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Broadway Limited Imports HO 4809 Early Challenger (CSA-2), Union Pacific #3828

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PARAGON4 SOUND/DC/DCC EQUIPPED WITH SMOKE
Post-1947, Integral Cast Cylinder Front Engine

The Union Pacific Challengers were simple articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotives built by American Locomotive Company for the Union Pacific. Union Pacific built 105 of these locomotives between 1936 and 1943. The Challengers were 122 ft (37 m) long, weighed 284,800 kg, and operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service. The excellent Challenger design allowed for increased speed on mountain grades compared to UP's previous articulated steam locomotives. This BLI model is of the Class CSA-2 Challenger, commonly called an "early challenger". Our models have a post-1947 appearance, after the locomotives were renumbered from 3900 to 3800 series. We are offering three locomotive variations: four road numbers with the as-delivered front engine, four road numbers with a rebuilt front engine, and two road numbers with an integral cast cylinder front engine. All of our models are oil-burners with 19,000 gallon cylindrical tenders. We are also offering one painted but unlettered model of each variation, and we will build a small quantity of one model with all parts either varnished brass or painted brass. This model will have the as-delivered front engine.

Industry-Leading Features:
All-NEW Paragon4 Sound and 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 an Affordable Price

CSA Challenger Model Information:
Brass Locomotive and Tender Body
Heavyweight Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Pulling Power
19,000 Gallon Cylindrical Oil Tender
Integral Cast Cylinder Front Engine
Distinctive Union Pacific #Graphite Firebox and Smokebox
Aluminum Lettering
Many Separately Applied Details Including Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Whistle, and Brass Bell
Equipped with Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power
Engineer and Fireman Figures Installed
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18"
Accurate Prototypical Sounds for the Union Pacific #CSA-2 Challenger

Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon4: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon4 sound and control system. Each Paragon4 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed. Paragon4 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with superb back EMF motor control, improved DC motor control, built-in capacitor pack for more reliable electrical pick-up, industry best on-board sound with Rolling Thunder functionality, Pro Lighting Mode for prototypical light control, Switcher model for precise low speed control, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, and the same excellent detail level as Broadway Limited's Paragon3 Series models.

Paragon4 Sound and Control System Features:
Operates in DC and DCC with improved DC speed control (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
Built-In capacitor pack to navigate imperfect track
Capacitor Pack automatically disabled on program track for full compatibility with JMRI Decoder Pro
Pro Lighting Mode offers individual control of all lights on model
Switcher Mode for precise low speed control
Record and Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
High Resolution Audio
Quillable Whistle for various 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
Multiple realistic passenger and crew sounds play on command
Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
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

SKU: BLI-4809

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