Historical Information: RS-11 1800 hp diesel road switcher locomotives were produced by ALCO over a period of 8 years starting in early 1956. They could be found in service on passenger and commuter lines as well as heavy-haul and local freight. Some are still in service today on various short lines.
This Atlas HO scale Classic Gold locomotive is LokSound equipped. The many features of the locomotive include golden-white LEDs, realistic die-cast mainframe, directional lighting, separately-applied wire grab irons, factory installed AccuMate® knuckle couplers, a dual flywheel-equipped five-pole skewed armature motor for optimum performance at all speeds, MU hoses and coupler cut bars, and two painted crew members.
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.