Atlas All-Scales Production Schedule

(Got questions about the ordering process? Your answers can be found below and in the Atlas Plan, Order and Buy Guide)

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The following Atlas All Scales production schedule was developed, and is maintained, as a guide for Atlas customers to understand and keep up to date with Atlas procedural policies and production of current N, HO and O scale locomotives and rolling stock. New products will be listed on the schedule soon after they are announced to Atlas authorized dealers and distributors.

Atlas utilizes an exclusive ‘guaranteed pre-order system’ which assures that a customer will receive risk-free a desired product. All Atlas products are tooled prior to the announcement and offering of that product to the marketplace. In other words, Atlas researches and decides on a project, makes a significant commitment in product development resources and tooling dollars, and only then offers it to model railroaders. 

While this method of production can at times be a time consuming and risky venture for Atlas, our commitment to excellence results in products that are recognized throughout the industry as many of the best available. The only assistance Atlas requests from its customers is help in determining the level of interest these products. This part is what Atlas refers to as the guaranteed pre-order system. The system is responsible for assuring that both current and future projects continue to be developed and moved through an active product pipeline.

Prior to the start of our select supplier production, Atlas announces to authorized dealers and distributors, (as well as thousands of e-subscribers), that we are nearing final tooling and production. It is at this point that Atlas takes pre-orders for an approximate one month period of time. If an order is received by Atlas during the given time frame, Atlas “guarantees” that when the project is finally produced, the “guaranteed” order will be filled.

Orders can be taken after this period of time, and are often filled by an additional “cushion” amount. Product fulfillment after the set pre-order date cannot be guaranteed. Please note that Atlas does not require any of its customers to provide financial deposits on any pre-ordered products, guaranteed or cushion. Your investment is limited to your pre-order, patience and belief that Atlas will provide you with an outstanding model that you will proudly own and operate for years to come.

One caveat to the guaranteed pre-order should be made. In some infrequent cases, the number of guaranteed pre-orders taken may not meet supplier requirements for minimum order quantities. In this case, Atlas may extend an order period to reach needed production quantities, or may cancel the product before final production.

Please be advised that the "Estimated Ship Date" is just that...an estimate. It takes time to develop high quality products with scale accuracy. As such the estimated ship date may change especially with the release of a new product. 

Production Schedule Tips

Production Schedule Color Coding

The Production Schedule is color coded to make it easier to distinguish the scale and status of Atlas products.

  1.    Green: Guaranteed pre-orders are being taken.
  2.    Yellow: Guaranteed pre-orders are closed. (Cushion pre-orders remain active until sold out.)
  3.    Red: Pre-orders begin shipping to customers in good standing.

Please check back frequently for changes that are made to the schedule.

Production Schedule Column Headings

  1. “Announced”- Atlas products are formally announced in the bi-annual Atlas All Scales Catalog and the monthly Atlas All Scales Monthly Catalogs.
  2. “Orders Due”- This is the date that customers must have their pre-orders back to Atlas for guaranteed production.
  3. “Estimated Ship Date”- The year’s quarter in which it is estimated a product will be shipped to the customer. It takes time to develop high quality models with scale accuracy, especially locomotives. As such the estimated ship date may change, especially with the release of an all new or updated product.
  4. “Container Shipping Date”- The date specified products are being shipped from an overseas port.
  5. “Atlas Shipping Date”- This is the actual date that Atlas starts shipping the product to customers in good standing.

All products except regularly in-stock items are Built to Order.

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Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
Atlas N Scale Locomotives and Rolling Stock
  N S-2 Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016 (Partial)
  N GP38-2 Locomotive February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015 (Partial)
  N B23-7/30-7/36-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N MP15DC Locomotive April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N C420 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  N Thrall 2743 Gondola May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 February 7, 2016 April 1, 2016
  N Shay Steam Locomotive June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N VO-1000 Locomotives July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 April 1, 2016
  N FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  N Trainman®C&O Cupola Caboose August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N RS-11 Locomotives September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N NE-6 Caboose September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  N FGE Box Car September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N Trainman® 70 Ton Ore Car September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 April 1, 2016
  N 89' 4" Flat Car October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 45' Pines Trailer October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 5701/5800 Covered Hoppers October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  N DASH 8-40C/CW Locomotives November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 50' Precision Design Box Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 20,700 Gallon Tank Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N SD60/60M Locomotives December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N 17,360 Gallon Tank Car December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 1932 ARA Box Car December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® PS-2 Covered Hopper December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  N Code 80 Snap-Track Starter Set December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N GP38/40 Locomotives January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Pressureaide Covered Hopper January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® 42' Gondola January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Train Master Locomotives February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 40' PS-1 Box Car February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 3500CF Dry-Flo Hopper February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N U23B Locomotives March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 40' Wood Reefers March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Norfolk Southern TopGon March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N SD24/26 Locomotives April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N 11,000 Gallon Tank Car April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 40' Standard Height Containers April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® 90 Ton Hopper April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N GP-7/9TT Locomotives May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N 25,500 Gallon Tank Car May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N USRA Single Sheathed Box Car May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  N 40' Standard Height Containers May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N S-2 Locomotives June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N 42' Coil Steel Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trinity 31,000 Gallon Crude Oil Tank Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® 40' Plug Door Box Cars June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -

 

 
Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
 
  HO Thrall 53' Articulated Well Car April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 April 1, 2016
  HO AEM-7/ALP-44 Electric Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO GP40-2 Locomotive August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO DASH 8-40B/BW Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 April 1, 2016
  HO RS-3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  HO C420 Locomotives February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  HO B23-7/30-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO MP15DC Locomotives April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO GP-7 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO RS-1 Locomotives July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Pullman 10-1-1 Sleeper August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman®C&O Cupola Caboose August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  HO RS-11 Locomotives September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO GARX Reefer September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  HO NE-6 Caboose September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 April 1, 2016
  HO Trainman® 40' Plug Door Box Car September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  Atlas HO Welly Cars September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - December 7, 2015
  HO 89' 4" Flat Car October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 45' Pines Trailers October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  HO 5701/5800 Covered Hoppers October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 April 27, 2016 -
  HO Ford® F-100 Pickup Trucks October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO U23B Locomotives November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 50' Precision Design Box Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 20,700 Gallon Tank Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 17,360 Gallon Tank Car December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 1932 ARA Box Car December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Code 83 Customline® Curved  December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO DASH 8-40C/CW Locomotives January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Pressureaide Covered Hopper January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® 50' 6" Box Car January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO & O Laser Cut Structures January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Train Master Locomotive February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO FMC 5347 Single Door Box Car February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® Thrall Covered Hopper February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO GP-38/40 Locomotives March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 40' Wood Reefer March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 50' Postwar Single Door Box Car March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Norfolk Southern Topgon March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO U33/36B Locomotives April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Cars April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 25,500 Gallon Tank Cars May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 50' Berwick Box Car May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Heavyweight Coaches May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO S-2 Locomotives June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 36' Wood Reefer June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 42' Coil Steel Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 - -

 

 

 

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