New Model! New Road Names!

 

General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model, while the B30-7 replaced the 3,000HP U30B. The first B23-7s were produced for Conrail in September, 1977, and the first B30-7s were produced for Frisco three months later.

B23-7 production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built. Conrail was the largest purchaser of the model, with a total fleet of 141 units. 199 B30-7s were produced through 1981, with Chessie System (C&O) owning the larges fleet (64 units).

Several features distinguished B23-7s and B30-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in” trucks. Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. Six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine. Eight power assembly doors in the same location help to identify the B30-7, which included a 16-cylinder FDL engine.

There were three distinct “phases” of GE 4-axle “Dash 7” locomotive production. Our models are of a “phase 1” unit with a 36’2” wheel base. Phase 1 production lasted through the spring of 1979.

Atlas Master™ Series Gold MSRP:
$259.95
Atlas Master™ Series Silver MSRP: $149.95
Estimated Delivery:
February 2006

Features:

The Atlas B23-7 and B30-7 locomotive models include such optional/road name specific details as:
• Pilots with and without anti-climber
• Cab headlights or low-nose headlights
• Cab with 4 or 2 side windows
• Bell mounted under the sill or on the long hood
• FB-2, AAR type B, or Blomberg truck side-frames used where appropriate per road name

Additional Features:

  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, snow plow, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, and more!
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator grilles
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:
(Item #s 8003-8044)

  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:
(Item #s 8103-8144)

  • Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC

QSI® Quantum System™ Features Including:
(Atlas Master Series Gold locomotives only)

  • Dual speaker system
  • 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
  • And more!

Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode

Body Style:
Note 1: Phase 1 sill, without anticlimber, without nose headlight
Note 2: Phase 1 sill, without anticlimber, with nose headlight
Note 3: Phase 1 sill, without anticlimber, high short hood

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

ITEM# ROAD NAME ROAD NUMBER BODY STYLE PHOTO
HO B30-7 Locomotives - New Model! (Atlas Master Series Silver)
(Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
8003 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low nose without Nose H/L, AAR Trucks - 1  
8025 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) 5485 1  
8026 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) 5488 1  
8027 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) No# 1  
8028 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) 8241 1  
8029 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) 8250 1 Side
8030 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) No# 1  
8031 Frisco (Red/White) 863 1  
8032 Frisco (Red/White) 866 1 Side
8033 Frisco (Red/White) No# 1  
HO B23-7 Locomotives - New Road Names! (Atlas Master Series Silver)
(Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
8000 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose, Without Nose H/L, AAR Trucks - 1  
8001 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose, Without Nose H/L, FB-2/Blomberg Trucks - 1  
8002 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose With Nose H/L, FB-2/Blomberg Trucks - 2  
8034 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) 5115 2 Side
8035 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) 5121 2  
8036 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) No# 2  
8037 Providence & Worcester (Brown/Orange) 2201 1 Side
8038 Providence & Worcester (Brown/Orange) 2212 1 Side
HO B23-7 High Nose Locomotives - New Model! (Atlas Master Series Silver)
(Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
8004 Undecorated - Phase 1 High Short Hood FB-2 Trucks - 3  
8039 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3975 3  
8040 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3989 3  
8041 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) No# 3  
8042 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 3971 3  
8043 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 3982 3 Side, Front, End
8044 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) No# 3  
*CSX Licensed Product

 

ITEM# ROAD NAME ROAD NUMBER BODY STYLE PHOTO
HO B30-7 Locomotives - New Model! (Atlas Master Series Gold)
(With Decoder & Sound)
8103 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low nose without Nose H/L, AAR Trucks - 1  
8125 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) 5489 1 Side
8126 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) 5490 1  
8127 Burlington Northern (Green/White/Black) No# 1  
8128 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) 8245 1  
8129 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) 8254 1  
8130 Chessie System* (C&O) (Blue/Yellow/Vermillion) No# 1  
8131 Frisco (Red/White) 864 1  
8132 Frisco (Red/White) 870 1  
8133 Frisco (Red/White) No# 1  
HO B23-7 Locomotives - New Road Names! (Atlas Master Series Gold)
(With Decoder & Sound)
8100 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose, Without Nose H/L, AAR Trucks - 1  
8101 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose, Without Nose H/L, FB-2/Blomberg Trucks - 1  
8102 Undecorated - "Phase 1" Low Nose With Nose H/L, FB-2/Blomberg Trucks - 2  
8134 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) 5118 2  
8135 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) 5126 2  
8136 Family Lines* (L&N) (Gray/Red/Yellow) No# 2  
8137 Providence & Worcester (Brown/Orange) 2213 1  
8138 Providence & Worcester (Brown/Orange) 2214 1  
HO B23-7 High Nose Locomotives - New Model! (Atlas Master Series Gold)
(With Decoder & Sound)
8104 Undecorated - Phase 1 High Short Hood, FB-2 Trucks - 3  
8139 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3981 3  
8140 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 3987 3 Side
8141 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) No# 3  
8142 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 3972 3  
8143 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 3980 3  
8144 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) No# 3  
*CSX Licensed Product

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