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June 11, 2008

Atlas O June '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1For June '08 Atlas O announced new paint schemes for the Atlas O RS-1 Locomotive and Atlas O 40' Wood Reefer.  The Atlas O 17,600 Gallon Trinity Corn Syrup Tank Car is available in new road numbers and schemes and the Atlas O Industrial Rail product line up gets new Work Train 3-Packs.  The deadline for placing orders for these new products is July 15th.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

April 23, 2008

Atlas Quarterly All-Scales Catalog Available On-Line

Atlas released the Spring edition of their quarterly All Scales catalog last week.  Check it out here.

April 15, 2008

Atlas O Spring 2008 York Preview

Atlaso_1Atlas O gets it and continues to use YouTube to communicate with customers and fans of Atlas O and O Gauge model railroading.  Atlas O's latest video is a 2008 Spring York preview.

You can also view the video here.

April 10, 2008

Atlas O April '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O has announced new paint schemes for Atlas O F-2/F-3 Locomotives, the Atlas O MP15DC Locomotive, the Atlas O Trainman 52' 6" Flat Car w/ Pipe Load, Atlas O Industrial Rail Train Sets and Atlas  O Industrial Rail Trolley Sets.  The Atlas O 40' Steel Reefer gets both new paint schemes and road numbers.  Check out the Atlas O website for details.

March 01, 2008

Atlas O March '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O has announced new paint schemes for the Atlas O USRA 0-6-0 Locomotives, new paint schemes and numbers for the Atlas O DASH 8-40BW & 32BHW Locomotives and a new Industrial Rail O-27 4-Bay Coal Hopper.  Visit the Atlas O website for more details.

February 22, 2008

Watch The Atlas VideoCast About The Springfield MA "Big E" Train Show

Atlas has posted a video they recorded at the Springfield MA "Big E" show.  It is great to see one of the major manufacturers embracing new means to spread the word about model railroading!  Great work Atlas.

February 13, 2008

Atlas O February '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1The Atlas O "mini-catalog" for February contains new paint schemes and road numbers for the following products.

Atlas O DASH 8-40B Locomotive
Atlas O Coalveyor
Atlas O 55 Ton Coal Hopper

New paints schemes for  Atlas O Industrial Rail™ Motorized Trolley and  Atlas O Industrial Rail™ Tank Car.

See the Atlas O website for more details.

January 11, 2008

Atlas O January '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O's January '08 "mini-catalog" includes new paint schemes and road numbers for the following  products:

Atlas O GP60/60M/60B Locomotives
Atlas O PS-4427 Hopper
Atlas O 40' USRA Composite Gondola

And new paint schemes for the Atlas O 40' Wood Reefer.

Visit the Atlas O website for more details.

October 08, 2007

Atlas O October '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O announced several new paint schemes for the following products in their Atlas O line:

ALCO C-630 and C-628 Locomotives
Gunderson Twin-Stack Cars
40' Containers
40' Steel Rebuilt Box Car

The Atlas O Trainman RSD 7/15 Locomotive is also available in several new paint schemes.

Those who collect Altas O's billboard refers will be interested in Atlas' newly announced Icing House and Icing Platform kits

Be sure to visit the Atlas O website for more details.

October 06, 2007

Atlas O Announces 2008 Golden Spike Club Car

Atlaso_1Atlas O will be offering a complimentary 50' PS-1 plug door box car in Naperville Junction Railway livery to initial or renewal Golden Spike Club memberships in 2008.   Membership in the club costs $50.00 and includes other perks from Atlas including special members only offers and promotions.  More details about the Golden Spike Club are available at the Atlas website.

September 08, 2007

Atlas O September '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O announced several new paint schemes for their Atlas O line including:

GP-9 Locomotive
SW Series Locomotives
40' 1937 AAR Single Door Box Cars
40' Rebuilt Wood Reefer

Also, the Atlas O 55 Ton Coal Hopper gets a new body style and Atlas' Industrial Rail line gets two new products, a Refrigerator Car and a flat car loaded with a 1939 Mercury Club Coupe.

Be sure to visit the Atlas O website for more details.

August 09, 2007

Atlas O August '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O announced this week several new paint schemes available for their C 424/425 Locomotive, X-29 Box Car, 40' Airslide Hopper and 17,360 Gallon Tank Car.  Atlas O also announced that a bay window caboose has been added to their Trainman line.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

June 29, 2007

Atlas O July '07 Announcments

Atlaso_1For July, Atlas O has announced new road numbers and paint schemes for the Atlas O GP35 locomotive, new road numbers and paint schemes for the Atlas O Standard Cupola Caboose, a special anniversary 4-pack of Atlas O 36' wood reefers, new paint schemes for the Atlas O 40' Steel Reefer, a new 50' 6" boxcar added to the Atlas O Trainman product line and new Atlas O Trainman sets.  I love the D&H RS-3 set.  Deadline for ordering these new products is August 15, 2007.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

June 09, 2007

Atlas O June '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1For June, Atlas O has announced new paint schemes for the Atlas O 17.6k gallon Trinity  Corn Syrup Tank Car, a new C&O  Caboose for the Atlas O Industrial Rail line,  new paint schemes for the Atlas O Trainman PS2 3-bay covered hoppers and several new Atlas O Trainman buildings, including a  sharp looking 2 stall engine house.  Deadline for ordering these new products is July 13, 2007.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

May 10, 2007

Atlas O May '07 Announcements

Atlas O has a number of new announcements for May '07.  See the "New Announcements" section of the Atlas O website for all the details.   The new MP15DC Switcher looks like a very nice piece.

Atlas also announced the production of a new periodical entitled "The Atlas Modeler".  Read the introductory issue here.

April 24, 2007

Atlas O at TCA Open House

The folks at the TCA's National Toy Train Museum posted a video of Atlas O's presentation that took place at the TCA's Spring '07 open house.  Watch Jim Weaver's presentation here.

UPDATE:  Atlas O's 2007 Spring/Summer Catalog available on-line here.

April 08, 2007

Atlas O April '07 Announcements

For April, Altas O announced several new paint schemes for their SD40 Locomotives, 50' PS1 Plug Door Boxcars, 89' 4" Inter-modal Flat Cars and 45' Trailers.  Glad to see the SD40 being offered in one of my favorite paint schemes, the Jersey Central's "Red Baron".

March 12, 2007

Atlas O March '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1Interesting new product news from Atlas O this month.  The one thing that caught my eye was the announcement of a number of new Industrial Rail O-27 products.  New products include several ready-to-run train starter sets, trolley starter sets, roadbed track, transformers and a 4-4-2 steam locomotive.  And, taking a page out of Lionel's marketing book, Atlas will also be offering Industrial Rail add-on and expansion packs.  They also announced a new 53' 6" wooden express reefer, a Trainman 52' flat car and a PRR Style track  signal.

It will be interesting to see how Atlas O's Industrial Rail ready-to-run starter sets fare against the perennial favorite in the category, Lionel.   Not having seen the new sets in action, I'm curious to find out what differentiating factors will sway beginners to choose the Industrial Rail sets over Lionel.  Having a MSRP of $259.95, which is $60 higher than Lionel's Pennsylvania Flyer set, doesn't help. 

I wonder if Atlas plans to sell these sets to retailers outside of the local hobby shop distribution channel?  Regardless, it's nice to see another company focusing their sights on the low-end of the O Gauge market. 

February 08, 2007

Atlas O February '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O's "mini-catalog" for February 2007 was released this week.  The catalog offers up new road numbers and new road names for Atlas O's 50 ton war emergency hopper and 60' auto parts box car, new paint schemes for 3 & 6 bay cylindrical hoppers, new paint schemes for the Atlas O Trainman Extended Vision Caboose, and a new RS-3 locomotive added to the Trainman series.   The new RS-3 is a nice piece, especially in the Delaware & Hudson paint scheme.

The deadline for placing guaranteed orders for the above products is 2/28/07.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

January 03, 2007

Atlas O January '07 Announcements

Atlaso_1The list of new products from Atlas O for January, 2007 includes EMD F2/F3 Phase 1 A & B unit locomotives.  The A & B unit locomotives are available in 2 or 3 rail versions, powered or unpowered and are expected to be delivered in July, 2007.  According to Atlas O's presentation at the Fall TCA Open House, this will be the first in a series of the legendary F units produced by Atlas O. 

Atlas also unveiled 5 new paint schemes for their highly collectible O 40' Woodside Reefer lineGlasser, Crandell Co., Meeter's Sauerkraut, Pabst-ett, Stokely's, and Sun Rayed will all be available in 2 rail (MSRP $67.95) and 3 rail (MSRP $62.95) versions with an expected delivery date of May, 2007.

See www.atlaso.com for more details.

 

Related Posts
The "Atlas Report" Holiday Edition Available
TCA Fall '06 Open House Recap - Part 3
First Steam Locomotive for Atlas O Announced
Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail

December 23, 2006

Atlas O Announces First Golden Spike Club Car

Atlas_2007_club_car Atlas O has announced the production of a new annual "members only" car available only to those who join Atlas' Golden Spike club.  The inaugural car will be a "Clicquot Club" 40' billboard wood reefer.  Anyone who joins the Golden Spike club by March 31, 2007 will receive the 2007 Clicquot Club car.

The cost to join the Golden Spike club is $50.00 which is a good deal if you plan to collect these cars.  In addition to the car you get a club newsletter, membership card, club pin, first class mailing of catalogs and the opportunity to purchase special club offerings.   You can join the club by visiting the Atlas O website, or by telephone, (9am - 5pm, EST, Mon.-Fri.) at 908-687-9590 ext 7140.

December 02, 2006

Atlas O December Announcments

Atlaso_1Atlas O released their new product announcements for December.  New paint schemes for Altas O's ALCO RS-1 locomotive top the list.  The New York Central RS-1 is a beauty.  Atlas is also offering their USRA Double Sheathed Box Cars in new paint schemes and 2 new O-27 Industrial Rail models, a double door box car and 2 bay coal hopper

Atlas will be offering free UPS ground shipping to destinations in the Continental US on orders from their on-line store totaling $75 or more.  The free shipping offer ends February 2, 2006.

Visit the Atlas O website for more details.

Related Posts
The "Atlas Report" Holiday Edition Available
TCA Fall '06 Open House Recap - Part 3
First Steam Locomotive for Atlas O Announced

Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail

November 29, 2006

Atlas Hiring a Parts/Repair Department Manager

According to a post on the Atlas forum, Atlas is hiring a Parts/Repair Department Manager.  View the job description and qualifications here.

November 10, 2006

The "Atlas Report" Holiday Edition Now Available

The folks over at Atlas Model Railroad Co. periodically produce an on-line newsletter, the Atlas Report, and the latest edition is now available here.  Check it out.

October 24, 2006

Atlas O Catalog Available On-Line

The 2006/2007 Fall Winter catalog from Atlas O is now available on-line.  You can access it from the Atlas O website.

October 19, 2006

TCA Fall '06 Open House - Recap Part 3

Atlas O and Lionel had plenty to announce at the open house.  First up was Atlas O's Jim Weaver.  He ran down all the interesting and new offerings for each of Atlas O's three product lines.

Atlas O Master Series:

  • Atlas O's first steam loco will be an USRA 0-6-0 switcher.  See my post here for more info.  Initial road names will be Pennsylvania, Burlington, Jersey Central, Union Pacific and unlettered.  Locomotives will be detailed specific to each road name.  Shipping is scheduled for April '07.

Click on the link below to read on

Continue reading "TCA Fall '06 Open House - Recap Part 3" »

October 17, 2006

Atlas O Golden Spike Club

It's York week so you can expect plenty of announcements from all the major O Gauge manufacturers this week.  Atlas O started the fun yesterday by announcing the formation of the Atlas O Golden Spike Club.  From the Atlas O web site:

“The purpose of this club is to give dedicated consumers an opportunity to obtain valuable information about Atlas O, LLC products and services, and provide them with the ability to purchase special items,? said Jim Weaver, vice-president of Atlas O. “Members will be able to purchase special products designed specifically for club members. Most importantly, any special cars offered to club members will always be decorated in prototypical paint schemes, a hallmark of Atlas O products.?

The cost to join the club is $50 per year.  See the Atlas O web site for more details.

Related posts:
First Steam Locomotive For Atlas O Announced
Atlas O Announcements (Oct '06)

October 09, 2006

First Steam Locomotive For Atlas O Announced

Atlasosteam Atlas O announced today their first production steam locomotive will be available for ordering as part of the November 2006 monthly catalog with a delivery date of April 2007.  The USRA 0-6-0 Switcher will be the first offering in what Atlas O is calling their "Founders Series".  Atlas teased the coming of a steam model in their previous catalogs and now it is a reality.  From the press release:

"The 0-6-0 is based upon a standardized design created by the   United States Railway Administration (USRA) and was a frequent sight on railroads   big and small throughout the country. Four road names will be available upon   release, including Burlington, Central of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Union Pacific.

Click on the link below to read on

Continue reading "First Steam Locomotive For Atlas O Announced" »

October 07, 2006

Atlas O Announcements

Atlaso_1 Atlas O made two announcements this week.  First, they announced the offerings in their monthly "mini catalog" which includes 2 new items in the Atlas O Trainman line. Items include:


Atlas also announced they will be doing something new at the Fall '06 TCA York meet.  "Behind the Booth" seminars will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, 10/19 and 10 am on Friday, 10/20 at the Atlas O booth (#LL-1, in the Orange Hall).  Limited seating will be available and will be first come, first serve.  The seminar will consist of 3 20 minute presentations.  According to the Atlas O news flash email, speakers will be:
Click on the link below to read on

Continue reading "Atlas O Announcements" »

August 03, 2006

Atlas O New Product Announcements - August '06

Atlas O announced it's August "mini catalog" today.  3 items this month including a new model of a 17,600 gallon Trinity Syrup Tank car, new paint schemes for the 70 ton covered hopper (the Chessie version should look nice) and new paint schemes for the PS-4427 low side hopper.  The deadline for placing a guaranteed order for these items is August 29, 2006.  See the Atlas O website for more details.

 

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TCA Open House Part 2
Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail

July 02, 2006

Atlas O New Product Announcements

Good news for fans of 0-27.  In Atlas O's monthly list of new product announcements there are several Industrial Rail 0-27 products (Atlas purchased Industrial Rail earlier this year).  The list includes a Single Door Box Car, Plug Door Boxcar, Gondola with Pipe Load, Skeleton Log Car, Flatcar and a Single Dome Tank Car.  The box cars will retail for $27.95 and the others will retail for $32.95. Delivery dates range from October '06 though January '07 and each will be offered in various road names. See the Atlas O website for more details.

Atlas also announced new paint schemes and road numbers for their O Scale GP-9 locomotive and new paint schemes for their "Extended Vision" Caboose.

 

Related Posts
Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail
TCA Open House - Part 2
New Products From Atlas O (June)

June 08, 2006

New Announcements From Atlas O

Atlas O has announced on their web site the availability a new paint scheme and new road numbers for their O Dash 8 40 B/BW and 32BHW locomotives.  The new paint scheme is Conrail Quality and the new road numbers are available for Norfolk Southern, BNSF, Amtrak and Santa Fe. They also announced new paint schemes for their O 36' Wood Refrigerator Cars.  The paint schemes include Atlantic Seaboard Dispatch, Libby's, Swift Premium Bacon, Swift Premium Ham, T.N. Fosse and Wescott & Winks "Jersey Gold".  Visit the Atlas O web site or your local Atlas O dealer for more details.

 

Related Posts

New Atlas O Products Announced (May)
TCA Open House - Part 2

Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail

May 04, 2006

New Atlas O Products Announced

Several new items including Atlas O 50' PS-1 Plug Door Box Cars, Trainman 40' Hy-Cube Box Cars, and  Atlas O and Trainman PS-2 Covered Hoppers were announced on the Atlas O web site on May 3rd.  Atlas O also announced several new road names road numbers for their Atlas O GP-35 locomotives, Atlas O 8,000 Gallon Tank Cars and Atlas O 40' Rebuilt Wood Refers.  The deadline for placing guaranteed orders for these products is Wednesday, June 28, 2006.  See the Atlas O website or your authorized Atlas O dealer for more details.

April 19, 2006

TCA Open House - Part 2

Jim Weaver of Atlas O took the podium after Weaver.  Highlights from Mr. Weaver's presentation:

  • Mr. Weaver announced the Industrial Rail acquisition
  • There will be Industrial Rail Ready to Run train sets that will include a new transformer developed by Atlas O.
  • Locomotives for the Industrial Rail RTR sets will be newly developed and not Trainman locos.
  • When asked what track will be included with the Industrial Rail RTR sets, Mr. Weaver responded they were still working on that decision but said it would connect to Atlas O track (so it won't be Atlas O track).
  • Samples of the RTR set should be on display at the Fall '06 York show.  RTR sets are scheduled to be available for the 2007 product year.
  • Gunderson Twin Stack Cars will be on display at York and production should be complete in May/June '06.
  • X-29 boxcars will ship at end of month.
  • The Trainman GP15 is in production and scheduled for a June '06 delivery.
  • Trainman Alco RSD 15 "Alligator" high and low Nose versions will be produced and are scheduled to be available in early 2007 (unpowered versions will not be available)

View photos of the Atlas O models here.

April 06, 2006

Atlas O Purchases Industrial Rail

In a press release posted on the Atlas O forum portal on 4/5/06, Thomas W. Haedrich, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Atlas O, LLC announced that Atlas O, LLC  has purchased Industrial Rail from Hobbico.  Industrial Rail products include  0-27 sized freight cars, a trolley and a handcar.  According to Jim Weaver, Vice President of Atlas O:

"The acquisition of this O-27 Traditional Sized Line expands our appeal to all aspects of O gauge model railroading.  We will be reissuing six of the freight cars in all new paint schemes in Fall 2006"

The press release also indicated that Atlas O would be expanding it's newly acquired 0-27 Traditional Sized Line of products to included locomotives, track, accessories and complete train sets.

 

March 31, 2006

Atlas O Announces New Products

Atlas O announced they are taking reservations for several new products:

The deadline for placing guaranteed orders for the above products is May 29, 2006.

The latest Spring '06 issue of the Atlas RR Report is also available on the Atlas website.

March 10, 2006

Atlas Looking for Customer Service Rep

The Atlas company has a help wanted ad posted on their forum for a Customer Service Representative.  Qualifications include:

Ability to trouble shoot and repair N and HO scale locomotives, a must, (O scale engines a plus). You will communicate with customers daily via email and phone. Advanced computer skills are necessary. Need basic knowledge of layout building including track, switches, electrical and benchwork. Travel and participation at 3-6 nationwide shows annually is required.

March 03, 2006

Atlas O Announcement

Atlas O has announced new paint schemes and road numbers for the following:

February 18, 2006

New Pictures Posted on Atlas Website

Atlas O has posted pictures of a few new products on their website.  The are:

Gunderson Stack Cars

45' Containers

C-628 Locomotives

The Gunderson cars are beautiful.  Wish I had a big enough layout to run a string of them.

February 10, 2006

Atlas Responds to Switch Issues

Tom Haedrich, Chairman/CEO of Atlas O, LLC and Atlas Model Railroad company, through a post Atlas' O Scale Model Railroad forum, responds to  posts on the O Gauge forums, including their own, that question the quality of Atlas' switches and Atlas' commitment to fixing them.   In Mr. Haedrich's response, he admits that there have been a number of problems with their Atlas O switches, all of which have been rectified.  The post states:

Some noted Atlas O problems relate back to the insufficient rail joiners that arrived with the first shipment of O track back in 1997. Atlas O quickly redeveloped that rail joiner and supplied free replacements that consisted of a heavier stock and redesigned joiner. We found the initial switch machines were not stable enough and so we quickly

Continue reading "Atlas Responds to Switch Issues" »

January 06, 2006

Atlas Trains to Increase Prices by 10%

Received an email today from Atlas stating that prices of their products will increase by 10% on February 1st.  Get you orders in now before the increase.  The email reads:

Dear Atlas O Consumer,

Atlas O will increase prices in 2006. The approximate 10% increase will affect all track, structures, layouts and accessories.

Now for some good news! Atlas O will not be raising prices until February 1, 2006. You have a great opportunity from now till the end of January to contact your favorite Atlas O hobby shop stock up on all track, structures, layouts and accessories at the old prices. Some items are limited so don’t delay.

We appreciate your continued support of the fine products available through Atlas O and Atlas Model Railroad Company and we look forward to providing for future railroad needs.

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