Modeling Reviews Atlas N scale Fairbanks-Morse Train Master

Atlas N scale Fairbanks-Morse Train Master

By Cody Grivno | March 20, 2024

| Last updated on April 12, 2024

Latest run of model has new features

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The Atlas N scale Fairbanks-Morse Train Master, a part of the Master Line since 2000, is the subject of our latest Product Review video. Senior Editor Cody Grivno kicks things off by sharing a brief history of Erie-Lackawanna H24-66 No. 1854. Then he points features on the injection-molded plastic shell and demonstrates some of the sound and light features. Cody wraps up the video by running a freight train with the six-axle road unit.

The Atlas N scale Fairbanks-Morse Train Master is offered in Phase Ia, Ib, and II versions. Road names on the Phase Ia model are Erie-Lackawanna (gray, maroon, and yellow); Chihuahua Pacific (red and black); and Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (gray, maroon, and yellow). Paint schemes on Phase Ib models include Jersey Central (green and gold), Reading Co. (green and gold), and Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray). Phase II models are lettered for Canadian Pacific (gray, maroon, and yellow) and Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel). The model is offered in two to three road numbers per scheme.

The latest run of the Atlas N scale Fairbanks-Morse Train Master is offered with a factory-installed speaker (Silver Series) and a dual-mode ESU LokSound V5 sound decoder (Gold Series). The die-cast metal chassis also received an overhaul. Unlike previous releases that used a split-frame chassis, the new run has a solid chassis. Wires run from the wipers to the printed-circuit (PC) board, and from the PC board to the motor contacts.

Other features on the N scale Train Master include a Scale Speed motor; painted safety rails; directional, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights; etched metal grills; blackened metal wheels; and body-mounted Accumate couplers.

Direct-current models with a factory-installed speaker (Silver Series) are priced at $139.95. Models with a dual-mode ESU LokSound V5 decoder sell for $249.95.

Learn more about the Atlas N scale H24-66 Train Master in this Product Review. Product Review videos showcase the latest new items from manufacturers of products in Z, N, HO, S, O, and large scales. In the videos, you can watch locomotives in action, take a close-up look at details on freight cars, see kit components, and much more.

If you are a manufacturer and have products you would like reviewed, please email Senior Editor Cody Grivno at for more information.

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