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 March 7, 2013 April 3, 2013 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
(Partial)
July 1, 2015
(Partial)
  N 4-4-0 Locomotives August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  N SD35 Locomotives October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 August 30, 2015 October 16, 2015
  N Shay Locomotive October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  N S-2 Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016 (Partial)
  N GP30 Locomotive January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N GP38-2 Locomotive February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015 (Partial)
  N NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N 17,600 Gallon Tank Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  N B23-7/30-7/36-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N 2-Bay Offset Hopper March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N MP15DC Locomotive April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N USRA Steel Rebuilt Box Car April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N 42' Coil Steel Car April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N C420 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N Thrall 2743 Gondola May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 February 7, 2016 -
  N 40' Wood Reefer May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  N Trainman® 50' Single Door Box Car May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  N Shay Steam Locomotive June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  N 40' PS-1 Box Car w/6' Door June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  N Articulated Auto Carrier June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  N 40' Standard Height Container June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  N VO-1000 Locomotives July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 -
  N Trainman® 90 Ton Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  N Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  N FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N Evans 53' Double Plug Door Box Car August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 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 - -
  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 -
  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 - -
  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 - -
  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 - -

 

 
Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
 
  HO GP-38/40 Locomotives February 19, 2014 March 19, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  HO H16-44 Locomotives April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  HO Thrall 53' Articulated Well Car April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 -
  HO AEM-7/ALP-44 Electric Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO GP40--2W Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 September 15, 2015 October 30, 2015
  HO Trainman® GP39-2 Locomotive August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO GP40-2 Locomotive August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® GP38-2 Locomotive November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO DASH 8-40B/BW Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 February 9, 2016 -
  HO RS-3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO C420 Locomotives February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO 17,600 Gallon Tank Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 August 30, 2015 October 16, 2015
  HO B23-7/30-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO MP15DC Locomotives April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO USRA Steel Rebuilt Box Car April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 August 30, 2015 October 16, 2015
  HO GP-7 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 50' Postwar Single Door Box Car May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO 40' Wood Reefer May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO Thrall 2743 Gondola May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO Articulated Auto Carrier June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  HO FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO Trainman® 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 November 8, 2015 December 15, 2015
  HO RS-1 Locomotives July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  HO REA Steel Express Reefer July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 -
  HO 4650 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  HO Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 2016
  HO Evans 53' Double Plug Door Box Car August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 November 22, 2015 January 5, 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 -
  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 - -
  HO 5701/5800 Covered Hoppers October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 2nd Quarter 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 - -

 

 

 

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