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Broadway Limited Imports N 3803 F7 A/B Set, Chesapeake and Ohio #7002/7501 (Equipped with Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC)

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As-Delivered paint scheme. A-Unit equipped with Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC; B-Unit is unpowered.

The F7 was the fourth model in GM-EMDs successful line of F unit locomotives, and by far the best-selling cab unit of all time. In fact, more F7s were built than all other F units combined. It succeeded the F3 model in GM-EMDs F unit sequence, and was replaced in turn by the F9. Final assembly was at GM-EMDs La Grange, Illinois plant or GMDs London, Ontario facility. The F7 differed from the F3 primarily in internal equipment (mostly electrical) and some external features. Its continuous tractive effort rating was 20% higher (e.g. 40,000 lb (18,000 kg) for an F7 with 65 mph (105 km/h) gearing, compared to 32,500 lb (14,700 kg) for an F3 with the same gearing.) A total of 2,366 cab-equipped lead A units and 1,483 cabless-booster or B units were built. (Note: the B unit is often referred to as an F7B, whereas the A unit is simply an F7. For clarity, BLI refers to A units as F7A.) Many F7s remained in service for decades, as railroads found them economical to operate and maintain. However, the locomotive was not very popular with yard crews who operated them in switching service because they were difficult to mount and dismount, and it was also nearly impossible for the engineer to see hand signals from a ground crew without leaning way outside the window. As most of these engines were bought and operated before two-way radio became standard on most American railroads, this was a major point of contention. In later years, with the advent of the road switchers such as the EMD GP7, F units were primarily used in through freight and unit train service where there was very little or no switching to be done on that line of road.

Industry-Leading Features:
NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDER with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
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
Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight (and MARS Light Where Applicable)

Product Information:
ABS Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
(2) Operating MicroTrains #1015 or Compatible Couplers
Separately Applied Hand Rails, Grab Irons, Rear Diaphragm, and Horn(s)
Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 Rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75"

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
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
Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
Freight Yard related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key
Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
Farm related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key
Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key
Maintenance Yard related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key
Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects

SKU: BLI-3803

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