Atlas #10002660 HO RS-36 Locomotive, Apache Bicentennial No. 800, Gold Series, Sound
Item #: 73816
List Price $259.95
Super Buy Price! $179.95
Given their very low production numbers, it is interesting to note that a handful of RS-32 and RS-36 locomotives can still be found in service today on a few US shortlines and tourist railroads.
The Atlas Trainman® low nose RS-32 / RS-36 model uses the same smooth-running drive as the Atlas Classic RS-11 locomotive. This model will come with or without dynamic brakes as appropriate per road name.
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).
•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.
Atlas no. 10002660