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.  ALCO’s Canadian subsidiary, MLW, produced an additional 146 RS-3s in Canada.  These 1,600hp locomotives were powered by an ALCO 244 V-12 engine which was complemented 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:
$259.95
Atlas Classic Silver MSRP: $149.95
Estimated Delivery:
2nd Quarter 2015

Features:

  • 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
  • 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) -
10 001 927 Undecorated (air-cooled exhaust) -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 928 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold/Black) 1535
10 001 929 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold/Black) 1542
10 001 930 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Script Lettering) 8439
10 001 931 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Script Lettering) 8452
10 001 932 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Block Lettering) 8448
10 001 933 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Yellow) 222
10 001 934 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Yellow) 230
10 001 935 Seaboard Air Line (Green/Yellow/Red) 1641
10 001 936 Seaboard Air Line (Green/Yellow/Red) 1648
10 001 937 New York Central* (Black/Gray "As Delivered") 8235
10 001 938 New York Central* (Black/Gray "As Delivered") 8241
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 939 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Gray) 8353
10 001 940 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Gray) 8356
10 001 941 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow "As Delivered") 1541
10 001 942 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow "As Delivered") 1547
HO RSD-4/5 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Silver
10 000 525 Undecorated (water-cooled exhaust) -
10 001 943 Undecorated (air-cooled exhaust)  
New Road Numbers!
10 001 944 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2101
10 001 945 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2105
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 946  Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5575
10 001 947 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5580
10 001 948 Milwaukee Road (Black/Orange) 573
10 001 949 Milwaukee Road (Black/Orange) 575
*CSX Licensed Product
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO RS-3 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Gold
10 001 310 Undecorated (water-cooled exhaust) -
10 001 950 Undecorated (air-cooled exhaust) -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 951 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold/Black) 1535
10 001 952 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold/Black) 1542
10 001 953 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Script Lettering) 8439
10 001 954 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Script Lettering) 8452
10 001 955 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Gray w/Block Lettering) 8448
10 001 956 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Yellow) 222
10 001 957 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Yellow) 230
10 001 958 Seaboard Air Line (Green/Yellow/Red) 1641
10 001 959 Seaboard Air Line (Green/Yellow/Red) 1648
10 001 960 New York Central* (Black/Gray "As Delivered") 8235
10 001 961 New York Central* (Black/Gray "As Delivered") 8241
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 962 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Gray) 8353
10 001 963 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Gray) 8356
10 001 964 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow "As Delivered") 1541
10 001 965 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow "As Delivered") 1547
HO RSD-4/5 Locomotive - Atlas Classic Series Gold
10 001 323 Undecorated (water-cooled exhaust) -
10 001 966 Undecorated (air-cooled exhaust)  
New Road Numbers!
10 001 967 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2101
10 001 968 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2105
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 969 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5575
10 001 970 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5580
10 001 971 Milwaukee Road (Black/Orange) 573
10 001 972 Milwaukee Road (Black/Orange) 575
*CSX Licensed Product



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