Atlas to produce Phase 2 version of EMD GP40-2 in HO scale
The new diesel locomotive model will be available in five road names
June 2, 2009
|While a formal announcement isn't scheduled for another month, Atlas Model Railroad Co. representatives at the May New England/Northeast Prototype Modelers meet confirmed to attendees that the company will produce an Atlas Master series HO scale GP40-2 later this year. The model will tentatively be available in five road names: Boston & Maine, Burlington Northern, Cotton Belt, Norfolk Southern, and Southern Pacific. Silver (equipped with an National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)-recommended eight-pin plug for Digital Command Control) and Gold (DCC-sound-equipped) versions will be produced. |
The Phase 2 model will include several signature Southern Pacific spotting features, including L-shaped front windshield, round brakewheel, operating cab Gyralight, SP-style low nose headlight with non-operating red signal light and the correct rear-end headlight package. The model also includes a cab roof air conditioner and antenna platform with related piping. Atlas will announce more details regarding the model soon. To find out more about Atlas products visit www.atlasrr.com.
Model Railroader reviewed the recent Atlas HO scale Phase I EMD GP40-2 in the March 2009 issue.
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