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EMD F3A, CBQ 9960C, Aluminum w/ Black Nose Stripes, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, N

Product SKU: 6840
EMD F3A, CBQ 9960C, Aluminum w/ Black Nose Stripes, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, N
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Sales price $210.00

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, 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 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

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