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Rio Grande Product News – May 2022

Featured in the May 2022 Green Light

We try to capture the significant D&RGW models for Rio Grande modelers in the our Rio Grande Model News section of The Green Light Newsletter.  Here are the new product announcements that were in the May 2022 edition sent to members.

If we missed a product announcement, or you have a review you want to share, please let us know by commenting below or e-mailing us at:  GreenLight@rgmhs.org

Atlas Rio Grande O Scale 2-Rail & 3-Rail EMD GP-7 Phase II Locomotive

Atlas announced a new run of its EMD GP7 Locomotive with a scheduled release last month.  Introduced in 1949, the Electro-Motive 1500hp GP-7 combined the machinery of the F7 with a hood-type car body that offered high visibility and easy engine access. The GP-7 was used in pulling every conceivable type of train and was sometimes substituted for part of a set of cab units.

The new fully assembled and ready-to-run locomotive is in accurate D&RGW painting and printing that comes in three road numbers 5105, 5106 & 5111. It features a highly detailed body with die-cast metal chassis/sill unit, fuel tank, metal pilots and detailed die-cast trucks.  Operating diesel exhaust, all metal handrails and stanchions and grab irons are included.  The model comes with unpowered and powered options.  Powered models feature twin flywheel-equipped motors, directional golden-white LEDs,  with a minimum radius curve: 36". The three-rail TMCC features Electric Railroad Co.’s “Cruise Commander” Technology with improved RailSounds digital sound system and electro-couplers.  Two-Rail model features DC/DCC and is sound equipped.  MSRP for two-Rail and three-Rail GP-7 Phase 2 Rio Grande (5105 or 5111) powered is $499.95, the MSRP for unpowered model both in two-rail and three-rail( 5106 ) is $229.95.

For more information see your local hobby dealer or visit www.atlasrr.com




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