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atsfguy

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Atlas/Kato GP-7
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:26:49 PM »
Hi, guys.
  I recently purchased a new in the box Atlas/Kato GP-7 locomotive. While waiting for its arrival, I built a run in track 44x 80 powered by Direct Current. The loco arrived a few days ago so I put it on the track, opened the throttle and it began a one hour break in period, fifteen minutes forward and fifteen in reverse. Then another cycle to complete the hour.
  I was pleasantly surprised at how well it ran out of the box and now, after break in, it is even smoother. I plan to run it some more on DC for at least two more hours, then clean and relubricate it prior to installation of an LM-3. I look forward with anticipation to running it on Railpro power.
  Should anyone have an tips, hints or information of any kind, please contact me.
  After this initial Atlas purchase, I plan to go with Atlas for additional locos for my layout.
  I will continue to work on my Athearn GP-7 but it gave me so much trouble getting it to running condition I may retire it and place it in a park.
  Thanks for all the help offered while working on the  Athearn.
Cheers,
Cecil
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 02:52:53 PM by atsfguy »
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