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  Broadway Limited Imports HO 2574 Y6b 2-8-8-2 with 22I Tender and Modern Bell, Norfolk and Western #2200 (Equipped with Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC)
Broadway Limited Imports HO 2574 Y6b 2-8-8-2 with 22I Tender and Modern Bell, Norfolk and Western #2200 (Equipped with Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC)
 
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The Y6b was known as the "workhorse of the N&W". Starting with locomotive number 2120 in 1936, the Y6 class would become the final refinement of the 2-8-8-2 design.  The model Y6b would be the epitome of the compound Mallet (Malley) development.  With the completion of locomotive number 2200 in 1952, this Y6b would become the last mainline US manufactured steam locomotive produced.

The N&W shops in Roanoke, Virginia gave all "Y" Class engine and tender axles roller bearings and they used the same outside frame lead truck as the Class "A". The trailing truck also was equipped with roller bearings which were fit into an outside frame design.  With these improvements the Y6's cost considerably more than their earlier brethren, but just as the maintenance records show, these locomotives had a time "available for assignment" rating far superior to any of the predecessors.

The Y6b had a starting tractive effort in simple configuration of 152,206 pounds. While in the compound mode, a tractive effort of 126,838 was achieved.  These locomotives delivered 5,500 horsepower, a substantial bit of power indeed. The Y6b locomotive engine weight was 582,900 pounds with 522,850 pounds directly on the drivers.

When the N&W ceased their mainline steam operations in the summer of 1959, 50 of the Y6's were still running out serviceable miles in the coal fields waiting for the final order of diesels to replace them.  The last of the Class Y's were retired in the summer of 1960.
Features
Product Information: Heavy Die Cast metal Body with Heavy Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort Pulls equivalent of 130 freight cars on level surface Locomotive + Tender Length (coupler to coupler): 16.4 inches Locomotive Weight: 2 lb. Tender Weight: 12 oz. Equipped with traction tires. Spare metal-wheel drivers included in box 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" Accurate prototypical sounds for N&W Y6b Industry-Leading Features: 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


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y6b November 24, 2013
Reviewer: MIN DUN WEI from CALGARY, AB Canada  
great engine   great service   most reliable online train store

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BLI Y6b August 8, 2013
Reviewer: Gary Crawley from Moss Vale, NSW Australia  
Great loco and fantastic fast service

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BLI HO Y6b 2-8-8-2, N&W #2200 June 9, 2013
Reviewer: Arizona Smith from Mesa, AZ United States  
Outline and color and markings are excellent. Craftsmanship is also very good. This is a typical BLI steam engine that sounds the same as all the other steam engines they make. As of this review, it has run smoothly and pulls very well without any issues with its electronics. If you are thinking about buying one I would recommend getting it. This engine has a very cool history.

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