Atlas BNSF Dash 8

"Got it today. Not complaining, but it needs a lot of work....."

I look forward to your usual outstanding work. I appreciate the extra time and work you go thru to share here!

The engine looks pretty good from here and more like a Master line than a TM model. 

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

AmeenTrainGuy posted:

Sorry I had to ask but is that brass? It looks really nice and I can't wait to see any mods/weathering you might do to it.

BTW I just looked at some of your previous content, it all looks outstanding! You just got yourself another follower!

Thanks, Ameen! No, it is not brass. It's plastic. Thanks for the kind words. I post a lot on Instagram too, if you use that you can find me as toalltrains 

SANTIAGOP23 posted:

Got it today. Not complaining, but it needs a lot of work.....

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Good looking model! I just bought the UP version for diorama purposes. Other question was, what's the track you're using and the ballast?

SANTIAGOP23 posted:

something to consider: while MTH's version is a more detailed model, my eyes can tolerate Atlas' version way more than MTH's. The overall effect is better achieved on the Atlas model-----Opinion.

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I often feel that even if MTH puts more delish on a model there's just something a tiny bit off about them. 

The windshield wipers cheapen the look on the MTH models, and they are separately applied. The wipers on the Atlas Trainman locomotives are more detailed despite being molded. The pilots are the biggest difference between the 2 models. The Premier has MU hoses whereas the Trainman does not. If it was offered as a Master, then no contest, the Atlas version would make the MTH look like a toy.

Although ProtoSound 3.0 has great features it's not as good as ESU LokSound. With the latter, you can attain better motor control and more accurate sounds.

I read posts about changing sound files on PS2/PS3 locos and it sounds like Chinese arithmetic. With LokSound decoders, it is very easy to change/update sound files and features with the LokProgrammer.

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

Ive found the windshield wipers on a lot of models to have the effect of cheapening the model or making it look odd. 3 rail models in general have an odd too about them even if you fix the pilot there are other things that give them that "off" look.

I love the LOKSound decoders and they are one of the main reasons I am going to 2 rail. The open endedness of the products really makes them versatile and user friendly. The ability to customize the outputs is fantastic.

SundayShunter posted:

The handrails ending short at the corner steps on the MTH model sticks out to me. A typical 3-rail legacy. Yuk - nasty!!

shouldn't you be looking at the 2 rail version to compare?

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

You have to keep in mind that they're building a common model for both the 2-rail and 3-rail markets, so you're going to see some compromises. Even as a mostly (some would argue former) 3-rail operator, I don't think the wheel treads need to be as wide as they are on the 3-rail version, but I don't use "round-top" tubular track.

I have several 2-rail versions of MTH locomotives going back to my first set purchased in 2009. I've thought about moving the side frames, but it requires a high level of precision since the MTH side frames include the brake shoes which just barely clear the scale wheels. I like the addition of a better looking train line hose and MU cables and might do that to mine.

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Engineer-Joe posted:
SundayShunter posted:

The handrails ending short at the corner steps on the MTH model sticks out to me. A typical 3-rail legacy. Yuk - nasty!!

shouldn't you be looking at the 2 rail version to compare?

I was just looking at the posted picture. I've never seen an MTH loco for real - they are extremely rare here in the UK. It also seems very ambiguous whether MTH locos listed as '2-rail' have the full 2-rail treatment - fixed pilots and long handrails, or just a set of 2-rail wheels to replace the 3-rail sets on a 3-rail loco.

Modelling the Soo Line in 2-Rail, from 5,000 miles away & 27 years too late.

I understand. I have this problem in G scale. I prefer to look at those engines from a distance. Up close, they are lacking in correct scale detailing. Out in the backyard running by, they look the part.

 I think you might be the happiest, if you get your hands on a recent OMI or one of Eric's new SD series. If they don't do it, you'll have to model with the real thing.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Engineer-Joe posted:

I understand. I have this problem in G scale. I prefer to look at those engines from a distance. Up close, they are lacking in correct scale detailing. Out in the backyard running by, they look the part.

 I think you might be the happiest, if you get your hands on a recent OMI or one of Eric's new SD series. If they don't do it, you'll have to model with the real thing.

I might think so too, Joe. However, I see my modern short corn syrup train as a more causal endeavor. I have my budget invested on upcoming passenger items from high end brass and Sunset . This is for fun and for trying some new things. Will definitely try weathering it once done, for instance.

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