Atlas Model HO Gold Delaware & Hudson C420 PH1 (EX-LI) 212
This release of Atlas’ C420 represents both low and high short hood phase 1 models. All low nose models on this run represent locomotives originally owned by Lehigh Valley. The LV C420s were transferred to Delaware & Hudson when Conrail was formed in 1976. LV 405 was later sold by the D&H but eventually returned to home territory in Scranton, PA and is now operating as Delaware-Lackawanna 405 in their attractive gray/white “corporate” scheme.
All high short hood models on this run represent locomotives originally owned by the Long Island RR. The Long Island models are decorated in the later “MTA” blue & yellow paint scheme. When their lease expired in 1976, LI’s phase 1 C420s were initially sent to storage on the Delaware & Hudson and Morristown & Erie railroads. Some were leased by the D&H for a short time in 1977 and operated in patched LI blue & yellow paint. All were eventually sold to various railroads throughout North America. Canada is represented on this run by Roberval & Saguenay, a Quebec shortline. Mexico is represented by two Nacionales de México C420s. These locomotives are notable as being some of the few N de M diesels set up to run long hood forward and their paint scheme reflects this. Two short lines round out the set with Buffalo Southern 2010 being a former Susquehanna unit that is still in service today. The short-lived Vermont Northern operated a line that eventually became the Lamoille Valley Railroad.
- Newly redesigned AAR type B truck sideframes with optional bearing covers
- Flat or “step” pilots used where appropriate
- Long hood with or without dynamic brake detail used where appropriate
- 3,100 gallon fuel tank
- Long Island Railroad units will feature correct air horn placement and include smoke deflectors for the long hood
Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps, cab sun shades and more!
See through step detail on sill
Etched metal radiator walkway
Painted crew members
Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
Directional lighting with golden-white LEDs
Atlas Master Series Gold Additional Features:
Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC
QSI® Titan Sound Decoder Features Including:
(Atlas Master Series Gold locomotives only)
NEW QSI Titan Sound Technology
2nd Generation, proprietary sound processor for an increase in sound quality and variety
Ability to cut, paste and upgrade to new sounds with the Quantum Programmer (sold separately)
64 simultaneous sound channels
Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode.
Roadname: Delaware & Hudson (ex-Long Island)
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