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  • NEW MODEL! O USRA 0-6-0 SWITCHER

NEW MODEL!

O USRA O-6-0 Switcher Steam Locomotive
First Model in the Atlas O Founders? Series


(Technical artwork shown)

 


 

The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was formed to control rail traffic and to unify the maintenance and acquisition of equipment. From this directive, the USRA developed standardized designs of locomotives and freight cars that would meet the needs of railroads throughout the country and yet would share design aspects to minimize the number of types that would have to be produced. These standardized locomotives and freight cars were based on proven and sound designs and their longevity of service bear this out. This 0-6-0 steam switcher is one of these standardized designs and could be found across the United States on railroads big and small.

 

Features:

  • Die-cast construction of locomotive and tender
  • Railroad-specific details
  • Separately applied whistle and bell cords and boiler piping
  • Opening cab roof hatches
  • Movable cab windows
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • Truck chains on tender
  • Illuminated headlight and tender back-up light
  • Opening tender water hatch for easy access to control switches
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • And more
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-36 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 24? (2-Rail)
     

TMCC Features:

  • EOB? Speed Control Technology

  • Lionel? TrainMaster? Command Equipped featuring RailSounds? digital sound system (including whistle, bell, chuff and steam sounds); Crew Talk? (in command) and more...

  • RailSounds? operates in both conventional and command modes


 

  • Operating  smoke unit
  • Operating electro-couplers

2-Rail Silver Features:

  • Operating smoke unit
  • DCC ready
  • Full scale couplers and wheelsets

2-Rail Gold Features:

  • QSI? Quantum System (features authentic steam locomotive sounds, squealing brakes, Doppler effect, coupler impact sounds, and more!)
  • Operating smoke unit
  • Full scale couplers and wheelsets
ITEM# 3-RAIL TMCC DESCRIPTION
(
POWERED UNITS)
ITEM# 2-RAIL SILVER ITEM# 2-RAIL GOLD
O USRA 0-6-0 Switcher Steam Locomotive
1700 Painted - No Lettering 2700 3700
1701-1 Burlington #503 2701-1 3701-1
1701-2 Burlington #505 2701-2 3701-2
1702-1 Central of New Jersey #107 2702-1 3702-1
1702-2 Central of New Jersey #110 2702-2 3702-2
1703-1 Pennsylvania #7258 2703-1 3703-1
1703-2 Pennsylvania #9215 2703-2 3703-2
1704-1 Union Pacific? #4754 2704-1 3704-1
1704-2 Union Pacific? #4757 2704-2 3704-2

?Union Pacific licensed product

MSRP 3-Rail TMCC: $649.00
MSRP 2-Rail Silver: $549.00

MSRP 2-Rail Gold: $649.00

Estimated Delivery: May 2007



  • NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS! O SD-35 LOCOMOTIVE

NEW ROAD NUMBERS & PAINT SCHEMES!

O SD-35 SERIES LOCOMOTIVES

(HO Model shown)

Built in the 1960s by ElectroMotive Division (EMD), the 2,500 hp SD-35 Locomotive was a 6-axle road switcher. It was a popular locomotive with approximately 360 units being built in a relatively short period between 1964 and 1966.

Each Atlas O SD-35 locomotive includes:

  • Operating diesel exhaust unit
  • Superb decoration with true ?" scale dimensions
  • Six-driven axles
  • Solid drawbar pull
  • Switchable drive wheels (wheels with flanges for O-63 or larger curves are included for installation if desired)
  • Solid die-cast chassis, fuel tank, pilots and trucks
  • Directional headlights and markers
  • Separately-applied grab irons and handrail stanchions
  • Twin motors with flywheels
  • Fan and grille detail
  • Scale windshield wipers
  • High nose or low nose where appropriate
  • Flat dust bin or raised dust bin where appropriate
  • Snowplow where appropriate
  • Weight: 6 lbs.; Length: Approx. 16"
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-36 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-Rail)

TMCC features:

  • EOB? Speed control technology

  • Lionel TrainMaster Command Equipped featuring RailSounds? digital sound system (including horn, bell diesel-roar sounds, etc.); Crew Talk (in command and more...

  • RailSounds? operates in both conventional and command modes in 3-Rail.

  • Operating electro-couplers



2-rail Silver features:

  • All-wheels insulated with 8-wheel pickup
  • DCC ready
  • Kadee-compatible scale couplers

QSI? Features (Atlas O Master 2-Rail Gold Series Locomotives only):

  • Authentic diesel engine sounds
  • Squealing brakes
  • Doppler effect
  • Air let-off in neutral
  • Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
  • Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading

(O, HO, & N scale models shown.)

ITEM# 3-RAIL TMCC SD-35 LOW NOSE-POWERED UNITS ITEM# 2-RAIL SILVER ITEM# 2-RAIL GOLD
  NEW PAINT SCHEMES!    
6825-1 Chesapeake & Ohio* #7420 7825-1 5825-1
6825-2 Chesapeake & Ohio* #7424 - 5825-2
6826-1 Family Lines (L&N)* #4513 7826-1 5826-1
6826-2 Family Lines (L&N)* #4523 - 5826-2
6828 Springfield Terminal #614 7828 5828
 

NEW ROAD NUMBERS!

   
6806-3 Pennsylvania #6008 7806-3 5806-3
6806-4 Pennsylvania #6034 - 5806-4
6810-3 Southern? #3031 7810-3 5810-3
6810-4 Southern? #3067 - 5810-4
  SDP-35
NEW PAINT SCHEMES!
   
6827-1 Seaboard Coast Line* #616 7827-1 5827-1
6827-2 Seaboard Coast Line* #619 - 5827-2

 

3-RAIL ITEM # O SD-35 LOCOMOTIVE-UNPOWERED UNITS 2-RAIL ITEM #
 

NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

 
6192-1 Chesapeake & Ohio* #7431 7192-1
6193-1 Family Lines (L&N)* #4517 7193-1
 

NEW ROAD NUMBERS!

 
6190-1 Pennsylvania #6021 7190-1
6191-1 Southern? #3086 7191-1
 

SDP-35
NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

 
6194-1 Seaboard Coast Line* #620 7194-1

*CSX licensed product
?High Nose Version

MSRP 3-Rail TMCC: $459.95
MSRP 2-Rail Silver: $419.95

MSRP 2-Rail Gold: $459.95
MSRP Unpowered 3-Rail & 2-Rail Units: $219.95

Estimated Delivery: June 2007



  • NEW PAINT SCHEMES! O 60' HYCUBE

NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

O BERWICK 60' HY-CUBE BOX CAR

(Technical artwork shown)

 

Please Contact Your Atlas O Dealer

or

Order from our Online Store
(Stock subject to availability)

-Door Detail
-End Detail
-Underframe detail

-Side Shot

Berwick Forge & Fabricating built over 23,000 freight cars in its nearly 20 years of existence in Berwick, Pennsylvania. Their designs were very successful and most of the cars are still in service today. While Berwick built virtually all modern types of freight cars, they are perhaps best known for their 50' and 60' box cars.

This Atlas O model replicates the interesting series of 60' high-capacity cars that were built by Berwick in the late 70s. These Hy-Cube cars feature centered double plug-doors and a waffle pattern on the car sides.

Features Include:

  • Intricately-detailed ABS body
  • Etched metal safety platforms
  • Finely die-cast metal ladders and stirrups
  • Highly-detailed die-cast underframe
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps
  • Simulated paint overspray on roof
  • 3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Couplers?
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-54 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-Rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name.

 

 

*CSX licensed product
?Union Pacific licensed product

 

3-RAIL MSRP: $79.95

2-RAIL MSRP: $84.95

 

 

Estimated Delivery: March 2007



  • NEW PAINT SCHEMES! O USRA SINGLE SHEATHED BOX CAR

 NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

O USRA SINGLE-SHEATHED BOX CAR

(Technical artwork shown)

Prototype Information:
Designed by the United States Railway Administration during World War I, the first of these 50-ton outside-braced boxcars was built in October of 1918. The USRA design was so successful that many single-sheathed cars built through out the 1920s were virtual copies, or "clones" with a variation of the steel ends.

Features Include:
-3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler?
- Highly detailed ABS body
- True 1/4" dimensions and details
- Die-cast chassis
- Die-cast Andrews-sprung trucks
- Full brake system
- Wood or steel door as per the prototype
- Different steel ends as per the prototype
- Prototypical painting and lettering
- Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-31
- Minimum radius curve (2-Rail): 24"
- Scale 33" wheels and scale couplers (2-rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

New Paint Schemes!

 
6450 Undecorated 7450

8686

Baltimore & Ohio*

9686

8687 Maine Central 9687
8688 Milwaukee Road 9688
8689 Norfolk & Western 9689
8690 PMcK&Y (NYC)* 9690
 

 



  • NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS! O PULPWOOD FLAT CAR

NEW ROAD NUMBERS & PAINT SCHEMES!

O PULPWOOD FLAT CAR

(Technical artwork shown)

Pulpwood is not a specific type of wood, but actually tree limbs that are cut to a specified length, then turned into wood pulp and used in the paper industry. Early paper making had the trees near the paper plant. As timber resources were diminished, the need for transporting pulpwood began to rise. Railroads were seen as an efficient method of transporting pulpwood. Pulpwood in the Southeast and Northeast is generally cut into four-foot or less lengths and loaded onto "V-deck" bulkhead flat cars. The Atlas pulpwood flat is a reproduction of an early 1950s General Steel Castings "V-deck" design.

Available in 2-rail as well as 3-rail, these ready-to-run freight cars have state-of-the-art detailing and construction. This Atlas O model branches out to reach the height of O model railroad accuracy. 

A separate and simulated detailed pulpwood load is also included. 

Features Include:
-3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler?
-Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
-Minimum diameter curve: O-27 (3-rail)
-Minimum radius curve: 24" (2-rail)
-Kadee-compatible scale couplers (2-rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name.

(Technical artwork  and models from previous run shown)

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

NEW ROAD NUMBERS!

 
6273

Delaware & Hudson

7273
6275 Seaboard Coast Line* 7275
 

NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

 
6285 Illinois Central Gulf 7285
6286 St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico 7286
6287 Southern Pacific? 7287

Estimated Delivery: May 2007

*CSX Licensed Product
?Union Pacific Licensed Product
MSRP 3-rail: $52.95
MSRP 2-rail: $57.95

Estimated Delivery: April 2007