FYI, I received the two Atlas "Classic" HO Frisco ALCo RS-1's today I had on order. Following is a quick initial review: o Drive is typical Atlas - silky. They run well with the recent Atlas Frisco GP-7, MP-15 and B30-7 models I have. o The paint decoration is very well done. The RS-1's look as if just out of the shop. The shade of yellow looks about right. The lettering font looks fine, though my first impression was that the "FRISCO" was a tad small. Maybe, maybe not - but not a major issue. o They are set up to run long hood forward. o The two units are numbered 101 and 111. They have the AT&N notation on the cab side under the number. o BUT, and I was upset when I first noticed this, the road number on each of the hood ends is NOT surrounded by the coonskin outline I was expecting. The number is just there all by itself. However, when I checked my RS-1 photos, the shots I have of 101 and 111 in the Frisco paint scheme do not show the end numbers inside a coonskin. My other pics, of other units, all have the outline. How about that! Atlas picked the two numbers that did not require artwork to create a coonskin outline. Am I (and Atlas) correct that these two units did not use the coonskin outline? Did any others have no outline? (see ps below) o The units have roller bearing AAR-B trucks. In AT&N colors, my pics show these RS-1's had friction bearing trucks. I suppose Frisco switched them to r/b's when they brought them into the fleet? Anybody know for sure? o Details I'll need to add that I have noticed: brake air hoses, marker lamps, move the horn to the cab roof and/or use a multi-chime. (see ps below) All in all, right out of the box - I like 'em. I had two undecs sitting around here still in the box for several years. When I saw that Atlas was going to release the RS-1 in SLSF colors some months ago, I eBay'ed the undecs. Who else picked up these new Frisco locos, and what are your thoughts? I really appreciate Atlas' recent affection for the Frisco! How about the S-2 next? I have two undecs of them on the shelf as well (plus a S-4). Ken Meteor910 |-| ps - I've checked several electronic pics I have of the RS-1's. Several have no coonskin outline, not just 101 and 111. Perhaps this happened after their first return shopping following their set-up and repainting as Frisco units? One of the pics also showed a cab roof beacon.