Atlas HO Scale Locomotives

Atlas Silver HO Alco S2 Canadian National

Atlas Silver HO Alco S2 Canadian National Atlas Silver HO Alco S2 Canadian National

Built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) the low-hood S-2 was introduced in 1940 to replace Alco’s earlier high-hood switchers. The 1000 horsepower S-2 was a turbocharged version of the S-1. There were 1,502 S-2s sold to North American Railroads. The versatility of the S-2s was evidenced by their service on class 1 shortline and industrial railroads. Atlas’ version is back in service, with new tooling, as well as a sound-equipped version for modeler enjoyment.

 

Features Include:

  • NMRA 8-Pin Socket for DCC (Silver Series Model)
  • Redesigned & retooled hood, cab & chassis
  • The first plastic HO-scale model of an S-2 Locomotive to include accurate body paneldetails
  • Option for horizontal or vertical radiator shutters
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Separately-applied grab irons, coupler cut levers, air hoses, piping, etc.
  • Redesigned truck frames with separately applied detail
  • Directional LED lighting (includes cab rear headlight)
  • Die-cast chassis for improved pulling performance
  • Chassis retooled for optional DCC/sound
  • 5-pole skewed armature motor for reliable operation
  • Dual-flywheels for maximum performance at all speeds
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers
  • Exceptional painting and printing

Silver Sound Ready

  • Atlas Silver Sound Ready models are equipped with a speaker for easy conversion to sound with the addition of a decoder.

DCC Operation Features:

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of six DCC function outputs are available
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

Analog (DC) Operation Features:

  • The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
  • Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series S-2 locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system
  • Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive (such as the Atlas Gold Series S-2) CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not
    also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)
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