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Atlas SD60E First responders
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:19:45 PM »
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Received my Atlas SD60E Honoring First Responders locomotive. Looks great and runs smoothly without any slow speed jitters. Flashing ditch lights on both sides, lighted number boards. Sound quality is also very good. Not super detailed but looks very acceptable to me. Overall a happy camper and another great Atlas model.
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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 11:08:23 PM »
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Do the front and rear ditchlights flash? That is a nice looking locomotive!


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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 07:39:39 AM »
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They flash but not alternatingly like Scale Trains. The ditch lights both front and rear flash in a dim and bright sequence depending on the direction of travel.

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 02:29:25 PM »
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They flash but not alternatingly like Scale Trains. The ditch lights both front and rear flash in a dim and bright sequence depending on the direction of travel.

Both ditch-lights (their "light pipes") are probably illuminated by a single LED.
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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 02:43:15 PM »
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Got excited for a minute thinking they went back to the CW40-8 design that had the separate boards for the ditch lights.

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 04:05:43 PM »
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Got mine today - very nice!

Hey Paul, will the PTC array be available as a part?

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 10:06:39 PM »
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They flash but not alternatingly like Scale Trains. The ditch lights both front and rear flash in a dim and bright sequence depending on the direction of travel.
That's... disappointing.

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 11:34:17 PM »
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That's... disappointing.

Considering they are an NS specific model and NS always has alternating, flashing ditchlights.  Yes.  At least they have front and rear ditchlights.
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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 08:13:15 AM »
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My UP SD60 barely ran when I got it. One of the pickup wires was detached from its axle wiper and the truck towers were absolutely packed with white grease (thus spewing everywhere). And during the process of resoldering the wire, I discovered that the axle wipers are blackened the same way the wheels are, so I had to get in there with a screwdriver and clean all the blackening crud out of the axle dimples. Yeesh.

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 10:17:08 AM »
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Anyone have any good photos of the an SD60E in the standard NS scheme? Hard to imagine both SD60E’s and accurate NS Dash 9’s would both arrive the within the same month!  :o

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 02:36:44 PM »
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I’ve got two pre-ordered. I can post pictures once they arrive. It may be a week. Waiting for my supplier to get them and ship to me. 
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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 04:10:11 PM »
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I'm pretty underwhelmed by the lighting (both front and back). The LEDs are much farther away from the light conducting plastic in the shell than they used to be, and as a consequence the headlight, backup light and number boards are barely visible (or at least that's the way it is with my DCC-Sound version).

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 05:01:48 PM »
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I'm pretty underwhelmed by the lighting (both front and back). The LEDs are much farther away from the light conducting plastic in the shell than they used to be, and as a consequence the headlight, backup light and number boards are barely visible (or at least that's the way it is with my DCC-Sound version).

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 05:47:52 PM »
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I'm pretty underwhelmed by the lighting (both front and back). The LEDs are much farther away from the light conducting plastic in the shell than they used to be, and as a consequence the headlight, backup light and number boards are barely visible (or at least that's the way it is with my DCC-Sound version).

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Anyway to extend the light pipes in the shell?

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Re: Atlas SD60E First responders
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 08:03:18 PM »
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  Got mine today along with veterans unit and was dissapointed to find snow plow missing!