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Hatchet

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Atlas Coil Cars
« on: March 19, 2020, 10:55:21 PM »
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Hey all,
I recently got one of the Atlas coil cars and there are two plastic rectangles included that I can’t figure out where they go. Can anybody clue me in? Thanks!

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 11:55:14 PM »
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If memory serves me correctly they are the dividers between the steel coils.
If you run your cars without the lids.

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 05:37:43 AM »
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If memory serves me correctly they are the dividers between the steel coils.
If you run your cars without the lids.

Wow, wish Atlas included some piece of paper with a diagram telling us that!

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:43:10 AM »
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Wow, wish Atlas included some piece of paper with a diagram telling us that!

Printing paper instructions and packing them in the jewel box costs money. Do you want to pay more for your model!?  Plus if you buy a model of, Atlas expects you to know what the 1:1 car looks like, so you can assemble the model properly without instructions!

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 06:03:49 AM »
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Printing paper instructions and packing them in the jewel box costs money. Do you want to pay more for your model!?  Plus if you buy a model of, Atlas expects you to know what the 1:1 car looks like, so you can assemble the model properly without instructions!

Yes, this was a tongue-in-cheek comment.

I just wish they spent money on new tooling for the coil shields. The Walthers ones were far too tall and they lacked the hand grabs that were so visible along the side of them. Especially since they are more expensive than the last RC release (I know those are fairly old now, but still).
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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 08:30:32 AM »
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Thanks all! Would have never figured that one out!

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 11:17:39 PM »
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Printing paper instructions and packing them in the jewel box costs money. Do you want to pay more for your model!?  Plus if you buy a model of, Atlas expects you to know what the 1:1 car looks like, so you can assemble the model properly without instructions!
Hahaha, first I was all:  :x :x :x

And then I saw this:

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Yes, this was a tongue-in-cheek comment.

 :D

Seriously, if cost was a factor, Atlas could have some instructions on their website...

That reminded me of those Micro-Trains (non-operating) EOTs they manufactured a few years ago, which came with NO instructions whatsoever. I bought a package of them and was stumped at how to install them on a coupler. It took a Facebook Message to MTL's FB account to finally get my answer: Basically, I just had to glue them to the side of a coupler.  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2020, 11:19:16 PM by MetroRedLine »
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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 03:52:06 PM »
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Same here- took me forever to figure out those MT EOT devices. Ended up making my own from styrene bits.

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Re: Atlas Coil Cars
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 04:04:29 PM »
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They have diagrams for most of their cars online-
https://shop.atlasrr.com/t-partsdiagrams.aspx

Granted, the coil car is not listed, but it does appear they are still working on getting diagrams for everything into their online diagram library, and for things not there yet, there is a phone number

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Welcome to the Parts Catalog Online. We are in the process of converting all of our parts diagrams for locomotives and freight cars into .pdf files for easy viewing. Click on the highlighted loco or freight car you are interested in and you will be able to view the exploded diagram on screen or print it for easy reference.

If you do not see a loco or freight car on this list that you are interested in, please call us at 908-687-0880. We are doing our best to have all of the information posted in the very near future.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 04:20:34 PM by thomasjmdavis »
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