ATLAS have announced several new and reissued models recently, and this news looks at the HO range.

Inbound to the HO (and a couple of N) yard are:

  • HO GP40-2 Locomotive
  • HO U30B Locomotive
  • HO Portec 3000 Covered Hopper
  • HO & N Steel Rebuilt Box Cars
  • HO CNCF 5000 Box Car
  • HO 51' 6" Bulkhead Flat Car
  • HO Slab Side Covered Hopper
  • N ACF® 70 Ton 52' Gondola

Portec 3000 Covered Hopper

(Pre-production sample shown)

Built between 1979 and 1984, the Portec 3000 Hopper was designed to haul heavy bulk commodities such as sand, cement, salt and grain. Boston & Maine was one of the first railroads to purchase these in quantity. The Portec 3000 proved to be a very reliable design, many are still in service today.

(End detail)

Features Include:

  • Ready to run Injection molded plastic
  • Fine scale detail with many separately applied parts
  • 2 Body and roofwalk variations to accurately match the prototype
  • 2 styles of vibrator brackets
  • Highly detailed end cages and brake gear
  • 100 Ton Trucks
  • Metal Couplers
  • Etched metal roofwalks and end platforms
  • Crisp painting and printing

CNCF 5000 Box Car

Features Include:

  • Ready-to-run
  • Full under body detail with brake rigging
  • Separately applied wire grabs
  • Detailed end ladders and brake gear
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Metal Couplers

Multiple Variations Include:

  • 2 body styles: Early with bolts, late welded body (2 side slides)
  • 2 end slide styles: standard 3 sheet Dreadnaught end, Bifurcated “X” pattern end
  • 5 Door styles: Youngstown, Youngstown w/pick lever, Modified Youngstown, Superior and ICG shop Door.

U30B Locomotive

Features Include:

  • Snow plow (included when appropriate per road name)
  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include:  windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps and more!
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting with Golden-white LEDs
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Optional high short hood
  • Optional low nose headlights
  • Low nose cab with square or round headlight housing used where appropriate per road name
  • AAR-B, FB-2 or Blomberg trucks used where appropriate per road name

Atlas Master® Series Silver Additional Features:

  • NMRA 21-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

Atlas Master Series Gold Features:

  • ESU LokSound decoder, supporting all DCC programming modes.
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F31.
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.
  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor and more.

GP40-2 Locomotive

Features Include:

  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Detailed cab interior with crew
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
  • Movable drop steps
  • Walkway safety tread
  • Coupler cut bars
  • Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
  • Snowplow

Silver Sound Ready

Atlas Silver Sound Ready models are equipped with a speaker for easy conversion to sound with the addition of a decoder.

Analog (DC) Operation Features:

The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.

Sound Functionality Features:

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including:  engine start-up and shutdown,  prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more. 
  • There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.

Slab Side Covered Hopper

Features Include:

  • Highly detailed
  • Prototypically accurate
  • Era-appropriate paint schemes and lettering

ACF® 70 Ton 52' Gondola

Okay, so it's N?  Show some love.

Features Include:

  • Ready-To-Run
  • Injection-Mo
  • lded Plastic Fine-Scale Detail
  • Separate Brake Detail
  • Chemically Etched Brake Platform
  • Accurately Painted/Printed
  • Prototypical Ride Height
  • BLMA 70-Ton ASF Friction Bearing Trucks
  • BLMA 33” Scale Profile Metal Wheels
  • Body-Mounted Brown Knuckle Couplers

51' 6" Bulkhead Flat Car

Features Include:

  • Prototypically correct ends and undercarriage
  • Metal couplers
  • Finely detailed 70-ton roller bearing trucks
  • Crisp decoration
  •  Separately applied side and end ladders

Steel Rebuilt Box Cars

Features Include:

N Scale

  • Opening Door
  • Andrews trucks
  • Ready-to-run
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • AccuMate® couplers
  • Brake detail
  • Highly detailed body
  • Simulated wood or steel door as per the prototype
  • Fishbelly or Standard underframe as per the prototype
  • Different rib ends (7-8 or 5-5-5) as per the prototype
  • Undecorated cars come with both simulated wood or steel door

HO Scale

  • Ready-to-run
  • Highly detailed body
  • 10-Panel body
  • 7-8 or 5-5-5 panel ends as per the prototype
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Brake detail
  • AccuMate® couplers
  • Opening door
  • Fishbelly or Straight underframe as per prototype
  • Separately applied wire grabs and side ladders
  • Inside height of model may vary from prototype

Atlas will be attending the The Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA on January 28th & 29th.




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