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  H15/H16-44 - LokSound and DCC
Master(R) Gold




Expected 04/30/2020

In the late 1940s, the design team at Fairbanks-Morse (FM) set out to develop an 8-cylinder 1,500-horsepower all-purpose road switcher using their opposed-piston diesel engine design. By September 1947 FM had produced the first H15-44 locomotive in the form of Demonstrator “FM 1500”. The hood-unit style body included distinctive features such as slightly sloped ends, rounded corners, oval cab-side windows and a raised, rounded headlight base on each end.

The first purchaser of the H15-44 was Monon, who quickly bought both the demonstrator and the second unit built in December 1947. Three units were then built for Rio Grande before additional demonstrators were produced later in 1948. Before production ended in mid-1949, a total of 35 units had been built, with Jersey Central owning the most units (14 total).

By 1950 other builders had increased the horsepower of their competing road switchers, and FM responded with the 8-cylinder 1,600-horsepower H16-44 model. The earliest units were externally very similar to the previous H15-44. MKT 1591 was initially ordered as an H15-44, but was upgraded to 1,600hp during production.

The first true production H16-44s were ordered by Jersey Central. Several large railroads purchased this model, including Santa Fe, New York Central, Southern and Pennsylvania. A total of 99 units would be produced before production of the “phase I” version ended in December 1952. FM continued to produce H16-44s with phase II and III body styles through 1963.

Our model represents the “phase I” body style of both the H15-44 and H16-44 that was produced between 1947 and 1952. Options include FM or AAR truck side frames, high or low-mounted headlights, early or late-production phase 1 hoods and a removable fuel tank skirt.

 

Features:

•Bi-directional red and green LED marker lamps that work in DCC and analog mode

•Realistic die-cast underframe

•Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds

•Directional lighting

•Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers

•Painted crew figures

•Separately-installed scale windshield wipers and fine scale handrails

•Separately-applied coupler cut levers and trainline hoses

•Separately-applied fuel tank skirt as appropriate by railroad

•Etched metal radiator grilles

•AAR-B or FM-style truck sideframes as appropriate by railroad

•Gold version will be sound equipped with ESU Loksound

 

Silver Sound Ready™

Atlas Silver Sound Ready models are equipped with a speaker for easy conversion to sound with the addition of a decoder. If you need

assistance with the upgrade of a Sound Ready model, please contact Atlas Customer Service at 908-687-0880 or csdept@atlasrr.com

 

Sound Functionality Featur es (Gold Models Only):

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.

 

150-10003550 H15-44 - Sound and DCC - Master(R) Gold -- UNION PACIFIC #1329

Retail $279.95

Discount Price $209.95


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150-10003549 H15-44 - Sound and DCC - Master(R) Gold -- UNION PACIFIC #1327

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150-10003548 H16-44 GOLD SOUTHERN [AGS] #6548

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150-10003547 H16-44 GOLD SOUTHERN [AGS] #6546

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150-10003546 H16-44 GOLD PENNSYLVANIA #8816

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150-10003545 H16-44 GOLD PENNSYLVANIA #8810

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150-10003544 H16-44 GOLD NEW YORK CENTRAL #7011

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150-10003543 H16-44 GOLD NEW YORK CENTRAL #7001

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150-10003542 H16-44 GOLD NEW HAVEN [POST MCGINNIS] #594

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150-10003541 H16-44 GOLD NEW HAVEN [POST MCGINNIS] #593

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150-10003540 H16-44 GOLD MILWAUKEE ROAD #429

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150-10003539 H16-44 GOLD MILWAUKEE ROAD #428

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150-10003538 H16-44 GOLD LONG ISLAND [DASHING DAN] #1506

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150-10003537 H16-44 GOLD LONG ISLAND [DASHING DAN] #1501

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150-10003536 H15-44 GOLD ROCK ISLAND #401

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150-10003535 H15-44 GOLD ROCK ISLAND #400

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150-10003534 H16-44 GOLD JERSEY CENTRAL #19

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150-10003533 H16-44 GOLD JERSEY CENTRAL #18

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150-10003532 H15-44 SILVER UNION PACIFIC #1329

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Discount Price $127.95


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150-10003531 H15-44 SILVER UNION PACIFIC #1327

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150-10003530 H16-44 SILVER SOUTHERN [AGS] #6548

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150-10003529 H16-44 SILVER SOUTHERN [AGS] #6546

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150-10003528 H16-44 SILVER PENNSYLVANIA #8816

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150-10003527 H16-44 SILVER PENNSYLVANIA #8810

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150-10003526 H16-44 SILVER NEW YORK CENTRAL #7011

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150-10003525 H16-44 SILVER NEW YORK CENTRAL #7001

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150-10003524 H16-44 SILVER NEW HAVEN [POST MCGINNIS] #594

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150-10003523 H16-44 SILVER NEW HAVEN [POST MCGINNIS] #593

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150-10003522 H16-44 SILVER MILWAUKEE ROAD #429

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150-10003521 H16-44 SILVER MILWAUKEE ROAD #428

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150-10003520 H16-44 SILVER LONG ISLAND [DASHING DAN] #1506

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150-10003519 H16-44 SILVER LONG ISLAND [DASHING DAN] #1501

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150-10003518 H15-44 SILVER ROCK ISLAND #401

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150-10003517 H15-44 SILVER ROCK ISLAND #400

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150-10003516 H16-44 SILVER JERSEY CENTRAL #19

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150-10003515 H16-44 SILVER JERSEY CENTRAL #18

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