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Re: PC: Re: Stewart's Alco C628 And InterMountain F Units
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Stewart's Alco C628 And InterMountain F Units
- From: "Garrett Rea" <glrea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 16:12:41 -0000
>A valid argument can be made that Athearn needs better everything except
>the motor! The majority of Athearn's performace issues come from their
>extremely sloppy U joints, slip shafts, gear trains and sintered wheels.
>The new can motors used in Athearn stuff, while not exactly state of the
>art, contributes the least degradation to the whole system as it now
Here here! My RPP SD40 has an Athern drive on the RPP frame and an A-Line
can motor. I hoped that the bulk of the noise in Athern drives came from
the motor. However, I found this not to be true. Also, why do Athern power
trucks never stay in gage????
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