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Paragon2 PRR I1sa

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PRR’s I1s decapod design was so successful that by 1924, this 2-10-0 was considered the standard heavy freight hauler of the railroad up until WWII. In 1930, the original I1s underwent a revision of the cylinder steam vents to admit steam for 78% of the stroke. This boosted tractive effort from 90,000 to 96,000 lbs and made the new class I1sa. Through the years, many I1s engines were changed over to the modified I1sa design. By July 1947, the 598-unit fleet was divided into 109 I1s and 489 I1sa locomotives. They remained in service until the end of PRR steam in 1957.
 
Decapods outperformed Mikado L1’s by a whopping 41% more horsepower while consuming 12% less steam. Nicknames for the type included Decs and Hippos, the latter possibly from the fat boiler.
 
DID YOU KNOW? The I1sa short tender (90F82) has coal board sides that are bent inward a few degrees. Even the most expensive of brass models have missed this detail.  BLI’s I1sa will properly model this detail—an industry first. Thank you, PRRT&HS Modeling Committee, especially Bob Johnson, for your keen eyes!
 

Industry-Leading Features:
 
  Product Information:
 
  • ALL-NEW Paragon2 Sound & Control System
  • Synchronized PUFFING SMOKE with Chuff Sound
  • Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and timing
  • Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation
  • 5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
  • Factory Installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Near-Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
 
  • ABS  Body with Heavy Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Locomotive + Tender Length (coupler to coupler):  11.6 inches
  • Locomotive Weight: 13 oz.
  • Tender Weight:  7 oz.
  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
  • All-Driver Drive and All-Wheel Electrical Pick-up except for pilot trucks/trailing trucks
  • Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
  • Operating Cab Roof Vents
  • Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches
  • Accurate prototypical sounds for the PRR I1sa

 

Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon2: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed.  Paragon2 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with: superb back EMF motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the familiar sturdy maroon box!
 

Industry-Leading SOUND Features:

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
  • 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playback Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Horns
  • Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive 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
  • Johnson Bar Sound at Direction Change
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Freight Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Farm Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Signal - Controlled with Function Key
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal - When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot.  When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice.  When moving in reverse. toots three times.
  • Chuff sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.

 

 

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