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 Shay Steam Locomotive June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 January 14, 2016 TBA
  N 20,700 Gallon Tank Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2017 January 20, 2017 March 22, 2017
  N GP38/40 Locomotives January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  N Train Master Locomotives February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016/
January 23, 2017
February 14, 2017 (Analog)
March 21, 2017 (Digital)
  N 3500CF Dry-Flo Hopper February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016 February 14, 2017
  N U23B Locomotives March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  N 40' Wood Reefers March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  N NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  N SD24/26 Locomotives April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 11,000 Gallon Tank Car April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  N 40' Standard Height Containers April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016 February 14, 2017
  N Trainman® 90 Ton Hopper April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N GP-7/9TT Locomotives May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 25,500 Gallon Tank Car May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016 February 14, 2017
  N USRA Single Sheathed Box Car May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 40' Standard Height Containers May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N S-2 Locomotives June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 42' Coil Steel Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  N Trinity 31,000 Gallon Crude Oil Tank Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 23, 2017 -
  N Trainman® 40' Plug Door Box Cars June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 January 23, 2017 March 21, 2017
  N GP-35 Locomotives July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 2-Bay Offset Hopper July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N F89J 89' Flat Car July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman®C&O Caboose July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N RS-3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 60' Auto Parts Box Car August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Evans Gondola August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
   N DASH 8-40B/BW Locomotives September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N USRA Double Sheathed Box Car September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N EV & Standard Cupola Cabooses September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® GP-15 Locomotives October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N PS 4000 Covered Hopper October 1, 2016 November 11, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainmnan® Beer Can Tank Car October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  Atlas Rail Joiner Sidekick October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 - January 16, 2017
  N RS-1 Locomotives November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N PS-2750 Triple Hopper November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 50' 6" Box Car November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N GP-7/9 Locomotives December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N FMC 5077 Double Door Box Car December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trinity 5660 Covered Hopper December 5, 2016 February 8, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N NE-5 Caboose December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 64' Trinity Reefer January 10, 2017 February 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N USRA Steel Rebuilt Box Car January 10, 2017 February 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 2-Bay Centerflow Hopper January 10, 2017 February 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N SD-7/9 Locomotives February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 85' Trash Flat Car February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 20' Trash Container February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 50' Double Door Box Car February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N C628/630 Locomotives March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 40' PS-1 Box Car March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Trainman® Cupola Caboose March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N Scale Trucks and Track Eraser March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  N 50' FGE Box Car April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  N Ford Tractor Cabs April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  N Handcrafted Lighting System April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -

 

 
Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
Atlas Z Scale Products
  Z Scale Flex Track July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 - -

 

 
Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
 
  HO AEM-7/ALP-44 Electric Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO B23-7/30-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  HO GP-7 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 1st Quarter 2017 January 23, 2017 March 21, 2017
  HO Pullman 10-1-1 Sleeper August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Ford® F-100 Pickup Trucks October 6, 2015 November 11, 2015 3rd Quarter 2016 - December 30, 2016
  HO U23B Locomotives November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  HO 20,700 Gallon Tank Car November 4, 2015 December 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2017 January 20, 2017 March 22, 2017
  HO Code 83 Customline® Curved  December 8, 2015 January 6, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO DASH 8-40C/CW Locomotives January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO & O Laser Cut Structures January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Train Master Locomotive February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO FMC 5347 Single Door Box Car February 9, 2016 March 9, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016 February 14, 2017
  HO GP-38/40 Locomotives March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 40' Wood Reefer March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  HO 50' Postwar Single Door Box Car March 8, 2016 April 6, 2106 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO U33/36B Locomotives April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Cars April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 November 15, 2016 December 28, 2016
  HO Trainman® 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper April 6, 2016 May 4, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 January 23, 2017 March 21, 2017
  HO 25,500 Gallon Tank Cars May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 4th Quarter 2016 December 27, 2016 February 14, 2017
  HO Heavyweight Coaches May 10, 2016 June 8, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  HO S-2 Locomotives June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 36' Wood Reefer June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  HO 42' Coil Steel Car June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  HO Modern Commuter Train June 1, 2016 July 11, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 January 10, 2017 March 2, 2017
  HO F89J 89' Flat Car July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® Aluminum Coal Gondola July 13, 2016 August 10, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 January 23, 2017 March 21, 2017
  HO 60' Auto Parts Box Car August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Evans Gondola August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 April 4, 2017 -
  HO Through Plate Girder Bridge August 5, 2016 September 7, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® GP38-2 Locomotive September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 50' NSC Plug Door Box Car September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO EV & Standard Cupola Cabooses September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  Coca-Cola Licensed Vehicles September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Construction Vehicles September 1, 2016 October 5, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 - March 21, 2017
  HO HH660 Locomotive October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 40' Postwar Box Car October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® Bulkhead Flat Car October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  Atlas Rail Joiner Sidekick October 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 1st Quarter 2017 - January 16, 2017
  HO C-424/425 Locomotives November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO FMC 5347 Double Door Box Car November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® PS-2 Covered Hoppers November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Code 100 Decorated Plate Girder Bridges November 2, 2016 December 7, 2016 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO GP40-2 Locomotive December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 5660 Covered Hoppers December 5, 2016 February 8, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® 2-Bay Offset Hopper December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  Ford® F-100 Pickup Trucks December 5, 2016 January 4, 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 64' Trinity Reefer January 10, 2017 February 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Steel Rebuilt Box Car January 10, 2017 February 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Modern Commuter Train - AMT February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® 85' Trash Flat Car February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® 20' Trash Container February 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO ALP-45DP Locomotive
Bombardier Demonstrator
February 24, 2017 March 22, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® GP39-2 Locomotive March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 5503 Double Door Box Car March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper March 8, 2017 April 5, 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Trainman® NRE Genset II Locomotive April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 50' Double Door Box Car April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  HO 73' Center Partition Car April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Tractor Cabs April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -
  HO Handcrafted Lighting April 7, 2017 May 3, 2017 4th Quarter 2017 - -

 

 

 

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