BLI 7637 EMD SD40, CP 5542, PacMan Scheme, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

Broadway Limited ImportsSKU: BWL00007637


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The EMD SD40 is an American 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors.   Between 1966 and 1972, GM built 1268 of these locomotives before introducing the new SD40-2.  The SD40s operated throughout the US and Canada for decades.  Broadway Limited Imports is proud to announce our first production of these diesel models in 2022.  Our first run will include models of ten different railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers, paint schemes, and road-specific details and lighting.  Each model has our newest Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC control system featuring Rolling Thunder, and is equipped with an integral GoPack capacitor pack.   

List of individually controllable lights in our EMD SD40 models:

  • Headlight

  • Rear Light

  • Mars Light (SP only)

  • Numberboard Lights (Front & Rear)

  • Front Classification Lights

  • Rear Classification Lights

  • Emergency Light (SP only)

  • Rotary Beacon (where appropriate)

  • Ditch Lights (where appropriate)

  • Cab Light

Road-specific detail options that are prototypically accurate for each road name:

  • Truck sideframes

  • Dynamic brake hatch

  • Open & closed type fans

  • Short hood detail arrangement

  • Long hood end detail arrangement

  • Cab headlight arrangement

  • Canadian type step wells on CN and CP

  • High short hood option where accurate

  • Horn type and location

  • Bell location

  • Multiple front pilot types

  • Multiple rear pilot types

  • Brake wheel

  • Fuel tank design

  • Accurate cut lever types

  • MU receptacle arrangement

  • Multiple sunshade options

  • Antenna type and location

  • Wind deflector type

  • Rotary beacon type and location

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 Handrails, Grab Irons, Horn, Bell, Wipers, and Etched Metal Grills

  • Prototypical Light Operation - accurate for each paint scheme

  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD SD40 Diesel Locomotive

  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)

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