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.


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!


New 57′ Mechanical Reefers from Athearn Genesis with sound!

April 3, 2015

The highly detailed HO Scale 57′ Mechanical Reefer Athearn Genesis model is available with Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound!

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

One of the greatest freight car innovations of the 20th century was the creation of the refrigerator car, commonly referred to as a “reefer.” The ability to haul perishables such as fruits, vegetables and meat products across the country was a major factor in the development of modern America. No longer did food have to be produced close enough to urban areas, so that it could be consumed before spoiling. At the same time, areas with additional capacity for agricultural production could produce more food, since it did not have to be sold locally.

For many years, reefers relied on ice bunkers to keep loads cool. After World War II, technological advances made mechanical refrigeration practical for a freight car. In addition, a mechanical reefer could be larger than an ice reefer because of the greater cooling capabilities.

Fruit Growers Express owned the largest fleet of reefers in the East. FGE was owned by a group of ten railroads, with Atlantic Coast Line and Southern being two of the largest original owners. Many of FGE cars were built at its Jacksonville Shops, including these 57’ smooth-side mechanical reefers.

 

Available in the following roadnames:

BNFE (Burlington Northern Fruit Express)

FGE / Solid Cold (Fruit Growers Express)

SLSF (Frisco)

UP / ARMN (Union Pacific / American Refrigerator Transit Co.)

TIPX (Tropicana

Check them all out here: HO Scale 57′ Mechanical Reefers

White Rose Hobbies Price

Soundtraxx Sound (MSRP $84.98): $64.99

Non-Sound (MSRP $49.98): $38.99


Intermountain SD40-2W now in HO Scale!

November 10, 2009

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The Canadian National Railway acquired 123 of the SD40-2W locomotives, numbered 5241-5363.  The InterMountain Railway Co. is announcing the HO scale model, manufactured with the 4-window safety cab, the snow shields over the air inlets and the distinctive stairwells and handrails, just as announced previously in N scale. Both scales feature laser sharp painting and lettering, etched metal details and wire grab irons  Non-Sound models will have a factory installed DCC decoder capable of operating on analog DC or DCC.  Sound models will have a factory installed SoundTraxx® Tsunami® DCC decoder. It will have operable ditchlights and is equipped with Kadee ® couplers.


NEW Bowser/Stewart HO Scale U-25B’s this fall!

August 26, 2009

Bowser has made many improvements to their GE U25 Diesel Locomotives including a New die cast frame with a new fuel tank, fuel fills, and site glass. Other details include Brass MU Hoses, brass air hoses, brass windshield wipers, steel grab irons, steel coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, can motor, brass flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges, metal knuckle couplers, DCC ready, warm white LED headlight.  New handrails and they are installed.  Body is easily removed if necessary.

The Stewart GE units will be delivered this fall in 4 roadnames including Maine Central, Frisco, Chessie System, and Conrail.

Stewart 23377

Stewart 23381

Stewart 23383

Stewart 23387

They will be available with Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC/Sound. DCCinstalled will also have DC units available with a DCC upgrade option.

Click Here to check them out!


BLI Paragon2 Centipedes Coming Soon!

August 5, 2009

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Baldwin produced the famous “Centipede” diesel locomotives during 1945-48, and sold them to three railroads (SAL, NdM, and PRR).  The Centipedes were very large, 91 1/2 feet long, for single units as operated on SAL and NdM, and 183 feet long for semi-permanently coupled pairs as operated on the PRR.  Each unit contained two 1500 horsepower diesel motors, so a pair contained four motors and totaled 6000 horsepower.  Centipedes were heavy, totaling 1,200,000 pounds (1.2 million) for a pair, with more than 800,000 of those pounds carried by the 16 drivers.

These spectacular diesel locomotives are a MUST-HAVE for an Pennsy diesel modeler as well as anyone who wants to showcase unique, premium quality on his layout.  Don’t miss these limited run diesel gems.  Preorder today!

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Centipede6webAvailable in PRR, Baldwin Demonstrator, NdeM, and SAL!

Click Here to check them out today!


New HO Scale Arrival, Stewart Executive Line F Units!

June 25, 2009

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With stunning detail and smooth running performance it is hard to go wrong with the new F units from Stewart! They feature many brass detail parts as well as Soundtraxx DCC + Tsunami Sound! They are availible in Alaska Railroad, Western Maryland, Western Pacific, and Bangor & Aroostook.

691-23315 Western Maryland F Unit

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Superb Detail!

Click Here to see them now!