HO Scale: Big Boy - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific '1944 Two-Tone Gray w/ Aluminum'

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Broadway Limited Imports HO Scale: Big Boy - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific '1944 Two-Tone Gray w/ Aluminum Lettering'

Often called the largest steam locomotive ever made, and certainly a contender for the Worlds Most Famous Locomotive, the Big Boy was forged under some of the most strenuous demands ever placed on a locomotive. The UP Railroad needed a locomotive that could be used to pull a 3,600-ton train over Sherman Hill and the 1.14% grade from Ogden to Wasatch, Utah without the need for helpers.  When the design specifications were complete, it was decided on the use of a simple articulated, high speed, 132 ft. long locomotive sporting sixteen 68 diameter drive wheels. What they created was the longest and among the heaviest, most powerful steam locomotive legends in the world. And had not the worker at ALCO chalked Big Boy on the front of the smoke box of one of the 4-8-8-4s under construction, a name that immediately caught on, it is rumored that the name of the type would have been Wasatch, for the mountains they were built to conquer.
  • ALL-NEW Paragon4 Sound & Control System

  • Synchronized Puffing Smoke with Chuff Sound

  • Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and timing

  • Separate Whistle Smoke Feature - smoke streams from whistle area when whistle is blown

  • Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC

  • Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation

  • 5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature

  • Heavy Die Cast Boiler, Tender Body, and Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme

  • Prototypical Light Operation with Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light, Cab Light, Front Numberboards, Front Marker Lights, Rear Marker Lights

  • Factory-installed Engineer and Fireman Figures

  • Optional Smoke Hood can be Installed if Desired

  • Optional Operating Front Coupler Included in Box

  • Prototypically Accurate Details for Each Road Number

  • Two After-cooler variations - As-Delivered for the Class-1 and Wilson Aftercooler for the Class-2 models

  • Three Accurately Modeled Tender Variations: 25-C-100 for the Class-1 models, 25-C-400 for the Class-2 models, and the Challenger #3985 tender for the #4014 Excursion Service models.

  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Ladders, Piping, Cab Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, Markers, Numberboards, Air Tanks, and Many Others

  • Equipped with Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power

  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

  • Accurate Prototypical Sounds for the Union Pacific Big Boys





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