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simsuper80

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ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« on: October 21, 2019, 01:32:02 PM »
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I recently got the n scale alp-45 by atlas. Not only does it run very slowly, but After running it for a few minutes, the sound cuts off and all controls no longer work, but the locomotive continues to run. if I take it off the track and put it back on again, I cannot control it again for another few min. And during that time, it cant even be read on the programming track! I have never seen anything like this before.

I know that the issue with its top speed is with the entire run, but I dont know if the sudden loss of control is a common problem or not.

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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 03:53:51 PM »
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Sounds like Atlas duplicated NJ Transit perfectly!!!

 :D :D :D

Seriously, could it be dirty track???

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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 04:37:32 PM »
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Sounds like Atlas duplicated NJ Transit perfectly!!!

 :D :D :D

Seriously, could it be dirty track???

Well, not only do my other locomotives function correctly, but it did the same thing on another layout

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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 05:44:44 PM »
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This specific problem with ALP-45 loco is being currently discussed in https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=48025.msg635446#msg635446 and in the subsequent posts.
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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 07:53:14 PM »
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How many threads do you need here? The slow-speed "out of the box" issue has been covered, whereas your stalling issue doesn't seem to be a common problem. Have you contacted Atlas or are you just determined to launch a smear campaign?

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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 08:31:41 PM »
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It's definitely not a whole run of lemons. I've got two from trainworld and they both run fine on a digitrax dcs51, albeit slowly at first.

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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 08:40:59 PM »
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That's right, I already mentioned a possible reason for the stalling in reply #7 in his other thread on this:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=48126.0
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Re: ALP-45: lemon loco? or the whole run.
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 08:46:17 PM »
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How many threads do you need here? The slow-speed "out of the box" issue has been covered, whereas your stalling issue doesn't seem to be a common problem. Have you contacted Atlas or are you just determined to launch a smear campaign?

-Mark

Well of course I am!

Kidding aside, I wanted to better explain my issue In a fresh thread, but I probably could have continued the other one. I emailed modeltrainstuff, and they offered to accept a return for a full refund. I have yet to contact atlas, but I probably will in the coming days