BLI Paragon3 - N Scale - EMD F3 A/B Set - Western Pacific (WP) 801A / 801C (Zephyr Scheme) A-unit Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC - Unpowered B (SKU 187-3796)
Available On: February 1, 2020
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This N Scale EMD F3A - Unpowered F3B Set from Broadway Limited is ideal for your 1940s to 1970s layout. EMDs F3s hit the rails just as World War II was ending. As wartime restrictions were being lifted, a tremendous burden was placed on the railroads as economic prosperity began to take off across the U.S. The days of the glorious steamers were numbered as many railroads were in dire need of motive power replacements for the war-weary engines. The lower operating costs of the F3 diesels made the railroads eager buyers. The 1500 horsepower F3s were remarkably proficient at both heavy freight as well as fast-passenger service. With a body design that defines what many consider to be the most attractive diesel ever produced, the F3 offered a large canvas for the wonderfully imaginative and colorful paint schemes that many railroads proudly utilized to show off their passenger trains. EMD was to build 1107 A units and 694 B units before production was changed to the newer F7s in February of 1949. Cabless F3B units were used to increase power of locomotive consists and in later years were often used with GP, SD and compatible diesels from other builders.
This detailed F3A- unpowered F3B set features full Paragon3 sound and DCC for realistic sound and motor control complete with back EMF for smooth slow speeds. The Paragon3 sound system works with all Broadway Limited Rolling Thunder(TM) advanced sound systems. The F3B is unpowered. Other features include a heavy die cast body and chassis; smooth-running drive, applied details; directional warm white LED lighting and magnetic knuckle couplers. The N Scale EMD F3 can be operated on all DCC systems as well as on standard DC railroads (with limited sound functionality). This model has wheels profiled to operate on Code 55 and larger rail and curves of 9.75" radius or larger are recommended. The detailed diesel comes in multiple roadnumbers for each railroad when appropriate. The EMD F3A - Unpowered F3B set is one of many Broadway Limited N Scale Paragon3 locomotives.
Order Due Date: February 6, 2020
Anticipated Delivery Date: February 2020