A Great Northern 4-8-4 from Broadway Limited Imports (BLI) is the latest visitor to our HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy staff layout. The Brass-Hybrid model is offered in open and vestibule cab versions with a Glacier Green boiler in three road numbers each. The model is also available with an open cab and black boiler in one number.
The Great Northern 4-8-4 is equipped with a dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder and Rolling Thunder. Sound effects on the class S2 model include a quillable whistle, adjustable bell ringing interval, Johnson Bar, and an automatic grade crossing signal. The chuff sound intensity varies with the load.
The BLI steam engine includes a built-in capacitor pack, which is automatically disabled on the program track for full compatibility with JMRI Decoder Pro. Other features on the GN 4-8-4 include synchronized puffing smoke with chuff sound, back-electromotive-force control, a five-pole can motor with skew-wound armature, and factory-installed engineer and fireman figures. The Brass-Hybrid model has a brass body and die-cast metal boiler, tender body, and chassis; separate, factory-applied handrails, ladders, piping, cab glass, whistle, brass bell, markers, and number boards; and rubber traction tires. Lighting effects separately controllable headlight, reverse light, and cab light. The locomotive has a recommended minimum radius of 22”.
The Great Northern4-8-4 from Broadway Limited Imports is priced at $869.99. To purchase the HO scale Brass-Hybrid model, visit your favorite BLI dealer.
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