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Putting the go in a beautiful N scale engine

Read the N Scale Insight column from the March 2019 Model Railroader
A tricky performance problem led Jim Kelly to this – disassembling his Atlas N scale Electro-Motive Division SD60s.
Bill Zuback photos
One of the most puzzling N scale locomotive performance problems I’ve encountered came with the two Atlas Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD60s I purchased in 2014. The prototype locomotives were lease units from Oakway (an EMD subsidiary), and they were painted in the gorgeous blue-and-white scheme EMD had used for years on its demonstrator locomotives.

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