7517 EMD SW7, L&N 2255, Gray & Yellow, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC. The EMD SW7 is a 1,200 horsepower diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between October 1949 and January 1951. At 1,200 horsepower, the SW7 replaced the 1,000 horsepower NW2 in the EMD catalog. The SW7 was reasonably priced and was widely popular, being found on over 50 railroads and numerous industries (where some can still be found in use today). The SW7 was 44 feet long and equipped with the standard B-B truck arrangement.
Typical distinguishing features of the SW7 switchers, compared to the NW2s, are a full-height radiator grill on the front (Phase 1), dual versus single headlights and rear lights, and the tops of the front cab windows are straight, rather than curved like the NW2's. In this production, we are offering models in seven prototypical paint schemes, two non-prototypical paint schemes (denoted with "NP"), and also one Unpainted model. Each model is equipped with the Paragon4 DC/DCC Sound & Control System.
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, Smokestacks, Horn, and Bell. Dual and Single Headlight Options Accurate for Each Paint Scheme.
Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD SW7 Switchers. Will Operate on Code 55, Code 70, and Code 80 Rail. Minimum Operating Radius: 9 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. Specifications on this page subject to change.