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Atlas shell exchange

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Atlas shell exchange
Posted by derf on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:31 PM

Will an Atlas RS 1,2 or 3 shell fit on an Atles GP 7 chassie? If so, where is the best place to look for shells? Is there a site that shows what shells can be swapped with different manufacturers?

Thanks,

Fred

 

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Posted by PC101 on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:55 PM

I do not see the HO scale Atlas RS1,2 or 3 body/shell drop fitting down on to the Atlas GP7 chassie/frame happening.

Atlas RS1 PC #9915, has metal walkways (frame and walkways are one piece).

Atlas RS3 WM #186, has plastic walkways (frame is seperate from plastic walkways).

Atlas GP7 RDG #608, has metal walkways (frame and walkways are one piece).

All three together showing the different fuel tanks.

Left click on the pictures will open it to a larger picture that can then be zoomed in on.

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Posted by derf on Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:03 AM

Thanks for the info.

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Posted by wjstix on Saturday, November 11, 2023 2:54 PM

What I do if I'm wondering about that is go to the manufacturer's website and look up the engine's exploded diagram that gives the part number. Than you can check the other engines and see which one uses the same part number. 

Very old Atlas HO engines used a metal frame as PC101 noted above, in more recent years the frame is plastic and fits over a metal chassis. So the same model engine from different types may be different in that respect.

Stix

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