New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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Well over 1,300 RS-3 road-switcher locomotives were built by ALCO between 1950 and 1956. It can be considered one of the most successful four-axle diesel road-switchers ever produced by the builder. These 1,600hp locomotives were powered by an ALCO 244 V-12 engine which was complimented by rugged GE electrical components. The RS-3 was truly a versatile locomotive. It could be found in virtually every type of service from passenger and commuter runs to heavy-haul and local freight assignments. Original owners of the RS-3 tended to be in the eastern and central regions of the US (with heavier concentrations in the northeast and southeast).

During this same time-period, ALCO offered a six-axle road-switcher which was more commonly found in the west. The RSD-4/5 was externally very similar to the RS-3, having six-axle trucks as an obvious spotting feature. They produced the same 1,600hp as an RS-3, but offered increased tractive effort due to the use of a larger generator. Many RSD-4/5s were assigned to operate in mountainous territory (with varying degrees of success) on the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and the Utah Railway.

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Atlas Classic Gold MSRP:
$239.95
Atlas Classic Silver MSRP: $129.95
Estimated Delivery:
1st Quarter 2013

Features:

  • New! DCC/Sound version available with LokSound decoder
  • Analog version includes an 8-pin socket for DCC
  • New! Improved tooling on turbo exhaust stack. Also includes option of water cooled or air cooled turbo exahust stack (Note: this run will only have a water-cooled exhaust stack.)
  • Separately-applied handrails and stanchions, including separate drop step detail
  • Factory installed AccuMate® couplers
  • Dual flywheel-equipped five-pole skewed armature motor for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Metal grab irons
  • Accurate painting and printing

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 RS-3 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 RS-3) 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 RS-3 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Silver
10 000 062 Undecorated (water-cooled exhaust) -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 292 Canadian National (Green/Yellow) 3010
10 001 293   Canadian National (Green/Yellow) 3003
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 294 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Red/Yellow) 1515
10 001 295 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Red/Yellow) 1518
10 001 296 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7801
10 001 297 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7802
10 001 298 Long Island Railroad (Gray/Orange "World's Fair") 1554
10 001 299 Long Island Railroad (Gray/Orange "World's Fair") 1558
10 001 300 Penn Central (Black/White) 5233
10 001 301 Penn Central (Black/White) 5340
10 001 302 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Green/Yellow) 81
10 001 303 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Green/Yellow) 84
HO RSD-4/5 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Silver
10 000 525 Undecorated (water-cooled exhaust) -
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 304 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6900
10 001 305 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6901
10 001 306 Southern Pacific (Gray/Red "Bloody Nose") 2884
10 001 307 Southern Pacific (Gray/Red "Bloody Nose") 2885
New Road Numbers!
10 001 308 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5295
10 001 309 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5303
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO RS-3 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Gold
10 001 330 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 311 Canadian National (Green/Yellow) 3010
10 001 312   Canadian National (Green/Yellow) 3003
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 313 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Red/Yellow) 1515
10 001 314 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Red/Yellow) 1518
10 001 315 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7801
10 001 316 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7802
10 001 317 Long Island Railroad (Gray/Orange "World's Fair") 1554
10 001 318 Long Island Railroad (Gray/Orange "World's Fair") 1558
10 001 319 Penn Central (Black/White) 5233
10 001 320 Penn Central (Black/White) 5340
10 001 321 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Green/Yellow) 81
10 001 322 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Green/Yellow) 84
HO RSD-4/5 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Gold
10 001 331 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 324 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6900
10 001 325 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6901
10 001 326 Southern Pacific (Gray/Red "Bloody Nose") 2884
10 001 327 Southern Pacific (Gray/Red "Bloody Nose") 2885
New Road Numbers!
10 001 328 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5295
10 001 329 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5303
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

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