ATLAS Plastic NH EP-2

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NHJJ4
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Joined: 18 Aug 2003, 09:18

21 Sep 2017, 20:50 #11

  Hay Kid's,

 My  EP-2 got to the house a few days early. I will tell you ( NH Font Be Damned )  It is a real nice model.
  The only detail missing ? is the ( Quill Drive ) Just spokes  Real nice  3rd Rail detail Rivet detail, Roof detail from the whistle, bell small roof pan Even the air tank shields or covers are there. Like I said with this paint it is near the end of life for the units Green could be from ?? 20s to the end but then which paint job ?? LOL I think they are well worth the money. A single screw holds it to the track And it has a nice name on it  Class EP-2 ( 1919 )
     Jim
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

21 Sep 2017, 22:58 #12

Mine arrived on Sept. 19th, I agree with all comments above by NHJJ4 (Jim).  It is a fine rendition and definitely will never fall into the GROAN category.  IMHO it is a classy model.  My intention is to motorize it with metal wheels ... eventually ... many other projects ahead of this one.
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Richard Abramson
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

22 Sep 2017, 01:15 #13

Where were these advertised? I had no knowledge of these at all.
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NHJJ4
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Joined: 18 Aug 2003, 09:18

22 Sep 2017, 02:54 #14

 Saw them on E Bay. There is a weathered unit now the guy wants 75 for a 25 $$ unit I will be looking for more ( Green in my Future )  !!
  I think there was a GG 1 in plastic from a long time ago But not sure about the drive wheels. I have a couple GG 1s for parts may use those drive wheels.
 Jim
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

22 Sep 2017, 03:08 #15

Mr. Abramson. They were not advertised in any model railroad press in the US that I'm aware of. The first I became aware was with the link provided. I didn't check it out expecting to see what appeared to be a very good model of an EP-2, but I was expecting some faux NH locomotive and paint scheme. By the time I decided to buy some, all the ones on this link were gone. I did a search and found three sites. I bought two at one of them, and the third was sold by the time I finished my transaction. I posted the other two links here in case anyone wanted one or two. The company Editions Atlas Collections makes display models for all over the world, but I haven't found a company website or catolog. Several vendors offer their line of models from different sales points. The Editions Atlas Collections company address is in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. I wish there was a mailing list I could find and get on for future releases. I agree with Mr. DBrion about the details, however, I'm going to measure the journal boxes because they look a little small to my eye. If they are, I'll cast a replacement and them make enough to replace all of them. Like Mr. DBrion, I'm also pondering motorizing the models later on. Since the body is ABS plastic, I don't think I'll have any problem removing the paint and changing the schemes to earlier ones.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

22 Sep 2017, 04:13 #16

Editions Atlas SA
Route des dragons 7
CH-1033 Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne
Suisse (Switzeland)
 
No phone number was given.
 
Website: https://fr.atlas-editions.be/
 
Website is not very helpful.  The EP2 is neither cataloged nor advertised.  The only place I was able to view it was on eBay.  Try this link.  As of today (Sept. 22, 12:15AM EST) there are none shown to be available:  (Sorry) 😒

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152645796777?ul_noapp=true
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kathymillatt
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Joined: 29 Jul 2003, 14:43

06 Oct 2017, 08:19 #17

I picked one of these up and it arrived recently. Very nice looking apart from I will repaint to a different scheme. 

One daft question. What screwdriver did you use to get it off the base?

Thanks

Kathy
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

06 Oct 2017, 14:57 #18

Ms. Millatt. Socrates is credited with saying, "The only daft question is the one unasked." That is a triangle / TA screw. I found that you can buy them online in the UK at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Triangular-Hea ... t-of-5/dp/ in a five piece set for £699; http://cpc.farnell.com/c/tools-maintena ... rewdrivers in two sizes a Triangle Screwdriver 2.3 x 100mm - 5782 for £2.82 ( £3.38  Inc. VAT) and a Triangle Screwdriver 3.0 x 100mm - 5783 for £2.68 ( £3.22  Inc. VAT); http://www.screwdrivers.org.uk/search/t ... ewdrivers/ has a couple of screw tip sets designed for small appliances that include triangle tips with one at £11.79 and the other at  £5.99; http://silverhilltools.com/the_english_ ... rewdrivers has a number of screwdrivers but I didn't click further for each ones price; and https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/62-part-secu ... -set-n53aw has a 62-bit set that includes one 2x2x2mm triangle tip for £7.99 £3.99. There is a YouTube video on how to make your own triangle tip from a large finishing nail using a Dremel tool at:  For those a little west of that puddle separating Ms. Millatt and those of us on both sides of the 49th parallel, there are some available on Amazon, Ebay, Sears, and Alibaba.com. There may be more. I hope this helps.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

06 Oct 2017, 18:09 #19

I'll probably catch bad press for this, but that video is a perfect example of the old saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."  The young man had a good idea but his moving screen and repetitive explanations were a distraction.  A table grinder would have worked much better than a Dremel, unless the nail could have been secured in a vice - no doubt this lad had neither.  I give him kudos for taking the initiative to make the video.  🙃
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kathymillatt
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Joined: 29 Jul 2003, 14:43

06 Oct 2017, 20:27 #20

Thanks a lot.

You’ve really gone the extra mile!

I will obviously have to buy a special screwdriver but at least I know what to buy now.

Kathy
rsullivan wrote: Ms. Millatt. Socrates is credited with saying, "The only daft question is the one unasked." That is a triangle / TA screw. I found that you can buy them online in the UK at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Triangular-Hea ... t-of-5/dp/ in a five piece set for £699; http://cpc.farnell.com/c/tools-maintena ... rewdrivers in two sizes a Triangle Screwdriver 2.3 x 100mm - 5782 for £2.82 ( £3.38  Inc. VAT) and a Triangle Screwdriver 3.0 x 100mm - 5783 for £2.68 ( £3.22  Inc. VAT); http://www.screwdrivers.org.uk/search/t ... ewdrivers/ has a couple of screw tip sets designed for small appliances that include triangle tips with one at £11.79 and the other at  £5.99; http://silverhilltools.com/the_english_ ... rewdrivers has a number of screwdrivers but I didn't click further for each ones price; and https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/62-part-secu ... -set-n53aw has a 62-bit set that includes one 2x2x2mm triangle tip for £7.99 £3.99. There is a YouTube video on how to make your own triangle tip from a large finishing nail using a Dremel tool at:  For those a little west of that puddle separating Ms. Millatt and those of us on both sides of the 49th parallel, there are some available on Amazon, Ebay, Sears, and Alibaba.com. There may be more. I hope this helps.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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