There were 81 original Light Pacific's built in 1919, and these were delivered to ACL, B&O, GTW, M&O (GM&O), and L&N. Subsequently, each of these railroads built copies, and several other railroads operated locomotives with similar dimensions and equipment.The Light Pacific's were limited to 54,000 lbs load per axle, versus 60,000 for the Heavy Pacific's, and this allowed the Light Pacific's to run on most main lines. Our Heavy and Light models follow the original designs closely. Railroad specific variations are not modeled on these locomotives.
Many of the Pacific's used the same 10,000 gallon tender as the USRA Mikado's, and our models uses this 10,000 gallon tender. In this production run, we will offer two locomotive numbers for each prototypical railroad.
We are also building models of several similar 4-6-2 Pacific's in attractive paint schemes, and we will build one Christmas-themed engine painted in red, green, and gold. Additionally, we will offer one unlettered Heavy Pacific and one unlettered Light Pacific. Both are painted black, with graphite firebox and smokebox, and are ready to be decorated and run on any railroad you like. Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING. Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments.Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC. Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation. Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes.
Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight. Die Cast Boiler Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort. Traction Tires for Additional Tractive Effort. Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell. Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 Rail.Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches. Paragon3 Sound & Control System Features.
Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound). Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation.
Quillable Whistle for various whistle lengths and patterns. Choice of 3 selectable Whistles. 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.
Johnson Bar or Power Reverse Sound at Direction Change. Multiple Realistic Passenger and Crew Sounds play on command.
Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder. Fully Compatible with JMRI Decoder Pro. Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal - When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot.
When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice. When moving in reverse, toots three times. Chuff sound intensity varies with load.Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects. Specifications on this page subject to change.