New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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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 A total of 727 units were produced between 1966 and 1971 when the model was superseded.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:
$169.95
Atlas Master Gold MSRP: $279.95
Estimated Delivery:
4th Quarter 2016

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.

Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO GP38 Low Nose Locomotive
10 000 092 Undecorated (Late Ver. w/Paper Air Filter & Modified D/B blister) - 10 000 149
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 359 BNSF (Blue/White) 2043 10 002 395
10 002 360 BNSF (Blue/White) 2044 10 002 396
10 002 361 BNSF (Blue/White) 2051 10 002 397
10 002 362 Maryland Midland (Blue/Orange) 300 10 002 398
10 002 363 Maryland Midland (Blue/Orange) 301 10 002 399
10 002 364 Maryland Midland (Blue/Orange) 302 10 002 400
10 002 365 Iowa Interstate (Black/Red/Yellow) 601 10 002 401
10 002 366 Iowa Interstate (Black/Red/Yellow) 628 10 002 402
10 002 367 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 5620 10 002 403
10 002 368 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 5664 10 002 404
10 002 369 Norfolk Southern "First Responders" (Black/White/Red/Gold) 5642 10 002 405
10 002 370 Norfolk Southern "Operation Lifesaver" (Black/White) 5669 10 002 406
10 002 371 North Shore (Gray/Yellow/Maroon) 2004 10 002 407
10 002 372 North Shore (Gray/Yellow/Maroon) 2012 10 002 408
10 002 373 North Shore (Gray/Yellow/Maroon) 2017 10 002 409
New Road Numbers!
10 002 374 Alaska (Blue/Yellow) 2004 10 002 410
10 002 375 Alaska (Blue/Yellow) 2007 10 002 411
HO GP40 High Nose Locomotive
10 002 376 Undecorated (High Nose Version) - 10 002 412
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 377 Pan Am (Blue/White) 370 10 002 413
10 002 378 Pan Am (Blue/White) 378 10 002 414
10 002 379 Pan Am (Blue/White) 382 10 002 415
New Road Numbers!
10 002 380 Norfolk & Western (Blue/Imitation Gold) 1329 10 002 416
10 002 381 Norfolk & Western (Blue/Imitation Gold) 1340 10 002 417
10 002 382 Norfolk & Western (Blue/Imitation Gold) 1374 10 002 418
HO GP40 Low Nose Locomotive
10 000 079  Undecorated (Low Nose Version) - 10 000 133
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 383 Paducah & Louisville (Green/White/Black) 2125 10 002 419
10 002 384 Paducah & Louisville (Salute to our Troops) (Green/White/Black) 2127 10 002 420
10 002 385 Paducah & Louisville (Salute to our Veterans) (Green/White/Black) 2129 10 002 421
10 002 386 Wisconsin Central (Maroon/Yellow) 3000 10 002 422
10 002 387 Wisconsin Central (Maroon/Yellow) 3002 10 002 423
10 002 388 Wisconsin Central (Maroon/Yellow) 3017 10 002 424
10 002 392 Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac (Blue/Gray/White) 121 10 002 428
10 002 393 Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac (Blue/Gray/White) 123 10 002 467
10 002 394 Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac (Blue/Gray/White) 126 10 002 468 
New Road Numbers!
10 002 389 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 3511 10 002 425
10 002 390 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 3515 10 002 426
10 002 391 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 3522 10 002 427
 

 

 

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