This Texas Type 2-10-4 is expected from BLI in June 2016. If you put your pre-order in now, you will NOT be charged until the locomotive has come in and we are ready to ship it to you!
Broadway Limited Imports HO Texas Type 2-10-4 w Paragon 3 Sound & DCC, Varnished Brass Unlettered
BLI Item #2832
The Brass Hybrid Broadway Limited T&P 2-10-4 was researched and designed from over 300 detailed photographs of the fully restored and beautifully preserved operating T&P I-1a “Texas” 2-10-4 located in Palestine, Texas. The work resulting in highly detailed CADs was “cross referenced” and “proofed” with historical photographs from several distinguished collections including Harold K. Vollraths extensive work on the T&P before it was turned over to our master builders for execution. Our model represents this legendary locomotive “in service” circa 1948.
- 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
- Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing
- Locomotive Composition: Brass body with Die Cast Chassis
- Tender Composition: Brass body with Die Cast Chassis
- 2 Operating Kadee or Compatible Couplers
- Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
- Equipped with Traction Tires
*Minimum Operating Radius: 22 in or greater
Built by Lima in 1927, the prototype was upgraded through the years. All upgrades to the original issue were done in the railroads Marshall and Fort Worth, Texas shops. The “I” or “Texas” class defined T&P superpower the mission of which was hauling long and heavy freights across the torturous grades and enormous distances of West Texas between Fort Worth and El Paso. In practice, these locomotives fit the mission perfectly and are often called the apogee of American heavy steam freight locomotive design and function.
The T&P lineage of this model is obvious and striking in that the boiler and steam jackets are painted using the actual shop formula in use through the years for the T&Ps unique “Russia Iron”; the iconic “beetle browed” Elesco Feedwater heater; appropriate T&P “shields”; correct capped or flared stack; highly detailed backhead and cab interior including engine crew; correct steam booster engine on trailing truck; correct Boxpok center drive wheels; fully lighted headlight and backup light on tender; working smoke density light; and properly designed and executed “dog house” on the massive tender. In every way imaginable, our “Texas” class locomotive is a work of art and catches perfectly the image of this major technical and operational railroad milestone and icon.
The Freedom Train “edition” represents the T&P #610 in its 1976 Freedom Train livery as it participated in the Bi-Centennial tour through Louisiana and Texas.
The Southern Railway “edition” represents the T&P #610 while on lease to the Southern functioning as power for their excursion trains during the late 1970s.
Upon return to the Texas State Railroad, it was repainted into the all black, white trim and yellow-gold livery in which it exists today.
This mammoth steamer is a T&P icon and is one of our most requested specialty locomotives. Production will be limited to the preorders we receive through our dealer network. Dont miss out. Preorder today.