HO Atlas Trainman ALCo RS-36, ESU LokSound, N&W #2872
Atlas HO Trainman® ALCo RS-36, Gold Series with ESU LokSound/DCC
Norfolk & Western #2872
Atlas Item # 10 002 667
The Atlas Trainman® low nose RS-32 / RS-36 model uses the same smooth-running drive as our Atlas Classic RS-11 locomotive. This model will come with or without dynamic brakes as appropriate per road name.
NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
True scale dimensions with accurate details
Separately applied hand rails and end railings
Locating dimples for grab irons
Realistic die-cast underframes
Equipped with AccuMate® Couplers
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.
ESU Sound Functionality Features
Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.
Designated as a “DL701” by ALCo, the 1,800hp RS-36 was only slightly more successful than the RS32, with a total of 40 units produced between 1961 and 1963. Interestingly the DL701 designation was also used for the RS-11 locomotive, and this has been the cause of some confusion when tallying fleet rosters. The largest purchaser of RS36s was Delaware & Hudson with a total of 12 units. These units served the D&H well, operating in road and local freight service through the 1980s. A few units even lasted into the 1990s holding yard and local assignments, serving their original owner for nearly 30 years. Norfolk & Western eventually amassed a larger fleet than the D&H, with the acquisition of Nickel Plate’s 11 units, giving N&W a total fleet of 17 units (some with high short hoods). Other original owners included Tennessee Central, Apache, Atlantic & Danville and Chicago & North Western (single unit order).
Given their very low production numbers, it is interesting to note that a handful of RS-32 locomotives can still be found in service today on a few US shortlines and tourist railroads.
|Dimensions||11.50 x 3.50 x 2 in|
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