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Question about Monongahela Railroad Super 7s

pittsburghrailfan ·
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?
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Atlas U23B Yellowbonnet #6333 or #6338

Stwa ·
I want a 2 rail that does not make a lot of noise.
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Atlas O Trainman U23B's - Just a few left at MrMuffin'sTrains.....

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
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!
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
I wish I could find someone wanting to part with their Conrail unit.
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burlwest ·
Steve, Is there any update on the shipping of the Chicago and Northwestern O Trainman 60 ft. passenger and observation cars? Had hoped to have these before Christmas. Thanks, Chic Thoms
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
No Chic, I will call and ask on Monday. I know Atlas received containers of track last week and they were busy sorting that stuff to ship.
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Steven Michael ·
Atlas has been saying they'll show up this month for the past five years. Are you truly confident that they actually will? Five years!
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chessie1971 ·
Steve yes they are showing up if you look on atlas site they shipped nov 22 but atlas has not got them yet.
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catnap ·
Container shipping usually takes between 4-6 weeks to arrive at Atlas in NJ so these should be available right around the beginning of the New Year.
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falconservice ·
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
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Re: Question about Monongahela Railroad Super 7s

mlavender480 ·
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.
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
The U23b's are at Atlas - we're just waiting for them to arrive here....
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Paul Graf ·
We are hoping these ship from China before the factory closes for Chinese New Year. We have been receiving samples, so they are in production.
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phillyreading ·
So the U23B's are at Atlas. So maybe in a week or two they will be sent out after they arrive at your store. Maybe I will have my new layout started when it arrives. Lee Fritz
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catnap ·
That's great! This means my Trainman Baltimore & Ohio PS-2 hoppers should be shipping to dealers soon.
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Seacoast ·
I saw an Atlas U boat in Bicentennial colors a couple of years ago which I really liked, do you have any available?
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
No, George, I don't.....
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chessie1971 ·
Steve have you heard anymore when you are going to get the U23B's in. I was hoping last week and hoping this week. Thanks Jeff!!
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Nope - I asked again on Thursday and they hadn't shipped yet.... I plan to ask daily....
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
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.......
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CentralFan1976 ·
Love them! Thanks, Mario
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chessie1971 ·
Great can't wait to get mine!
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hibar ·
Didn't you report a shipment of these in Dec ? was this a split shipment?
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phillyreading ·
Just got an email with a shipping number in it, says it is shipping. So I guess my U23B is on the way to southeast Florida, and will arrive before the main part of my layout is set up. Lee Fritz
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Atlas received them at the end of December but delayed shipping them to dealers until last week. Our pallet arrived yesterday.
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chessie1971 ·
I got email with Fedex tracking says my Chessie U23B engine will be here tomorrow. I am surprized be here that quick.
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Thanks for the comments and the orders. 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
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phillyreading ·
Just got my U23B from Fed-Ex. Question about using the electrocouplers in non TMCC, I don't have a remote uncoupling track available, so how do I use the uncoupling feature? Lee Fritz
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chessie1971 ·
Lee you can't if you don't have cab1L or cab2 or cab1.
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chessie1971 ·
Your welcome Steve!
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phillyreading ·
I don't have anything like Cab 1 or Cab 2. Will DCS 4.2 work with it? Lee Fritz
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phillyreading ·
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...
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chessie1971 ·
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...
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chessie1971 ·
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.
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phillyreading ·
Chessie, I don't have the TMCC or legacy unit. You say I need to install at least 1 screw back into the bottom of the engine where the shipping screws were? Correct? Lee Fritz
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chessie1971 ·
No you don't have to if your not going to put your engine back in the box that just holds the black plastic plate on bottom of engine.
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Lee - I usually don't bother putting the screws back in on mine.... I leave them in the box.....
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phillyreading ·
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
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CNJ #1601 ·
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?
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chessie1971 ·
Joey what it tells me in the owners manual and what design/engineering oversight
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Seacoast ·
The smoke unit on/ off switch is under or near the truck on the bottom of the engine? That seems odd.
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SuperChief ·
Does anyone know when Atlas will post a catalog? Their current link is down and we are almost a month into the six month cycle. SuperChief
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hibar ·
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
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catnap ·
I think the 2016 All Scales Catalog (January-June) comes out this weekend at the Amherst Train Show. Of course, the January announcement has already been made.
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chessie1971 ·
Yes George all the switches for the engine is underneath front truck on the frame.
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hibar ·
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.
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
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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