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P126 B&O RF-16 A, Blue/Gray/Gold, #857A Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

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MSRP: $279.99
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Item Number: P126
Product Line: Diesel, HO

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Broadway Limited Imports will follow up our popular Baldwin Centipedes with another popular Baldwin-built diesel locomotive - the Baldwin RF-16 Sharknoses. 

Baldwin's RF-16 Sharknose diesels' distinctive contours were inspired by Pennsy's T1 class steam locomotive and certainly appear related to the GG1.  Known as excellent "luggers", the Sharks saw service hauling heavy ore and coal drags. The RF-16 Shark beat the F7 with 100 additional horsepower and tied the FA2 with 1600 horsepower. Contrary to many reports, Baldwin diesels could be run in MU operation with diesels buillt by other makers if the units were ordered with the proper MU equipment from the Baldwin catalog.  There are two surviving Sharks owned by the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad. 

BLI will offer the Shark units in AB sets as well as single units.  All units are available with our brand new Paragon2 Sound & Control system.  Here are some features of the models as well as our sound system.

Industry-Leading Features (of sound-equipped models):   Product Information:
All new Paragon2 sound and control system for DC & DCC
Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
Industry best slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
Functions are accessible in DC using the DCMaster
Prototypical light operation with headlight
Authentic Baldwin Shark sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.
All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up
Factory installed engineer and fireman figures
Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price
ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
5-pole can motor with skew wound armature
A-unit length (coupler to coupler):  8 inches
B-unit length (coupler to coupler):  7.7 inches
Locomotive Weight: Unavailable at this time
Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, horn, and brass bell
Operating knuckle couplers
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

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
8 Diesel rev levels for realistic sounds during operation.
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 Horn 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