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Sneaky Atlas
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:12:55 AM »
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When did Atlas announce the code 80 #8 switch with metal frog???

I know use cd55 folks could care less,, but atlas they be sneaky.

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 06:28:57 AM »
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Is the frog live or dead (electrically of course)?

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 08:00:32 AM »
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When did Atlas announce the code 80 #8 switch with metal frog???
I know use cd55 folks could care less,, but atlas they be sneaky.
They were announced in the April/Spring 2019 issue of the Atlas monthly catalog:
https://shop.atlasrr.com/d-541-spring-2019-asmc-pre-orders.aspx
Subscribe to the Atlas 'Insiders Mailing List' if you want to be notified when a new issue of the catalog becomes available.

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 10:39:39 AM »
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Is the frog live or dead (electrically of course)?
hey John--in the larger photo there is a place to connect frog to electric power just like those on the code 55 TO's.
i would think unpowered unless electric power attached at that point, if the photo is accurate.
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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 12:32:06 PM »
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One would hope that the frog is made from nickel-silver, rather than some white (pot) metal, plated with copper, then plated again with shiny silver metal (with the plating wearing off in use and cleaning).   But I doubt these will be different.
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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 12:12:03 PM »
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I remember seeing a sample of it at NSE in Salt Lake

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 12:24:11 PM »
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The timing is good for me. I just had to dismantle my entire layout since we are moving soon. I will have a much larger area dedicated to trains to work with so I will repurpose the tables and and more but now I can utilize the #8 switches for my passenger trains and mainline turnouts.
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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 12:09:46 AM »
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I'm wondering if they'll rework the old #5 and #6 turnouts... Those of us working on our retro layouts might be well served by such beasties...

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 09:03:06 AM »
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I'm wondering if they'll rework the old #5 and #6 turnouts... Those of us working on our retro layouts might be well served by such beasties...

Lee

Lee, If it's "retro", aren't the locos supposed to stall on turnouts? ;)

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 09:08:32 AM »
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Lee, If it's "retro", aren't the locos supposed to stall on turnouts? ;)

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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 09:46:34 AM »
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Peco turnouts are 'retro' too..  :D
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Re: Sneaky Atlas
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 08:01:30 PM »
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Bingo.

That's why you run really fast, to make it through the dead spot  :D  :trollface:  :facepalm:
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