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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000108 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Arkansas & Missouri - 60

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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000108 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Arkansas & Missouri - 60

Brand/Importer Atlas Model Railroad
Manufacturer Generic China
Stock Number 10000108
Original Retail Price $259.95
Country of Manufacture China
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Body Style Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Road/Company Name Arkansas & Missouri (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 60
Paint Color(s) Maroon Red
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel-Set Type/Construction Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile RP-25
Multipack No
Series Name Atlas Master Series Gold
Recommended Age Group 14+
Announcement Date 0000-00-00
Release Date 2007-05-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel Electric
Model Subtype Alco C420
Model Variety Low Nose Phase I with Dynamic Brakes
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Prototype Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978

Recommended Age Group Information:
Recommended For Age Group 14 and Older.

Body Style Information:
With etched metal radiator walkways, fine-scale handrails, see-through step detail on sills, and painted crew members, the Atlas Model Railroad Alco Century 420 diesel locomotives have an array of separately-applied scale detail parts like cab sun shades, coupler cut levers, drop steps, handrails, metal grab irons, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, and windshield wipers.

For optimum performance at all speeds, the models are driven by five-pole skewed armature motors, with dual flywheels.

The C420s have directional lighting and golden-white LEDs.

Decoder-Ready, Atlas Master Series Silver models are fitted with an NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC use.

With authentic sounds, Atlas Master Series Gold models are fitted with dual-mode decoders that run on DCC, or traditional DC equipped layouts.

Road/Company Information:
The Arkansas & Missouri was established in 1986 by the same people who brought us the Maryland & Delaware Railroad. Burlington Northern had lost interest in and sold the former Frisco route from Monett, Missouri south to Fort Smith, Arkansas by way of Springdale, Fayetteville and Van Buren. The route also includes a branch to Bentonville. In total they run 139 miles of railroad. Most of the customers are located on the middle third of the railroad between Fayetteville and Bentonville. Traffic includes aluminum, animal feed, food products, grain, lumber, paper, plastics, sand, scrap, steel and minerals.

The A&M was an all-Alco powered road (Alco was also the preferred locomotive brand on sister road Maryland & Delaware.) That ended in 2013 when A&M acquired a trio of SD70Ace units that now lead the heaviest trains. A&M also runs tourist trains through the scenic Boston Mountains between April and November each year.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 10:27:08. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 13:27:08

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