My first Atlas loco
I went to a local train fair today, as usual, most of what was on sale, was British outline but I did find an Atlas loco,in Conrail colours,for a reasonable price, £25 ($40). The box was pretty shopworn, but the locomotive looked in very good condition.A tag on the polystyrene packaging, said it was "brand new". However once I got it home, the wheels told a different story, as they were filthy with black railcrud.It did run, hesitantly, but once the wheels were cleaned up, it ran much better.
Most of my locos are Athearn, so this Atlas is new territory for me. It runs very well, its much heavier than my Athearn locos, so it pulls really well.
After some running today, I,ve been impressed with it, and would happily buy more Atlas locos.
I,m modelling Norfolk Southern, so this loco fits into my stable quite well.
Modelling Norfolk Southern,with traces of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in HO.