12-2189 SP Cab Forward 4-8-8-2, AC4/AC5 Unlettered and Unnumbered, Black boiler, w/ Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

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In the 1920's, the Southern Pacific had a need for powerful locomotives, but found that the new articulated 2-8-8-2's did not work well for them.  They were a hazard to the crews when traveling through the long tunnels and snow sheds on their system. The exhaust fumes were capable of blinding and suffocating crew members, so to resolve this problem, the Southern Pacific decided to run in reverse.  The next articulated engines from Baldwin were built with the cabs in the forward position.  The SP went on to build many classes of these "Cab-Forwards".  Broadway Limited Imports has modeled classes AC4 and AC5.  Models are available in black and also with the gray boiler.  The AC4 and AC5 models are identical in detail.  Broadway Limited has modeled these Cab-Forwards before, but these are the first ones available with BLI's state-of-the-art Paragon2 sound and control system.  Please continue reading below for a list of model features.  

Industry-Leading Features: Product Information:•All new Paragon2 sound and control system for DC & DCC•Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation•Industry best slow-speed operation in DC and DCC•Synchronized puffing smoke.  Puffs with each chuff•Prototypical light operation with headlight and cab light•Authentic SP Cab-Forward sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.•All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up  •Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price  •ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort•Single unit pulls equivalent of over 100 freight cars on level surface!•5-pole can motor with skew wound armature•Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler):  16 1/4 inches•Locomotive Weight: 1 lb 14 oz•Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, whistle, and brass bell•Operating knuckle couplers•Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail•Recommended Minimum Radius: 22 inches

Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon2: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed.  Paragon2 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with superb back EMF motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the familiar sturdy maroon box!

Industry-Leading SOUND Features:

•Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound•Synchronized puffing smoke - Puffs smoke with each chuff!•Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation•16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity•Playback Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns•Choice of 3 selectable Whistles•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•Johnson Bar Sound at Direction Change•Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key•Freight Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key•Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key•Farm Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key•Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key•Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key•Demo Mode for display and demonstrations•Grade Crossing Automatic Signal•Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder•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.•Chuff 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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