The subject matter of this blog is the Steel Industry and Railroading. Most of the posts deal with my attempt to model an integrated steel mill in HO scale, however, there will also be posts on real railroading and the real steel industry as well as other industries, and for that matter, general topics, that interest me.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I've wanted one of these Atlas H660's for some time. I finally picked one up this saturday at the local train store. I bought the non-sound version, only because there were none available. I will probably keep the Lackawanna scheme and concoct some story about the Perth Amboy Terminal needing extra motive power and leasing it. This locomotive runs smoothly and has good slow speed operating characteristics. I've never been let down with an Atlas locomotive and I try to stick to purchasing them, unless there is an unique loco that I want in another brand. Protos run nicely generally, but I have had all sorts of mechanical problems with them over the years.