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Broadway Limited Imports BLI-2597, HO Milwaukee S-3 4-8-4 w Paragon 3 Sound & DCC, #268

$449.95

Available on backorder

2nd Run Expected Oct. ’16
MSRP $599.99

Product Description

Broadway Limited Imports, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) HO S-3 4-8-4 w Paragon 3 Sound & DCC, #268

BLI Item #2597

Following on the heels of the wildly successful first run, first released in March 2016, the second production run of the S-3 is expected in late October 2016.  Again, an accelerated production schedule has necessitated a preset production quantity so all orders will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

Locomotive Features

  • NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System featuring Rolling Thunder with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
  • Factory Installed Engineer / Fireman Figures
  • Synchronized Puffing Smoke with each Chuff
  • Operating Red Mars Light
  • Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing
  • Locomotive Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast Chassis
  • Tender Composition: ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis
  • Equipped with Traction Tires
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail

Sound Features:

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC sound)
  • Auto Pilot (ATS) – Records and plays back sound and movement sequences for automated operation. (Macro Operation) • 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playable Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Whistles / Horns
  • Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotives 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
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Freight Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal – When activated, stopping triggers a stop whistle toot. When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice. When moving in reverse, toots three times.
  • Engine sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

*Minimum Operating Radius: 22 in or greater

Prototype Overview:

The S-3 is the culminating iteration of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad’s own 1930 S-1 Northern design. In 1937, Baldwin delivered 30 S-2s into service and in 1940 delivered another 10 S-2 locomotives. Finally, in 1943, 10 S-3 locomotives (road numbers 260 -269) were delivered to assist in the wartime effort, this time from the ALCo. A slightly leaner version of its elder brother the S-2, the S-3 weighs in at 460,000lbs with a tractive effort of 62,040lbs.