people who use it (not me).

Be very careful with this high G-force method! I broke a snow plow on an Atlas B23-7.

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 07:23:51 PM »
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Removing the shell video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRTo11Ib3E

That's really clever! I'll have to try that next time.

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 12:55:16 AM »
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 I use a piece of really dense foam rubber that's only maybe 5/16 high..Not too crazy about the loco box method..Some locos,the drop method is the kiss of death,Atlas/Kato U25b,Life Like plastic frame GP18 for starters..

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 12:58:52 AM »
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That's really clever! I'll have to try that next time.

Jon


Like an old joke which keeps making repeated rounds on the Interwebs, the drop-box method has been around for a while. I remember a thread discussing it back on the A-Board. 
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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 06:34:35 AM »
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Very informative videos regarding the high G-force method:

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2014, 09:35:13 AM »
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I'm also not impressed by using the high G-force method of removing the shell. But it seems to work for the people who use it (not me).

I wonder if one of our scientist members can calculate the G-force involved in this operation.  :D

The so-called "High G-Force" method (others' description, not mine) has worked for me on Atlas locomotives.  You just need to be careful and watch what you're doing before you release the lid.  You don't need to drop the box from six feet off the deck for this procedure to work.  If you put the lid in the right place (under the steps), you won't break the pilot, nor any plows or detail parts on the pilots.  This method also prevents the hood from separating from the walkway, which can cause the handrails to break.

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