Atlas 2 rail SW's are pretty much gone right now.  Especially since they cancelled the upcoming production.    We ordered extra GP-7's in 2 rail (they have DCC installed) just so ppl would have some sort of option, if looking for a 1st gen diesel that isnt too large. 

http://www.publicdeliverytrack...ory-4/?sort=featured

MTH has done quite a few 2 rail diesels, but they are all 2nd gen or newer, and all road engines except for the Gensets.  They've done GP-38's and 40's in 2 rail.  They are used as switchers a lot these days, but still considered road power by 1960's-70's standards.  

I was pretty upset when Atlas said they were going to kick SW production down the road.  We had a lot of orders.

 

 

Too bad their other products don't share the SW's unique and excellent drive train.  Many years ago Atlas endured withering criticism from the 2-rail crowd over its use of the two vertical motor "China Drive."  @Beth Marshall-The Public Delivery Track do you know if they ever lowered the gear ratios on their GPs and Fs, and if so, when that happened?

Creep, coast, and pull.  We're not talking about cold fusion here.

Mike. You see a 2-rail SW come up on e-bay occasionally they always either go quick or at a high price or both. depends how desperate you are.

And Beth, if Atlas hadn't stopped production on their 2-Rail Atlas SW's I would have ordered five or more to late now I have managed to buy the five 2-rail and five more 3-rail for spare parts in the future one brand new one arrived yesterday.

I know it's been said a million times but it's annoying and a hassle for everyone I would rather had supported the hobby shops and dealers. When you could buy these Locomotives by pre order I bought seven (7) from one dealer alone glad I did before the train wreck. Really disappointed with Atlas I just can't help thinking they could have tried harder. Roo.

Ted S posted:

Too bad their other products don't share the SW's unique and excellent drive train.  Many years ago Atlas endured withering criticism from the 2-rail crowd over its use of the two vertical motor "China Drive."  @Beth Marshall-The Public Delivery Track do you know if they ever lowered the gear ratios on their GPs and Fs, and if so, when that happened?

I can only speak for an Atlas O Lackawanna GP7 from around 2009. We have it running smoothly at around .8 SMPH or thereabouts. Definitely less than 1 SMPH. It still has its original QSI control.

Sure seems like there are a lot folks hankering for Atlas 2-rail end cab switchers. Like me. Hope to hear an announcement soon. 

Thx for the good review of the Atlas GP-7 low speed operation.  When Atlas said they were nixing the SW's for now, I was pretty disappointed.  I knew there was a lot of demand for 2 rail.  Apparently the demand for 3 rail wasnt that high. 

But anyway, when I heard, I got atlas to up my order for 2 rail GP-7's.  I ordered a bunch of extras. Its not an SW, but better than nothing if u want a 2 rail engine for switching or local service. Have just a very few left avbl for pre-order...NYC, MP, UP, and DRGW.

 

beth

 

 

I have some old Atlas SW 2 rail switchers. At least one (or two?), that are torn apart. They had decoders installed that were fried or still have working TMCC inside.

They are on a shelf of the to do list. I probably won't do anything with them. I had them for sale here on the forum with no interest (almost).

Well, I am embarrassed to say that Neville wanted them shipped to Australia and I felt that would be too tough $$.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Hudson J1e posted:

Hey Joe, I am looking for a 2 rail NYC SW in case you have one with a blown decoder. 

I have one in straight DC I believe? NYC SW8 6155-2

Mike Lear posted:

Hey joe I will send you a pm 

Cool. But... I just saw 2 SW switchers with DCC listed on Ebay when I searched.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

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