New HO Scale Atlas Master Series GP38’s “Geeps” Announced!

February 11, 2016

New HO Scale Atlas Master Series GP38’s “Geeps” Announced!

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Prototype Photo Courtesy of Jeff Carlson.

 

There will be several new paint schemes for the Atlas Master Series GP38-2.

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Proto Photo of Maryland Midland MMID #302 by Evan Kerr

All of the new offerings will be available in both Atlas Silver Series (DCC Ready) and Atlas Gold Series (DCC & Sound). The new paint schemes include BNSF “Smurfs”, Maryland Midland, Iowa Interstate, 3 Norfolk Southern variants (Horsehead, First Responders, & Operation Lifesaver), North Shore Railroad, and new roadnumbers for the Alaska Railroad.

For more information on the models click the links below!

Silver Series:

Atlas Master 10002359 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2043 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002360 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2044 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002361 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2051 (Silver Series)

Atlas Master 10002362 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #300 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002363 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #301 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002364 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #302 (Silver Series)

Atlas Master 10002365 HO Scale GP38-2, Iowa Interstate IAIS #601 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002366 HO Scale GP38-2, Iowa Interstate IAIS #628 (Silver Series)

Atlas Master 10002367 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern NS #5620 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002368 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern NS #5664 (Silver Series)

5642Atlas Master 10002369 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern “First Responders” NS #5642 (Silver Series)
Proto Photo of the NS 5654 by Bruce Kerr

Atlas Master 10002370 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern “Operation Lifesaver” NS #5669 (Silver Series)

Atlas Master 10002371 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2004 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002372 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2012 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002373 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2017 (Silver Series)

Atlas Master 10002374 HO Scale GP38-2, Alaska Railroad ARR #2004 (Silver Series)
Atlas Master 10002375 HO Scale GP38-2, Alaska Railroad ARR #2007 (Silver Series)

Gold Series (DCC & LokSound Equipped:

Atlas Master 10002395 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2043 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002396 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2044 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002397 HO Scale GP38-2, Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF “Smurf” #2051 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Atlas Master 10002398 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #300 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002399 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #301 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002400 HO Scale GP38-2, Maryland Midland MMID #302 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Atlas Master 10002401 HO Scale GP38-2, Iowa Interstate IAIS #601 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002402 HO Scale GP38-2, Iowa Interstate IAIS #628 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Atlas Master 10002403 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern NS #5620 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002404 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern NS #5664 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002405 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern “First Responders” NS #5642 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002406 HO Scale GP38-2, Norfolk Southern “Operation Lifesaver” NS #5669 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Atlas Master 10002407 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2004 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002408 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2012 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002409 HO Scale GP38-2, North Shore NSRR #2017 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Atlas Master 10002410 HO Scale GP38-2, Alaska Railroad ARR #2004 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)
Atlas Master 10002411 HO Scale GP38-2, Alaska Railroad ARR #2007 (Gold Series DCC & Sound)

Concurrent with GP40 production, EMD offered a lower horsepower, non-turbocharged locomotive based on the same 645-series prime mover. The four-axle GP38 was rated at 2,000 hp and had the advantage of costing less than the GP40. A total of 727 units were produced between 1966 and 1971 when the model was superseded. The wheel base of the GP38 was identical to that of the GP40. Both units shared the same EMD road-switcher style body that was introduced with the GP35 in 1963. A desire for standardization caused the GP38 to share the same wheelbase, frame and many external components as the GP40. The GP38 was purchased by large and small roads alike. It was routinely found in local and road freight service throughout the US. Many GP38s and 40s are still in service today.

Options on the Atlas GP38 and GP40 models include a long hood with or without dynamic brakes and an underframe with 2,600 or 3,600 gallon fuel tanks.

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Best HO Scale boxcar ever made? Tangent Scale Models Pennsylvania Railroad built x58 boxcars are on the shelves now!

April 7, 2015

The Tangent Scale Models HO Scale x58 Pennsylvania RR Boxcar Replica.

Tangent Scale Models have introduce their next ALL-NEW freight car replica, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) X58 Class Box Car. These highly detailed models are on the shelves at White Rose Hobbies now!

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Click Here to see and buy them on our Website

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Between 1964 and 1966, the Pennsylvania Railroad built a large fleet of new multiple-purpose boxcars. Constructed as class “X58,” PRR rapidly produced 2,565 cars, plus another 100 for Lehigh Valley. PRR outfitted the interiors of some cars with “loader” appliances and/or insulation which resulted in PRR designating 4 sub-classes: X58, X58A, X58B, and X58C. Being highly-useful boxcars, X58 boxcars were rampant nationwide roamers during their service life. Because of the quality and utility of this large fleet, many X58s lasted beyond the Conrail era, with some being repainted into NS, however most cars were retired in the mid-2000s.

Many X58 cars labored in original PRR paint for 30+ years. Some X58 cars were shopped and painted during the Penn Central era, where PC typically removed the roof running boards and also lowered the brake appliances and ladders. Cars typically shopped during the Conrail era had their roof running boards removed yet retained their high brake appliances. Tangent offers these “time-distinctive” phase variations with their cutting edge RTR models. The Tangent Scale Models HO scale PRR X58 replicas also include one key production variation: either a Keystone or Hydra-cushion underframe. The Tangent PRR X58 includes their “near-scale” extended-length draft sill with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail and gorgeous “trombone-style” coupler lift bars, plus accurate ASF 70-ton roller bearing trucks as utilized by PRR. Finally, the Tangent scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling CNC-machined wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning these models are truly ready-to-run.

The initial release includes the following variations:

– PRR “Original 1965 X58″ Insulated w/ DFB in the attractive “PRR freight car red” scheme wearing yellow “Insulated,” “DFB,” and “Cushioned Car” stencils. Like PRR paint practices, this car has an unpainted galvanized roof and running board, except for the ends that have the characteristic paint spray line as seen in overhead photos of these cars when fresh. Our first run of PRR painted cars has a keystone underframe and represents production from 11-65. These classics are available in six road numbers.

– PC “1973 X58 Repaint” in distinctive PC green with large worms. Our first PC variant is one of the most common PC repaints, shopped in 1973. This series of cars includes a hydra-cushion underframe, and typical of many PC repaints is detailed to accurately replicate a car with a full shopping. This model features no running board, lowered side and end ladders, and lowered brake appliances. Only with Tangent Scale Models do you get this sort of era-specific attention to detail with your boxcar modeling. Additionally, each car has tiny one inch lettering that identifies the former PRR car number each car represents. Our PC replicas are available with 6 road numbers.

– CR “1987 X58B Repaint” in the striking, 1987-correct Conrail repaint scheme. These cars feature a medium-sized “can opener” herald accurately rendered, and represent a former series of PRR cars with keystone underframes. Typical of Conrail shopped cars at the time, the roofwalk has been removed, however the brake appliances were left where PRR originally applied them: up high, with high ladders only at the B-end of the car. The A-end ladders have been lowered in accordance with Conrail shop practices. Additionally, our cars include the third door arm located in the top center of the plug door, ala prototype application. Our gorgeous Conrail scheme is available in three road numbers.

– NS “1999 X58 Repaint Class BP8″ in the NS full brown repaint scheme. This series represents cars that survived beyond the Conrail split, where NS repainted some of their cars with full NS graphics starting in 1999. Like the Conrail car above, the car has high brake appliances but lowered ladders at the A-end of the car due to the lack of running board on the roof. See the photos at the Tangent website for more details. These cars lasted in service into the 2000s, and these sharp models are available in three road numbers for the modern modeler!


NEW Affordable EMD SD70ACe diesels coming soon from Walthers Mainline

April 5, 2015

Walthers Mainline is introducing a new model to appeal to the model railroader on a budget. These new SD70Ace HO Scale models will be available at White Rose Hobbies for only $99.99 for DC models and $159.99 for models with SoundTraxx Sound and DCC. They are expected to be in the shop June/July 2015. Pre-Orders should be in by April 30th to ensure that you get the one you want. Email (dccinstalled@gmail.com) us to get on the list. You can also contact us on our Facebook Page, don’t forget to like us when your there to see more product updates and other product information.

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The Walthers ACe’s will be available in 4 road numbers, 2 DC and 2 DCC for each of the following road names in the initial release:

Burlington Northern Santa Fe – BNSF
CSX
Kansas City Southern – KCS
Canadian National – CN
Norfolk Southern – NS
Union Pacific – UP

Click Here to see all of them and check out the details!


We’re going GREEN! Check out the 2 latest announcements from ExactRail!

August 2, 2011

Click Here for the 60′ Box Cars

The HO Scale Box Cars are available in Norfolk Southern NS, Conrail CR, Penn Central PC, Detroit Toledo & Ironton DT&I, and CSX/NYC ex-Conrail.

Click Here for the 65′ Mill Gondolas

The HO Scale  gondolas are available in Missouri Pacific MP, Southern Pacific SP, Chicago & Northwestern C&NW, & UP/MP


N Scale KATO SD80MAC’s in CSX & Norfolk Southern now available!

July 10, 2010

N Scale KATO SD80MAC’s in CSX & Norfolk Southern now available!

Click Here to check them out!

Weighing in at more than 400,000 pounds and with a length in excess of 80 feet and massive 5,000 horsepower tractive effort, the SD80MAC is one of the heaviest, longest, and most powerful single diesel locomotives in the world. Conrail was the first railroad to receive the SD80MAC in early 1996. As it would turn out, Conrail would be the only original buyer of this locomotive, even purchasing both of the demonstrator units. CSX and Norfolk Southern have since acquired these units, using them primarily in coal service.

176-5511 New Product N EMD SD80MAC CSX “Dark Future” 4594 $110 MAP
176-5512 New Product N EMD SD80MAC CSX “Dark Future” 4599 $110 MAP
176-5513 New Product N EMD SD80MAC Norfolk Southern “Horsehead”
w/ white “unibrow”
7208 $110
MAP
176-5514 New Product N EMD SD80MAC Norfolk Southern “Horsehead”
w/ white “unibrow”
7210 $110 MAP