BLI 4434 Streamlined PRR K4s, #3768, 1936 Version, Later DGLE Paint, Low-mounted Keystone, 180P75 Tender, w/ Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

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A number of K4s locomotives had streamlining applied over the years. All were later removed, restoring the locomotives to their original appearance. In February 1936, locomotive #3768 was clad in a shroud designed by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy. This highly concealing, enveloping streamlined casing hid most of the functionality of the steam locomotive, leading to its nickname of The Torpedo by train crews. At first, the locomotive was not painted in standard Dark Green Locomotive Enamel (DGLE) but instead in a bronze color. It was later refinished in DGLE. A matching tender ran on unusual six-wheel trucks. Like most streamlined steam locomotives, the shrouds impeded maintenance and the covers over the wheels were later removed. For a time, the locomotive was the preferred engine for the Broadway Limited train. Were proud to offer this iconic steam locomotive to our serious PRR modelers.

FEATURES

  • NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDER with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
  • Synchronized Puffing Smoke with each Chuff
  • Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing
  • Locomotive Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis
  • Tender Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail Equipped with Traction Tires Minimum
  • Operating Radius: 18 in or greater

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