Historical Information: 2215 four-axle 2000 hp GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotives were produced by EMD between 1972 and 1986. The Dash 2 was designed for increased traction and reduced emissions and is one of the most successful locomotives ever built. Most are still in service today.
This Atlas Trainman HO scale Classic Gold locomotive is LokSound equipped and comes with the same drive as the Atlas Master Series. The many features of the locomotive include a five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels, separately applied handrails and end railings, locating dimples for grab irons, true scale dimensions with accurate details, realistic die-cast under-frame, and AccuMate® couplers. Also featured is a 2600- or 3600-gallon fuel tank, depending on the prototype.
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.