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SoundTraxx - Blackstone Models - HOn3 - Steam K-27 Powered w/Inside Cylinder - w/Sound -- Denver & Rio Grande Western #461 (Moffat Tunnel Herald) (SKU 678-310127S-run1)

Available On: August 1, 2012



A Little Background

In 1903, the Denver & Rio Grande took delivery of fifteen class 125 2-8-2 narrow gauge locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Eventually re-classified as K-27s and nicknamed ‘Mudhens’ by their operating crews, the new locomotives boasted a tractive effort of over 27,000 lbs. and ushered in a new era of narrow gauge pulling power for the ever expanding railroad. All fifteen K-27s (numbers 450 to 464) were originally equipped with Vauclain compound cylinders but due to high maintenance costs, were soon rebuilt with single expansion cylinders and slide valves. Later, eleven of these engines were upgraded again, this time with modern piston valve cylinders. Today, there are still two surviving and operating K-27s. Blackstone Models is pleased to introduce the K-27 in the modern piston valve configuration. Faithfully reproduced in HOn3 scale, the Blackstone K-27 features die cast construction accented with numerous detail parts. The K-27 is optionally available with state-of-the-art electronics including a SoundTraxx™ Tsunami™ Digital Sound Decoder. The Tsunami-equipped Blackstone K-27 sounds as good as it looks and will operate on both DC and DCC controlled layouts. All at a price that’s less than a third of today’s brass imports!


Scale: 1:87.1
Gauge: 36" Narrow Gauge
Construction: Die Cast Metal with plastic, metal and wire details

• Multiple Road Numbers and Paint Schemes
Also Available in Painted, Unlettered Versions
Precision Can Motor with Balanced Flywheel
Cab Interior
Individual Grab Irons and Hand Rails
Piping and Valve Detail
DC Versions with No Sound
Sound Versions Operate on both DCC and DC
18" Operating Radius

Sound Equipped Versions - Advanced Electronics

Tsunami Digital Sound Decoder by SoundTraxx
Sounds Recorded from the Prototype
Blower and more!
Directional, Constant Lighting
Backup Light (where prototypically accurate)
Maintenance-free Golden White LEDs

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$475.00 US