Historical Information: Produced by ALCO between 1931 and 1940 in various horsepower ratings and body styles. The biggest change occurred in 1934 when they were redesigned to improve their boxy appearance. The digits after the HH designation indicated the horsepower. For example, the HH660 model came with 660 hp.
This Atlas HO scale Master Series Gold locomotive is DCC LokSound equipped. Its many features include a five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds, early Blunt truck with separate brake cylinders, molded coil spring detail and metal truck chains, separately-applied metal grab irons and lift rings, separately-applied fine scale handrails and stanchions, coupler cut lever and piping, and directional lighting with golden-white LEDs.
LokSound features include a dual-mode decoder that allows your locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Sound functionality includes over 20 sound effects (including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more), 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals. Also featured are manual and automatic notching modes with the ability to change modes on the fly for true realism.
DCC operation features also support all DCC-programming modes, flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28, a total of six DCC function outputs, and follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.
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 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 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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New York State residents will be charged sales tax at checkout.
This model train engine comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (except for shipping charges). Item must be returned in the original packaging and in satisfactory condition. We take the hit and resell it as used.