3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 am

he is assuming that parts are interchangeable from one loco to another.....bad assumption in our hobby....

years ago a friend purchased a CP173 BOLT TOGETHER KIT from RRSC in California (back in the 80's).

Well....putting it together was FAR FROM bolt-together.

we EVENTUALLY got it assembled and running, but unless you were a machinist there was no way you were going to get the chassis assembled, let alone running.
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by elm53 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:13 am

Bill, was the boiler advertised as silos soldered? And do you know the origins of the Atlantic? As long as it isn't leaking ,.. what's the problem?

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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:37 am

it appears to be sil-phos based on the color of the joints and way it builds up in areas.

if it passes a hydro, it will be safe for a while...not like it will explode in the middle in of a run-day...

the problem is that the sil-phos breaks down in the presence of high temperature sulfur and basically becomes a sponge before it finally lets go. Repairing it is virtually impossible.

so...is it safe from day one...sure....but not for long.

Might be a few years before it starts to give trouble, but then it does....need a new boiler.

unless you run it on wood or propane (no sulfur)
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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by FKreider » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:31 pm

This is the second engine I have seen this particular seller rip apart, I know the last one was purchased as a lot and is being re-assembled. Its sad to tear something apart that could be sold to someone whole.
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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by dnevil » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:48 pm

The Atlantic is now being offered as a complete set of parts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293192033774?ul_noapp=true
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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by JTolan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:13 am

He is adamat about his prices and techniques. It should be illegal what he is doing disassembling locomotives to make a buck off the hopes that it will pull someones heartrings enough to buy it.

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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by NP317 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:07 pm

Simply too high priced, in my experience. No chance of my purchasing it.
I hope for a good ending for the locomotive.
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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by SteveM » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:11 pm

JTolan wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:13 am
It should be illegal what he is doing disassembling locomotives to make a buck off the hopes that it will pull someones heartstrings enough to buy it.
There is a guy on ebay that disassembles vintage guitars and sells off the parts.

Makes me sick, but there's nothing that can be done about it.

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Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Post by JTolan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 pm

SteveM wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:11 pm

Makes me sick, but there's nothing that can be done about it.
That's the toughest part isn't it?

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