BLI 6740 EMD SW7, ACL 645, Purple/Silver/Yellow, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

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From February 1939 through December 1949, the General Motors Electro-Motive Division built 1,145 EMD NW2 1,000 horsepower switcher locomotives.   The NW2 was widely popular, with more than fifty Class 1 railroads purchasing more than 1,100 NW2's.   They were also popular with industries, and several were purchased by the US Navy.  The NW2's were equipped with EMD's new 12-cylinder, 567A prime mover.  The NW2 was 44 feet long and equipped with the standard B-B truck arrangement.  Typical distinguishing features of the NW2 switchers include two stacks in the middle of the hood, a half-height radiator grill on the front, no sand box on the front platform, no small louvers at the front corners, and the tops of the front cab windows are curved to match the curve of the roof.   Our model is of the phase V locomotives.   The main difference between the Phase V and the Phase 1-4 NW2's is the slope of the long hood just ahead of the cab.  

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 eight prototypical paint schemes of both the NW2 and the SW7.  We will also offer an unpainted version of each.  Each  model is equipped with the Paragon4 DC/DCC Sound & Control System.

 

 

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

  • Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature

  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up

  • ABS Plastic Body with Die Cast Chassis

  • Premium Caliber Painting

  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers 

  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Cab Glass, Smokestacks, Bell, and More!

  • Factory-Installed Engineer Figure

  • Prototypical Light Operation

  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD NW2 & SW7 Switchers

  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)

  • Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail

  • Minimum Operating Radius:  18 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 capacitor pack to navigate imperfect track

  • Capacitor Pack automatically disabled on program track for full compatibility with JMRI Decoder Pro

  • 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 Whistle 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 - When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot.  When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice.  When moving in reverse. toots three times.

  • 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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