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  • NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBER! O 1937 AAR 40' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR

NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS

O 40' 1937 AAR Single Door Box Car

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Just like its double door counterpart, the 40? 1937 AAR Single Door Box Car is well constructed with high quality craftsmanship. Featuring accurate painting and lettering, this 40? 1937 AAR Single Door Box Car captures the history and nostalgia of the real life model with great detail.

Features Include:

  • Wire grab irons
  • Die-cast ladders
  • Weighted chassis
  • Etched metal roofwalk
  • Bettendorf trucks
  • Prototypical painting and lettering
  • Scale 33" wheels (2-rail)
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-36 (3-rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 24" (2-rail)

Please note: Atlas "O" scale couplers can also be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

Four road numbers are available per road name except for C&EI which has one and the new 2-pack which has two.

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3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

8550 Undecorated - Standard Roof 9550
8550-1 Undecorated - Viking Roof 9550-1
 

New Paint Schemes!

 
8570 Chesapeake & Ohio* 9570
8571 Minneapolis & St. Louis 9571
8572 Northern Pacific 9572
8573 Southern Pacific Overnight? 9573
 

New Road Number!

 
8560-5 C&EI* - matches 2005 release! 9560-5
  New 2-Pack  
8574A Atlanta & West Point* #37300 & Western Railway of Alabama* #17300 9574A
8574B Atlanta & West Point* #37339 & Western Railway of Alabama* #17339 9574B


 

Estimated Delivery: May 2007

 

*CSX Licensed Product
?Union Pacific licensed product

 

3-RAIL MSRP: $59.95
C&EI 3-RAIL MSRP: $64.95
2-Pack MSRP 3-RAIL: $129.95
 

2-RAIL MSRP: $64.95

C&EI 2-RAIL MSRP: $69.95
2-Pack MSRP 2-RAIL: $139.95

 

Estimated Delivery: April 2007



  • NEW MODEL! O TRAINMAN? RSD-7/15 LOCOMOTIVE

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New Model!

 

Low Nose Detail
 
 
 
 
Low Nose Roof Detail
 
 

High Nose Detail 1

 

High Nose Detail 2

 

 

 

 

 

The ALCo (American Locomotive Co.) RSD-7/15 locomotives can be considered the 1950s contemporaries of the Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters. These locomotives, with their 2,250 hp, helped to usher in the second generation of diesel-electric loco design.

Atlas O Trainman? now introduces detailed models of this historic loco design. Offered in both high and low-nose (affectionately nick-named "Alligator") versions, these value-packed locomotives will find a prominent place on your layout.

3-Rail TMCC MSRP: $389.95
3-Rail MSRP: $239.95
2-Rail MSRP: $239.95
Estimated Delivery: March 2007

Features:

  • Scale dimensions
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons
  • Etched metal grille detail
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Directional LED lighting
  • Available in 3-Rail Conventional, 3-Rail TMCC and 2-Rail DC
  • 3-Rail Conventional locos have horn and bell sounds
  • 2-Rail locos have fixed pilots, scale wheelsets and scale couplers
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-45 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 40.5" (2-Rail)

3-Rail TMCC Features:

  • Lionel? TrainMaster? Command Equipped featuring RailSounds? digital sound system (including horn, bell, diesel roar sounds, etc.); Crew Talk? (in command mode) and more.
  • RailSounds? operates in both conventional and command modes
3-Rail TMCC Item# Description 3-Rail Item# 2-Rail DC Item#
Atlas O Trainman? RSD-7/15 Locomotive (High Nose) - New Model!
20030001 Chesapeake& Ohio* #6803 20020001 20040001
20030002 Chesapeake& Ohio* #6811 20020002 20040002
20030003 Pennsylvania #8606 20020003 20040003
20030004 Pennsylvania #8608 20020004 20040004
Atlas O Trainman? RSD-7/15 Locomotive (Low Nose) - New Model!
20030005 Santa Fe #806 20020005 20040005
20030006 Santa Fe #813 20020006 20040006
20030007 Southern Pacific? #5160 20020007 20040007
20030008 Southern Pacific? #5162 20020008 20040008
*CSX Licensed Product ?Union Pacific Licensed Product

 

  • NEW MODEL! O TRAINMAN? 3-BAY 70 TON OPEN HOPPER

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New Model!

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This familiar hopper was an industry standard on many railroads since the 1930s. It was adopted by the AAR as a recommended design, but fell out of favor by the mid-1950s. While offering greater capacity over cars with conventional flat sides, the original open hoppers created corrosive interaction between acidic coal and the car?s joints, leading to costly rebuilding programs.
3-Rail MSRP: $39.95
2-Rail MSRP: $42.95
Estimated Delivery: February 2007

Features:

  • Separately-applied coal load, brake wheel and brakewheel platform
  • Either flat end or arched end as appropriate for railroad
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • Metal couplers and sprung die-cast trucks
  • True scale dimensions with accurate details
  • Weighted, detailed underframes
  • 2-rail cars feature scale wheels and body mounted scale couplers
  • 3-rail trucks pre-drilled for Atlas O Adjust-A-Couplers?
Item# 3-Rail Description Item# 2-Rail
Atlas O Trainman? AAR 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper (Flat End) - New Model!
901 Burlington Northern 951
904 Western Maryland* 954
Atlas O Trainman? AAR 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper (Arched End) - New Model!
902 Chesapeake & Ohio* 952
903 Southern 953
Two Road Numbers are available per Road Name.
*CSX Licensed Product

 



  • NEW ROADBED PIECES!

NEW PIECES!
21ST CENTURY TRACK? SYSTEM 3-RAIL REALISTIC ROADBED

(Item# 66062 [track not included])

Atlas O's new 3-Rail Roadbed is made from ground cork and plastic to simulate the ballast of a real railroad for a true, three-dimensional appearance

Set-up Atlas O Track and Roadbed in 3 Easy Steps
1. Prepare the surface (table, carpet or floor).
2. Snap the Atlas O track section in the roadbed.
3. Connect your roadbed sections together (with track installed).

ITEM#

 DESCRIPTION

MSRP
 

Curved Sections

 
66062 O-72 Full Curve $3.29
66063 O-72 Half Curve $2.99
 

Switches

 
66072 O-72 Left Hand Switch $5.49
66073 O-72 Right Hand Switch $5.49
66074 O-72 Wye Switch $5.49
Coming in Early 2007

Also Available:

ITEM#

 DESCRIPTION

MSRP

STRAIGHT SECTIONS

66010

10" Terminal Section

$3.99
66050 10" Straight $2.79
66051 4 1/2" Straight $2.19
66052 1 3/4" Straight $6.59
66053 5 1/2" Straight $2.19
 

CURVED SECTIONS

 
66045 O-45 Curve $2.79
66060 O-54 Curve $2.79
66066 O-36 Curve $2.79
 

SWITCHES & CROSSINGS

 
66070 O-54 Left Hand Switch $4.49
66071 O-54 Right Hand Switch $4.49
66075 O-36 Left Hand Switch $4.49
66076 O-36 Right Hand Switch $4.49
66085 O-45 Left Hand Switch $4.49
66086 O-45 Right Hand Switch $4.49
66080 90 Degree Crossing $4.49
 

Misc

 
66000 Loose Ballast (used to fill roadbed joints and gaps) $4.49
 

  • ATLAS O TO RELEASE ITS FIRST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE - CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESS RELEASE!

Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2006

Atlas O Announces Their First Steam Locomotive

Hillside, NJ?On Monday, October 9th, Atlas O announced their first steam locomotive, the USRA 0-6-0 Switcher. This locomotive marks Atlas O?s long awaited entry into producing steam locomotives and is the first in the new Founders? Series of locomotives that Atlas O will be producing. Originally hinted at on the rear covers of Atlas O?s locomotive and freight car catalogs in 2005-2006, this locomotive will be on display at the TCA Meet in York on October 19th and play a prominent role in the Atlas O ?Behind the Booth? Seminar.

"The 'Founders? Series' is dedicated to the two individuals that are credited with starting Atlas--Stephan Schaffan, (1877-1948) and his son Stephan J. Schaffan Jr. (1918-1983), whose commitment to excellence in tool-making, engineering and the model railroad industry  continues to serve as a daily example and guiding light to present and future generations of Atlas employees and family members." said Thomas Haedrich, CEO of Atlas Model Railroad Co. and Atlas O, LLC.

?This locomotive, and Atlas O?s participation in the steam locomotive market, has long been clamored for.? said Jim Weaver, Vice President of Atlas O, LLC. ?Like any Atlas O locomotive, the greatest care has been taken in the production of this model so it not only does justice to a great era of railroading, but to the Atlas O customers who have high expectations for such a product.?

The 0-6-0 is based upon a standardized design created by the United States Railway Administration (USRA) and was a frequent sight on railroads big and small throughout the country. Four road names will be available upon release, including Burlington, Central of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Union Pacific. Two road numbers will be available per road name. A painted but unlettered model will also be offered.

This die-cast locomotive and tender will feature railroad specific details, separately applied whistle and bell cords & boiler piping, opening cab roof hatches, movable cab windows and engineer and fireman figures. Also included will be truck chains on the tender, an illuminated headlight and tender back-up light, opening tender water hatch for easy access to control switches and more.

As with all new Atlas O locomotives, the steam locomotive will be accurately painted and printed and released in 3-Rail TMCC, 2-Rail Silver and 2-Rail Gold versions.

The 2-Rail Silver model features include an operating smoke unit and full-scale couplers and wheelsets. Silver Series locomotives are DCC ready, but not equipped.

The 2-Rail Gold version features the QSI? Quantum System? (for authentic steam locomotive sounds, squealing brakes, Doppler effect, coupler impact sounds and more), an operating smoke unit and full scale couplers and wheelsets.

3-Rail TMCC features include EOB? Speed Control Technology, Lionel? TrainMaster? Command Equipped RailSounds? digital sound, and operating smoke unit and operating electro couplers.

The minimum diameter curve for the 3-Rail version is O-36. The minimum radius curve for 2-Rail versions is 24?.

The 0-6-0 is expected to be available for ordering in the Atlas O November 2006 Mini-Catalog. Delivery is slated for April 2007. Pricing is TBA-York. More information as it becomes available will be posted.

 

(Pre-production locomotive shown below)


Taken circa 1940, this photo shows the young Stephan Schaffan Jr., left, with his dad, Stephan Schaffan Sr.
 

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