Modeling Reviews Broadway Limited N scale EMD F3

Broadway Limited N scale EMD F3

By Cody Grivno | May 6, 2024

A and B units offered in eight paint schemes

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Welcome to our latest Product Review video. This time around, Model Railroader Senior Editor Cody Grivno takes a look at the Broadway Limited N scale EMD F3. In the video, you’ll learn about the Lehigh Valley prototypes our samples are decorated as, get a closer look at the details on both units, see and hear the various light and sound functions, and watch the locomotives power a train on our Milwaukee, Racine & Troy State Line Route layout.

Paint schemes on the Broadway Limited N scale EMD F3 include Lehigh Valley (Cornell Red with black stripes); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (passenger warbonnet); Maine Central (green and gold); Missouri Pacific (Eagle scheme); Southern Pacific (“black widow” scheme); Southern Ry. (tuxedo scheme); St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco, black and yellow); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray).

Paragon4 and Stealth models feature a plastic body; die-cast metal chassis; and numerous prototype-specific parts, including number board style, water and sand fill hatch locations, and grab iron placement. The diesels are fitted with Magne-Matic-compatible couplers and will operate on codes 55, 70, and 80 rail.

Paragon4 models feature a dual-mode sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, back-electromotive force control, and a built-in capacitor. Stealth models have a factory-installed MTC21 pin on the direct-current motherboard and an 8-ohm speaker.

Models from the Paragon4 series are priced at $349.99 (A-B set with powered A unit and unpowered B unit) and $259.99 (Single powered A and B units). Stealth models are offered as single A and B units for $209.99 each. The F3 A and B units have a minimum operating radius of 9”. 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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