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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2015, 10:52:36 AM »
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For those that think the Bachmann has a wide hood. The Atlas hood is wider... :o Bachmann measures in at 10.83mm while the Atlas comes in at 11.03mm. The detail relief is better on the Bachmann.

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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2015, 02:13:34 PM »
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For those that think the Bachmann has a wide hood. The Atlas hood is wider... :o Bachmann measures in at 10.83mm while the Atlas comes in at 11.03mm. The detail relief is better on the Bachmann.

Which is true to prototype though?  Maybe the Bachmann model is too narrow?!  :trollface:
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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2015, 02:45:52 PM »
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Which is true to prototype though?  Maybe the Bachmann model is too narrow?!  :trollface:

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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2015, 03:31:49 PM »
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Which is true to prototype though?  Maybe the Bachmann model is too narrow?!  :trollface:

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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2015, 03:58:49 PM »
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10.83 mm = 68 .25"  (5' 8.25")

11.03 mm = 69.5"   (5' 9.5")

Now which is right, the only reference I can find is certainly wrong at 9' 11".
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Re: Atlas S4 in N scale?
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2015, 04:03:22 PM »
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10.83 mm = 68 .25"  (5' 8.25")

11.03 mm = 69.5"   (5' 9.5")

Now which is right, the only reference I can find is certainly wrong at 9' 11".

From the locked thread here (https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=30282.0)

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So I mic'd the hoods on the lil guy and compared it to my Arnold S2 and my Samhongsa S2, not like I have any S4's available.

Arnold S2 11.24/25mm
Samhongsa S2 10.9mm
Bachmann S4 10.85mm

The only info I could find S2/S4 was deep in a forum with a builders diagram which states the hood width was 67". This translates to 10.64mm. Assuming I mic'd it perfectly, it's off by a scale 1.346".

I also popped the coupler box...ok lid off, in order to put a smaller coupler on, it would require cutting the coupler post/guide and a few passes of a file to get a MT905 in there.

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I would probably have to go back and zero my caliper since I was off by .02 from my original check...but we're talking scale inches to wide for either.... Too wide? I don't care both are fantastic models and fill the roster nicely.

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