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 U25B Locomotives December 11, 2012 January 10, 2013 2nd Quarter 2015 - -
  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 Trainman® GP-15 Locomotives November 6, 2013 December 11, 2013 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  N C628/630 Locomotives February 19, 2014 March 19, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  N SD-9 Locomotives March 13, 2014 April 16, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  N H16-44 Locomotives April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  N 89' Flat Car April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  N GP40/40-2 Locomotives June 6, 2014 July 9, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N 25,500 Gallon Tank Car June 6, 2014 July 9, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 November 17, 2014 -
  N Trainman® Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper June 6, 2014 July 9, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 November 17, 2014 -
  N SD60/60M Locomotives July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  N Kaolin Tank Car July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  N Trainman® 2-Bay Centerflow Hopper July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 November 17, 2014 -
  HO & N Ford® Explorers July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 January 19, 2015 March 4, 2015
  N GP7/9 Locomotives August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N Trainman® 50' 6" Box Car August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  N Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  N 4-4-0 Locomotives August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - -
  N Trainman® Beer Can Shorty Tank Cars August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  N Trainman® 40' Double Door Box Cars August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  N SD35 Locomotives October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 August 30, 2015 -
  N Shay Locomotive October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N 60' Auto Parts Box Car October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N PS 2750 Triple Hopper October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N RS3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  N Extended Vision Caboose November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N 40' PS-1 Box Car with 6' Door November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  N S-2 Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N Evans 52' Gondola December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N Trainman® 90 Ton Hopper December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  N GP30 Locomotive January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N 23,500 Tank Car January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N Trainman® Cupola Caboose January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  Atlas Universal Power Pack January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2015 - -
  N GP38-2 Locomotive February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N 17,600 Gallon Tank Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N Trainman® PS-2 Covered Hopper February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  N B23-7/30-7/36-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N 2-Bay Offset Hopper March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N Trainman® 50' Double Door Box Car March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  N MP15DC Locomotive April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N USRA Steel Rebuilt Box Car April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N 42' Coil Steel Car April 6, 2015 May 6, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  N C420 Locomotives May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N Thrall 2743 Gondola May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N 40' Wood Reefer May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N Trainman® 50' Single Door Box Car May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N Shay Steam Locomotive June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N 40' PS-1 Box Car w/6' Door June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N Articulated Auto Carrier June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  N 40' Standard Height Container June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N VO-1000 Locomotives July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 2nd Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® 90 Ton Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  N Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 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 - -
  N Trainman®C&O Cupola Caboose August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -

 

 
Product
Announced
Orders Due
Estimated Ship Date
Container Shipping Date
Atlas Shipping Date
 
  HO MP15DC Locomotive (Digital) July 13, 2010 August 10, 2010 TBD - -
  HO RS-1 Locomotive January 8, 2013 February 14, 2013 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  HO S-2 Locomotive February 8, 2013 March 13, 2013 2nd Quarter 2014 April 8, 2014 -
  HO 73' Center Partition Car May 10, 2013 June 12, 2013 Run Cancelled - -
  HO Hand Crafted Scale Lighting System June 6, 2013 July 10, 2013 2nd Quarter 2014 - -
  HO HH600 Locomotive September 6, 2013 October 11, 2013 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  Coca-Cola Licensed Vehicles September 6, 2013 October 11, 2013 2nd Quarter 2014 - -
  HO Trainman® RS-32/36 Locomotives November 6, 2013 December 11, 2013 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  HO GP-38/40 Locomotives February 19, 2014 March 19, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 50' NSC Plug Door Box Car February 19, 2014 March 19, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  HO H16-44 Locomotives April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Thrall 53' Articulated Well Car April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Scale Cararama Construction Vehicles April 11, 2014 May 14, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 - -
  HO Pulpwood Flat Car May 12, 2014 June 11, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 November 17, 2014 -
  HO 25,500 Gallon Tank Car June 6, 2014 July 9, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 November 17, 2014 -
  HO Trainman® Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper June 6, 2014 July 9, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 November 17, 2014 -
  HO AEM-7/ALP-44 Electric Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO GP40--2W Locomotive July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 40' Wood Reefer July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  HO 53' Jindo and CIMC Containers July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 4th Quarter 2014 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  HO & N Ford® Explorers July 14, 2014 August 11, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 January 19, 2015 March 4, 2015
  HO Trainman® GP39-2 Locomotive August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 42' Coil Steel Cars August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  HO Trainman® Cupola Caboose August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  HO Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper August 1, 2014 September 5th, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 December 21, 2014 February 24, 2015
  HO GP40-2 Locomotive August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO NSC 50' Plug Door Box Car August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO Trainman® 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper August 27, 2014 October 1, 2014 1st Quarter 2015 February 17, 2015 April 9, 2015
  HO S-2 Locomotive October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  HO Single/Paired Window Coaches October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO 60' Auto Parts Box Car October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO Trainman® GP38-2 Locomotive November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Extended Vision Caboose November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO 40' Postwar Box Car with 8' Door November 3, 2014 December 3, 2014 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO DASH 8-40B/BW Locomotives December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 50' Plug Door Box Car December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  HO Trainman® Evans 52' Gondola December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  HO RS-3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 23,500 Gallon Tank Car January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  HO Trainman® 2-Bay Offset Hopper January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - July 1, 2015
  Atlas Universal Power Pack January 8, 2015 February 4, 2015 1st Quarter 2015 - February 24, 2015
  HO C420 Locomotives February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 17,600 Gallon Tank Car February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 August 30, 2015 -
  HO Trainman® PS-2 Covered Hopper February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  HO B23-7/30-7 Locomotives March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO 50' Double Door Box Car March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 2015
  HO Trainman® Aluminum Coal Gondola March 6, 2015 April 8, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 July 7, 2015 August 18, 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 -
  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 - -
  HO 40' Wood Reefer May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Thrall 2743 Gondola May 5, 2015 June 10, 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Articulated Auto Carrier June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 2015 - -
  HO Trainman® 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit June 1, 2015 July 13, 2015 4th Quarter 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 - -
  HO 4650 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Trainman® 3560 Covered Hopper July 1, 2015 August 5, 2015 1st Quarter 2016 - -
  HO Evans 53' Double Plug Door Box Car August 3, 2015 September 9, 2015 1st 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 - -

 

 

 

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