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I just got the March announcements from Atlas.....

The S2 is going to be available with sound by Loksound as well as standard DC versions.

http://download.atlasrr.com/0313MCPDF/MARCH2013-CONSUMER.pdf
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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:44:37 PM »
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No WM...

I bet this thing sells out quickly...
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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 03:32:11 PM »
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I'm definitely in for a Gold version in Pennsy.
It looks like I won't be buying much for awhile.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 03:38:19 PM »
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I bet this thing sells out quickly...

I agree.  Looking at the heavy-hitter roadnames they are offering up, it's clear that Atlas is swinging for the fences with this one!

I wish the S2 was something I needed...it will be interesting to hear what it sounds like.  I had the opportunity to hear and ride a real one (ex-Dept of Energy/Pantex #740-8 at the Amarillo Railroad Museum) this past summer and it is certainly unique!  For more info including video: http://amarillorailmuseum.com/switcher.html .   I suppose if they did that one I might be ponying up, but I don't think I'm gonna hold my breath...lol.  (it's not a project I would take on to custom paint, at least for now.  Must.  Resist.)   Regardless, I'm happy for you guys that need one and I'm glad to see Atlas get "back in the game."
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 03:40:04 PM »
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I wish i needed one too - but that Santa Fe one looks nice.
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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 03:41:35 PM »
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Choices, choices - do I get 2 without sound or 1 with?

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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 03:47:17 PM »
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Bob, consider what aspects of Pennsy you're modeling and the proper ratios of switchers to road locos should flow from that and make the choice easier.  Like for me, I'm more road engines.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 03:48:11 PM »
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going with sound all the way!! hopefully can get enough hobby money together to get 2!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
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Dave, the thing with PRR is that they had a ton of switchers and probably more models and makes than any other railroads for its day.  Gotta check my references to see if and what S2 units had mu so I can run a couple together in a local or short coal train.

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 04:04:15 PM »
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Looks like none of the PRR S2s had mu.  Most were assigned to Buffalo, NY and some to the New York Division.  I do remember seeing an S unit running dead in a train on the CV branch many years ago. 

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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 04:12:44 PM »
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I don't need one but I have to have one of the Santa Fe's with sound.

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 05:00:53 PM »
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It's going to look mighty odd with the speaker strapped to the roof..... :o

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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 05:15:23 PM »
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Tempted to get a CP S-2, but we'll see. Not interested in sound, though... to me its the Dreadnought syndrome; once you build one you've made the balance of your fleet obsolete. Also, every video I've seen on youtube of sound equipped locomotives tends to be a cacophony of horn blowing.
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Re: The "Official" Atlas S2 announcement is out... Gold Series w/ Sound
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 05:23:27 PM »
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Tempted to get a CP S-2, but we'll see. Not interested in sound, though... to me its the Dreadnought syndrome; once you build one you've made the balance of your fleet obsolete. Also, every video I've seen on youtube of sound equipped locomotives tends to be a cacophony of horn blowing.

I'll get at least one of the sound loco's.

But I gotta say after hearing it for a few minutes I've had more than enough.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 07:04:24 PM »
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I want one! Wait, one? I want all 3 PRR but I don't really need that many.   :lol:  I'll have to check my Wither's books to see how common they were in the Northern Division - Buffalo line.  Unfortunately I'm not doing Buffalo so Ebenezer yard doesn't factor in.   From Olean down to Renovo was, from what I can tell, a stronghold for FM and Baldwin switchers so I think that not many ALCo products were around.  But I'm stretching the facts on enough other things that a little more won't hurt.

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