BLI 6839 EMD F3A, CN 9005, Olive Green & Imitation Gold, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, N

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The EMD F3 is a 1,500 horsepower diesel locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between 1945 and 1949.   The F3 was the third model in EMD's successful F-unit series of cab unit diesels, and it was the second most produced of the series behind the F7.  The F3's were widely used in both freight and passenger service, and in total, EMD built more than 1,100 A-units and almost 700 B-units. 

In this production, we are modeling A and B-units from nine railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers and paint schemes.  We are offering A-B sets with Powered A-units (w/ Paragon4 Sound) and unpowered B-units, and also separate single A and B-units with our full Paragon4 DC/DCC/Sound system.  All of our models have road-specific details and lighting. 

Road-specific detail options in this production, prototypically accurate for each road name:

  • Pilot prototypical for paint scheme

  • Operating Mars Light where prototypical

  • Small horizontal and Large 45-degree numberboards

  • Prototypical horn

  • Water fill hatch location

  • Sand fill hatch location

  • Dynamic brake where prototypical

  • Cooling fans and exhaust hatch accurate per each prototype 

  • Winterization hatch present where prototypically accurate

  • Multiple MU door options on front of model

  • Multiple skirt options above fuel tank

  • Ladder rest grab irons present where prototypically accurate

  • Grab iron ladder present where prototypically accurate

  • Eyebrow grab irons present where prototypically accurate

  • Grab irons above cab side windows where prototypically accurate

  • Roof antenna present and correct where prototypically accurate

  • Front and Rear lift lug present where accurate

  • Nose door number plate present where accurate

  • Trainphone antenna present where accurate

 

Industry-leading Model Features:
 
 
  • 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

  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up

  • ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber Painting

  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers

  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Grab Irons, Horns, and Bell

  • Prototypical Light Operation

  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD F3 Diesel Locomotive

  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)

  • Will Operate on Code 55 and Code 70 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 Features:

  • 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

  • High Resolution Audio

  • 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

  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal

  • 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.


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