When GE rebuilt the U23Bs into Super 7s, did they keep the original carbody, and graft on a new cab and radiator section? Or was an entirely new shell fabricated? In other words, if I were to kitbash this engine, would I start with a U23B donor locomotive (e.g. from Atlas O) and just add the cab and radiator from a narrow-cab DASH-8, or would I need to craft an entirely new body?
We Bought the last of the 3-rail versions from Atlas O, and there are still some 2-Rail left we can order. WP and Santa Fe are already sold out. I have a couple PC left to sell, and several of the rest. Two road numbers each. Now is the time to order yours before they are all gone! They're still discounted on our website or give us a call at 317.569.1999. Thanks!
The container shipped on November 22nd, 2015. The earliest they can get the container to New Jersey is December 22nd, 2015. Since so many other items are in this container or batch of containers it would take one or two weeks to distribute all of the locomotives and cars in all scales. Andrew
As far as I know, the carbody is all new from GE. They used the frame, trucks, etc from the U-boats but the cab and hood are the more squared-off Dash 8 style. To answer your second question, the hood and radiator section have differences from the B40-8, so if you want an accurate model you'll probably have to scratch most of it. The cab might even be the only "stock" part, I'm not sure if the short hood is the same between the two.
The west coast hobby shops got there's shipped today. Ours go out tomorrow. If you're interested in a two rail version, there are some available and with a fixed pilot. Let me know so I can grab you one. Steve.......
Also just put the battery(I checked the voltage first) in this morning since I am not using TMCC, according to the instructions it mentions to install the battery. I had to move some of the wires out of the way to install the battery and remove the silver bracket and re-install it to get some wires out of the way along with cutting the tie-wrap and installing a new tie-wrap. One small question abut the mounting screws that came in the packaging, do I need to install these again or not? They...
Lee you can if you have TMCC base or legacy base hooked to the MTH TIU. It tells you in the manual you have to use uncoupler track uncouple from the train car no way to open coupler on engine without cab1 and tmcc base etc. and also found something out too the smoke unit turns itself off if runs out of smoke fluid then you add smoke fluid then comes back on and too not sure i think when engines sits idle the smoke turns off to after so long too. Also you don't have to use the screws but...
Also guys take note you can't turn the smoke unit off and on with Lionel Cab1L or Cab2 on the U23B but you can boost smoke unit with 9 key so if you want turn smoke unit off you have turn switch off underneath of front truck.
Thanks guys, I just wanted to be sure as it looked like I could leave those screws out. Also I got a temporary track set up this morning and tested a couple of engines, using 042 tubular track. If I like it I may make it the start of my layout as I laid down a sheet of Life-Like mat. Lee Fritz
Chessie, you can't turn the smoke unit off with the remote on a modern-day command-equipped locomotive? Really? Something just doesn't sound right about that! I wonder if this was just a design/engineering oversight, or a really poor intentional decision by the folks at Atlas? And I'm also wondering if the Trainman RS3 I have on pre-order will be built the same way? Thanks for the heads up...and enjoy your new engine! Will you be posting any pics or videos?
Thats probably anybodys guess, like their website which appears to get updated erraticaly from time to time, the Tman bay window caboose has been shipping since Oct 16 under New Arrivals, A to Z shipping schedule could use a good update also.JMO
You are probably right on that I had forgotten that Atlas has a booth at that show, I have been to that show twice and it is a really excellent all around train show unfortunately at nearly 5 hrs each way it is not worth it any more for me.Just saying.
Basically, Atlas shipped us all of the 3 Rail engines they had left - they are sold out..... we are still offering these at our pre-order discount plus free shipping. I still have a few extras of these in stock. Both numbers C&O Both numbers PC Both numbers Chessie Both numbers Reading and Northern One WP - #2258 I have been able to get some additional 2 rail units. They're selling at $225 plus shipping. Let me know if you want a 2 Rail and I will try to get you one! Steve...........
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