New Paint Schemes!

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The ALCO C424 model was one of the first “Century-series” locomotives to be produced. Its 16-cylinder 251B-series prime mover produced 2,400-hp, making it a direct competitor to the 2,500-hp GE U25B and EMD GP35 models. A total of 190 units were built between 1963 and 1966 for customers throughout North America, including 53 for roads in the US, 92 for Canada and 45 for Mexico. Erie Lackawanna, Canadian Pacific and National de Mexico purchased some of the largest fleets in their respective countries.

By late 1964 ALCO had determined that an extra 100-hp did make a difference to some customers, and the 2,500-hp C425 model was the result. Improvements over the C424 included a higher capacity main generator, a simplified electrical control system, increased radiator capacity and an upgraded 251C prime mover. The appearance of the body was nearly identical to the C424, with one major exception being the addition of a bulge above the radiator intake grille at the rear of the long hood. A total of 90 units were produced between late 1964 and 1966, all for US roads. The largest purchases were made by Pennsylvania and Spokane Portland & Seattle.

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Atlas Classic Silver MSRP:
$129.95
Atlas Classic Gold MSRP: $239.95
Estimated Delivery:
2nd Quarter 2013

Features:

  • C425 Phase 2 models include cab with either horizontal or vertical headlights per the prototype
  • Models include redesigned “AAR” style truck sideframes with separate brake cylinders and separate bearing cap detail (included when appropriate per the prototype).
  • Directional lighting w/ golden-white LEDs
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Analog version features NMRA 8 pin plug for DCC
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons, ladders, and drop steps
  • Separately-applied marker lenses
  • Improved painting and printing w/painted handrails
  • Two painted crew members

New Sound Features for Gold Series:

DCC Operation

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of six DCC function outputs are available
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

Analog (DC) Operation

  • The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
  • Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series C424/425 locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system
  • Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive (such as the Atlas Gold Series C424/425) CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)

Sound Functionality

  • 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.

Complete Data Sheet

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO C424 Locomotives
10 000 211 C424 Phase 2 Undecorated -
10 000 213 C-424 Phase 3 Undecorated - w/low nose H/L -
10 000 215 C-424 Phase 3 Undec. - Late CP Style Rear Hood -
  HO C424 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 332 Erie Mining (Yellow/Maroon) 7230
10 001 333 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 70
10 001 334 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 74
10 001 335 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 75
10 001 336 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 800
10 001 337 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 801
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 338 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3205
10 001 339 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3222
10 001 340 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3232
10 001 341 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4208
10 001 342 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4213
10 001 343 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4228
10 001 344 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4223
10 001 345 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4228
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 228 C425 Phase 2 Undecorated (Cab w/Horizontal H/L) -
10 001 346 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 425
10 001 347 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 428
10 001 348 Morrison Knudsen (Gold/White/Black) 6101
10 001 349 Penn Central (Black/White) 2431
10 001 350 Penn Central (Black/White) 2437
10 001 351 Penn Central (Black/White) 2441
 

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO C424 Locomotives
10 001 353 C424 Phase 2 Undecorated -
10 001 355 C-424 Phase 3 Undecorated - w/low nose H/L -
10 001 357 C-424 Phase 3 Undec. - Late CP Style Rear Hood -
  HO C424 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 358 Erie Mining (Yellow/Maroon) 7230
10 001 359 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 70
10 001 360 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 74
10 001 361 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 75
10 001 362 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 800
10 001 363 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 801
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 364 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3205
10 001 365 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3222
10 001 366 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3232
10 001 367 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4208
10 001 368 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4213
10 001 369 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4228
10 001 370 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4223
10 001 371 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4228
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 372 C425 Phase 2 Undecorated (Cab w/Horizontal H/L) -
10 001 373 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 425
10 001 374 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 428
10 001 375 Morrison Knudsen (Gold/White/Black) 6101
10 001 376 Penn Central (Black/White) 2431
10 001 377 Penn Central (Black/White) 2437
10 001 378 Penn Central (Black/White) 2441
 

 

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