Tom Williams posted:
I bought 4 Atlas O Diesels last winter. I only Like 1 of them and don't plan on buying any more. I kept hoping they would be better runners. 2 have ERR cruise control and one of them is ok, one is not ok. The other 2 just have TMCC and they are both erratic runners. Plus they are tight inside and difficult to work on.
I'd have to give them away or spend more money to upgrade them. I rarely have this kind of trouble with Lionel Products. I'd be ashamed to sell them on Ebay so I'm stuck w/ them. They just sit on a shelf collecting dust.
Also LOUD Rail-Sounds can't be beat.
That's Just My Say. I'm Hoping Others have had better results w/them.
Interesting. which Atlas units do you have? The newer ERR/TMCC units run well. Have had some issues with the EOB from Train America Studios, friends have that in early Sunset steam also. Folks bring everything to run from PreWar to current. Seems all have a few funky pieces. (Was interesting to see a bunch of new Lionel ALCo's all start up as engine 1 and crash.)