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HO Centipede Diesels PRR #5829 & #5817/5-Stripe

SKU: BLI2084 Category:
UPC Code: 836563020847
Scale: 1/87Discontinued
MSRP: $499.99Minimum Quantity: 1

Baldwin produced the famous “Centipede” diesel
locomotives during 1945-48, and sold them to three railroads (SAL,
NdeM, and PRR).  The Centipedes were very large, 91 1/2 feet
long, for single units as operated on SAL and NdM, and 183 feet long
for semi-permanently coupled pairs as operated on the PRR. 
Each unit contained two 1500 horsepower diesel motors, so a pair
contained four motors and totaled 6000 horsepower.  Centipedes
were heavy, totaling 1,200,000 pounds (1.2 million) for a pair, with
more than 800,000 of those pounds carried by the 16 drivers. 
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Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce
Paragon2: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives.
These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW
Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with
BLI’s own integral DCC Decoder factory installed.  Paragon2
locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with: superb back EMF
motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated
playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the
familiar sturdy maroon box!


Industry-Leading Features
of this Model:

  • The ALL-NEW Paragon2 Sound & Control System
  • 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
  • PRR
    A-units are equipped with trainphone antennae.  B-units are
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED
  • Operating Kadee Knuckle Couplers
  • Factory Installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Near-Brass
    Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
  • Minimum
    Radius: 22″ or greater recommended


Industry-Leading SOUND

  • Operates
    in DC & DCC
    (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Auto
    Pilot (ATS)
    – Records and plays back sound and movement for
    automatic operation (Macro Operation)
  • 16-bit
    Sample Rate
    for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playback
    for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Whistles
    / 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
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds
    Controlled with Function Key

  • Freight Yard Ambient Sounds
    Controlled with Function Key

  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds
    Controlled with Function Key

  • Farm Ambient Sounds – Controlled
    with Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications
    Controlled with Function Key

  • Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds
    – Controlled with Function Key

  • Demo Mode for display and
  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
  • 8 Diesel Motor Revs (Diesel Only)
  • Simple Programming with Integral
    DCC Decoder
  • 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.

  • Engine sound intensity varies
    with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes
    for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return
    to factory default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.