Historical Information: C420 (four-axle 2000hp) road switcher diesel locomotives were produced by ALCO between June 1963 and August 1978.
This Atlas HO scale C420 Master Series Gold locomotive is sound equipped with a LokSound decoder. The many features of the locomotive include a five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds, and directional lighting with golden-white LEDs. Additional features include windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps, cab sun shades, see through step detail on sill, etched metal radiator walkway, painted crew members, and a 3100 gallon fuel tank. Flat or “step” pilots are used as appropriate for this road name. AccuMate® knuckle couplers are standard and it also comes with a coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers.
LokSound features include a dual-mode decoder that allows your locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Sound functionality includes over 20 sound effects (including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more), 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals. Also featured are manual and automatic notching modes with the ability to change modes on the fly for true realism.
Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting functions of the LokSound Select decoder can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system.
Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)
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New York State residents will be charged sales tax at checkout.
This model train engine comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (except for shipping charges). Item must be returned in the original packaging and in satisfactory condition. We take the hit and resell it as used.