This is BLI's second production of the USRA Light and Heavy 2-8-2 designs in N scale, commonly called Heavy Mikados and Light Mikados! There were 233 original USRA Heavy 2-8-2's built plus another 957 copies, covering 23 railroads. It was an extremely successful design. The USRA Heavy Mikados used pretty much the same running gear as the Light Mik's, but the boilers were 10 inches larger in diameter and they had larger cylinders as well.Tractive effort was about 10% higher for the heavy 2-8-2's. As for the USRA Light Mikados, the USRA built 625 total, with 641 copies built after the USRA ended control. With copies, over 50 railroads used the USRA Light 2-8-2's. BLI's models follow the original designs closely. Railroad specific variations are not modeled on these locomotives.
In most instances we offer two locomotive numbers for each railroad, and we are offering a painted model (black) with no lettering. Paragon4 Sound & Control System featuring ROLLING THUNDER. Integral Dual-Mode Decoder with Back EMF for Superb Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC. Precision Drive Mechanism Engineered for Heavy Towing and Smooth Slow Speed Operation.Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort. Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers.
Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Piping, Whistle, and Bell. Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the USRA 2-8-2s. Will Operate on Code 55, Code 70, and Code 80 Rail. Minimum Operating Radius: 9.75 inches.
Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon4: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon4 sound and control system. Each Paragon4 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed.Paragon4 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with superb back EMF motor control, improved DC motor control, built-in capacitor pack for more reliable electrical pick-up, industry best on-board sound with Rolling Thunder functionality, Pro Lighting Mode for prototypical light control, Switcher model for precise low speed control, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, and the same excellent detail level as Broadway Limited's Paragon3 Series models. Paragon4 Sound & Control System.
Operates in DC & DCC with improved DC speed control (use DCMaster for DC Sound). Built-In extra capacitance to navigate imperfect track. Pro Lighting Mode offers individual control of all lights on model.
Switcher Mode for precise low speed control. Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation. Quillable Horn for various whistle lengths and patterns. Choice of 3 selectable Horns.Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn and steam whistle - both the main whistle and alternate can be easily played. Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or slower bell. Numerous user-mappable functions with available keys. Multiple realistic passenger and crew sounds play on command. Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal. Prime Mover sound intensity varies with load. Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect. EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings.