New Paint Schemes!

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In 1966 EMD introduced a new line of locomotives based on the 16-cylinder 645-series prime mover. The “40-series” included a six-axle and four-axle model, the latter being the GP40. A total of 1,145 units were produced between 1966 and 1972. These turbocharged 3,000hp locomotives were used primarily in road freight service. The GP40 was a versatile locomotive that could be found across the US hauling drag freights over mountain passes and leading high-speed intermodal trains across flat terrain. Three rooftop radiator fans at the rear of the long hood differentiate a GP40 from its lower horsepower counterpart, the GP38, which has two fans at this location.

Concurrent with GP40 production, EMD offered a lower horsepower, non-turbocharged locomotive based on the same 645-series prime mover. The four-axle GP38 was rated at 2,000 hp and had the advantage of costing less than the GP40. A total of 727 units were produced between 1966 and 1971 when the model was superseded. The wheelbase of the GP38 was identical to that of the GP40. Both units shared the same EMD road-switcher style body that was introduced with the GP35 in 1963. A desire for standardization caused the GP38 to share the same wheelbase, frame and many external components as the GP40. The GP38 was purchased by large and small roads alike. It was routinely found in local and road freight service throughout the US. Many GP38s and 40s are still in service today.

Options on the Atlas GP38 and GP40 models include a long hood with or without dynamic brakes and an underframe with 2,600 or 3,600 gallon fuel tanks.

Atlas Master Silver MSRP:
$149.95
Atlas Master Gold MSRP: $259.95
Estimated Delivery:
4th Quarter 2014

Features:

  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Detailed cab interior with crew
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
  • Movable drop steps
  • Walkway safety tread
  • Coupler cut bars
  • Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
  • Snowplow
Additional feature parts included but not installed (GP-40):
  • Electrical cabinet air filter box (ECAFB)
  • Two engine compartment roof vents which were added by many railroads sometime after delivery

Sound Features for Gold Series:

DCC Operation Features:

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

Sound Functionality Features:

  • 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.

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

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

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

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO GP40 Low Nose Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 079   Undecorated (low nose) -
10 001 688 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2011
10 001 689  Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2032
10 001 690 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2066
10 001 691 Rock Island (Blue/White) 373
10 001 692 Rock Island (Blue/White) 3000
10 001 693 Rock Island (Blue/White) 3001
10 001 694 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1539
10 001 695 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1545
10 001 696 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1554
10 001 697 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 301
10 001 698 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 304
10 001 699 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 305
10 001 736 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 230
10 001 737 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 231
10 001 738 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 232
HO GP38 Low Nose Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 095 Undecorated (early ver. w/paper air filter & modified D/B blister)   -
10 001 700 Conn Dot (New Haven) (Orange/White/Black) 253
10 001 701  Conn Dot (New Haven) (Orange/White/Black) 257
10 001 702 Louisville & Indiana (Tuscan/Gold) 2002
10 001 703 Louisville & Indiana (Tuscan/Gold) 2004
10 001 704 Rail America (unlettered) (Red/Gray/White) No #
10 001 705 Central Oregon & Pacific (Red/Gray/White) 3822
10 001 706 Central Oregon & Pacific (Red/Gray/White) 3824
10 001 707 Vermont Railway (Rail America Patch) (Red/Gray/White) 206
10 001 708  Vermont Railway (Rail America Patch) (Red/Gray/White) 207
10 001 709 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2000
10 001 710 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2002
10 001 711 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2003
*CSX Licensed Product
†Prototype GP40 was modified slightly from its as delivered appearance

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO GP40 Low Nose Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master Series Gold - (WithSound and DCC Decoder)
10 000 133   Undecorated (low nose) -
10 001 712 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2011
10 001 713 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2032
10 001 714 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha"† (Orange/Black) 2066
10 001 715 Rock Island (Blue/White) 373
10 001 716 Rock Island (Blue/White) 3000
10 001 717 Rock Island (Blue/White) 3001
10 001 718 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1539
10 001 719 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1545
10 001 720 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow/Silver) 1554
10 001 721 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 301
10 001 722 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 304
10 001 723 Wheeling & Lake Erie (Black/Orange) 305
10 001 739 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 230
10 001 740 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 231
10 001 741 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 232
HO GP38 Low Nose Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master Series Gold - (WithSound and DCC Decoder)
10 000 149 Undecorated (early ver. w/paper air filter & modified D/B blister)   -
10 001 724 Conn Dot (New Haven) (Orange/White/Black) 253
10 001 725 Conn Dot (New Haven) (Orange/White/Black) 257
10 001 726 Louisville & Indiana (Tuscan/Gold) 2002
10 001 727 Louisville & Indiana (Tuscan/Gold) 2004
10 001 728 Rail America (unlettered) (Red/Gray/White) No #
10 001 729 Central Oregon & Pacific (Red/Gray/White) 3822
10 001 730 Central Oregon & Pacific (Red/Gray/White) 3824
10 001 731 Vermont Railway (Rail America Patch) (Red/Gray/White) 206
10 001 732 Vermont Railway (Rail America Patch) (Red/Gray/White) 207
10 001 733 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2000
10 001 734 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2002
10 001 735 TRRA (Red/White/Silver) 2003

*CSX Licensed Product
†Prototype GP40 was modified slightly from its as delivered appearance.

 

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