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Tom Todd

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Truck replacement
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:36:09 PM »
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I friend was installing a decoder in an Atlas RS - 1 and there were sparks and a melted truck. Does he have to get a new one from Atlas?  As an alternative, he has available a FB -2 LifeLike (metal frame) or a RS -3 Atlas as donors. Thoughts?

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garethashenden

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Re: Truck replacement
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 02:29:48 PM »
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I’m pretty sure the RS-1 and RS-3 trucks are interchangeable.

m_nanson

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Re: Truck replacement
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 03:30:22 PM »
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It depends on the version of the RS 1 and 3, are they China built atlas models or are they the older Kato built Atlas models.  The trucks are not the same in the different builds.

cjm413

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Re: Truck replacement
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 04:42:15 PM »
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:facepalm:
I friend was installing a decoder in an Atlas RS - 1 and there were sparks and a melted truck. Does he have to get a new one from Atlas?  As an alternative, he has available a FB -2 LifeLike (metal frame) or a RS -3 Atlas as donors. Thoughts?
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Tom

Many, if not all, Atlas RS-1's come with sideframes with plain bearing journal boxes rather than sideframes with roller bearing journal boxes.