New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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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:
$149.95
Atlas Classic Gold MSRP: $259.95
Estimated Delivery:
2nd Quarter 2017

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

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.
Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO C424 Locomotives
10 000 210 Undecorated - 10 002 548
10 000 212 Undecorated w/o Low Nose Headlight  - 10 002 549
  HO C424 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 002 530 Western New York & Pennsylvania (Gray/Black/Yellow) 426 10 002 550
10 002 531 West Chester Railroad (Gray/Black/Yellow) 4213 10 002 551
10 002 532 West Chester Railroad (Gray/Black/Yellow) 4230 10 002 552
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 533 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 461 10 002 553
10 002 534 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 462 10 002 554
10 002 535 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 463 10 002 555
10 002 536 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5202 10 002 556
10 002 537 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5206 10 002 557
10 002 538 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5210 10 002 558
10 002 539 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 600 10 002 559
10 002 540 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 603 10 002 560
10 002 541 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 604 10 002 561
HO C425 Locomotives
10 000 227 Undecorated Cab w/Standard Headlight - 10 002 562
HO C425 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 629 Delaware-Lackawanna (White/Gray/Yellow/Red)) 2423 10 002 631
10 002 630 Delaware-Lackawanna (White/Gray/Yellow/Red)) 2457 10 002 632
HO C425 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 542 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4255 10 002 563
10 002 543 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4257 10 002 564
10 002 544 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4258 10 002 565
10 002 545 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 314 10 002 566
10 002 546 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 323 10 002 567
10 002 547 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 325 10 002 568
Products bearing Chicago and North Western Railway Company (CNW) marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

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