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BLI-1145 NYC 20th Century Limited Dreyfuss Hudson, #5451, 1940 paint scheme, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

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MSRP: $499.99
Your Price: Order from your dealer today!
Item Number: BLI-1145
Product Line: Steam, HO

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The New York Central commissioned famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss to sculpt the streamlined shape for the ten J3 Hudson locomotives slated to pull the 20th Century Limited train.  June 15, 1938 marked the inaugural run from New York to Chicago in just 16 hours.  70 years later, Broadway Limited Imports celebrates the pinnacle of the streamlined era with this spectacular HO recreation.

Industry-Leading Features (Sound-equipped version):
  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
  • Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
  • Brass locomotive and tender body w/ die cast chassis
  • 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
  • Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches
  • Accurate prototypical sounds for the NYC J3a Hudson


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 Automatic Signal

  • 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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