Modeling Reviews Broadway Limited Imports HO scale EMD GP20

Broadway Limited Imports HO scale EMD GP20

By Cody Grivno | May 2, 2023

Four-axle road locomotive offered in more than a dozen paint schemes

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The Broadway Limited Imports HO scale EMD GP20 is back in more than a dozen paint schemes, including Wisconsin & Southern (WSOR). Join Model Railroader editor Eric White and senior editor Cody Grivno as they talk about the features on the four-axle road locomotive and switch cars on MR’s WSOR staff layout.

In addition to WSOR, BLI offers the GP20 decorated for Arizona & California; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (pinstripe and “Kodachrome” schemes); Commonwealth Ry.; Penn Central; Toledo, Peoria & Western; Southern Pacific; St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt); Union Pacific; and United States Army. The Paragon4 series model is also offered in five fantasy schemes: Amtrak; BNSF Ry.; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; New York Central; and Southern Pacific (“black widow” scheme). An undecorated model with CB&Q/Burlington Northern details is also available.

Features on the Broadway Limited Imports HO scale EMD GP20 include an ABS body, die-cast metal chassis, railroad-specific details, wire grab irons, and a factory-installed and painted engineer figure. The model, which has a minimum operating radius of 18”, will operate on code 70, 83, and 100 rail.

The GP20, priced at $369.99, has a dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder featuring Rolling Thunder, back-electromotive-force control, a built-in capacitor pack, and all-wheel electrical pickup. Product Review videos showcase the latest new items from manufacturers of products in Z, N, HO, S, O, and large scales. In the videos, you can watch locomotives in action, take a close-up look at details on freight cars, see kit components, and much more.

If you are a manufacturer and have products you would like reviewed, please email Senior Editor Cody Grivno at for more information.

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