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HO P4 NYC Vanderbilt Hudson Steam Loco #5344/Spoked Drivers

SKU: BLI2840 Category:
UPC Code: 836563028409
Scale: 1/87In Stock: Available on backorder
MSRP: $599.99Minimum Quantity: 1
 

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Broadway Limited Imports is
pleased to bring to HO the most accurate and desirable Commodore
Vanderbilt Hudson ever produced.  In the summer of 1934, J-1e
Hudson #5344 was pulled from service and sent to West Albany to be
fitted with the first sheet metal shroud in America. 
  Painted gun-metal gray with aluminum trim, the locomotive
was named “Commodore Vanderbilt”, after the successful US businessman
who previously owned the NYC railroad.
 
Developed by the Case School of Applied Science, the shroud covered the
locomotive and tender.  The shroud was not just for looks, but
rather was well-planned and functional.  Hinged panels made
maintenance points accessible, and a grilled recess on top of the
cowling aided the updraft of smoke.  Two major benefits of
streamlining were improved air flow and improved insulation. 
Engineers estimate a 2% aid to air flow and the shell certainly
minimizes heat loss. Unfortunately the disadvantages of increased
weight and exta maintenance tended to outweigh the
benefits.  

The Commodore Vanderbilt had
her inaugural trip on February 19, 1935.  After working for
about 8 months, she was sent to West Albany Shops for further
improvements.  Boiler pressure was increased to 250 lbs,
roller bearings were applied to the side rods, and disc drivers
replaced the original spoked drivers.   #5344
maintainted this appearance until July 1939, when she was returned to
the shops again and given a shroud similar to the “Dreyfuss
Hudsons”. 


 
In this production, we are
offering models of the Vandy Hudson in her original appearance with
spoked drivers, and also in her later and longer-lasting appearance
with roller-bearing siderods and disc drivers.    We
will deliver the models ready to run on 18″ curves.  To
accomplish this, we have removed two small pieces of shrouding at the
front, and the locomotives will have a modified rear trailing
truck.  The two shroud pieces and a prototypically accurate
trailing truck are included in the box, and can be easily installed as
desired.   Each of our Vandy Hudson models has a die
cast boiler and tender body, and all models come with our Paragon4
DC/DCC Sound System with synchronized puffing smoke and integral GoPack
capacitor.   


 


Industry-leading Model
Features
:
 

 

  • ALL-NEW
    Paragon4 Sound & 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

  • Heavy Die Cast
    Boiler, Tender Body, and Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber
    Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme

  • Prototypical
    Light Operation with Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light,
    and Cab Light

  • Factory-installed
    Engineer and Fireman Figures

  • Prototypically
    Accurate Models for As-Delivered and In-Service Appearances

  • Many Separately
    Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Cab
    Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, and Many Others

  • Equipped with
    Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power

  • Recommended
    Minimum Radius:  18 inches

  • Accurate
    Prototypical Sounds for the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt Locomotive

 

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 & Control System
 Features
:

  • Operates
    in DC & 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
    & 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

Description

Broadway Limited Imports is
pleased to bring to HO the most accurate and desirable Commodore
Vanderbilt Hudson ever produced.  In the summer of 1934, J-1e
Hudson #5344 was pulled from service and sent to West Albany to be
fitted with the first sheet metal shroud in America. 
  Painted gun-metal gray with aluminum trim, the locomotive
was named “Commodore Vanderbilt”, after the successful US businessman
who previously owned the NYC railroad.
 
Developed by the Case School of Applied Science, the shroud covered the
locomotive and tender.  The shroud was not just for looks, but
rather was well-planned and functional.  Hinged panels made
maintenance points accessible, and a grilled recess on top of the
cowling aided the updraft of smoke.  Two major benefits of
streamlining were improved air flow and improved insulation. 
Engineers estimate a 2% aid to air flow and the shell certainly
minimizes heat loss. Unfortunately the disadvantages of increased
weight and exta maintenance tended to outweigh the
benefits.  

The Commodore Vanderbilt had
her inaugural trip on February 19, 1935.  After working for
about 8 months, she was sent to West Albany Shops for further
improvements.  Boiler pressure was increased to 250 lbs,
roller bearings were applied to the side rods, and disc drivers
replaced the original spoked drivers.   #5344
maintainted this appearance until July 1939, when she was returned to
the shops again and given a shroud similar to the “Dreyfuss
Hudsons”. 


 
In this production, we are
offering models of the Vandy Hudson in her original appearance with
spoked drivers, and also in her later and longer-lasting appearance
with roller-bearing siderods and disc drivers.    We
will deliver the models ready to run on 18″ curves.  To
accomplish this, we have removed two small pieces of shrouding at the
front, and the locomotives will have a modified rear trailing
truck.  The two shroud pieces and a prototypically accurate
trailing truck are included in the box, and can be easily installed as
desired.   Each of our Vandy Hudson models has a die
cast boiler and tender body, and all models come with our Paragon4
DC/DCC Sound System with synchronized puffing smoke and integral GoPack
capacitor.   


 


Industry-leading Model
Features
:
 

 

  • ALL-NEW
    Paragon4 Sound & 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

  • Heavy Die Cast
    Boiler, Tender Body, and Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber
    Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme

  • Prototypical
    Light Operation with Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light,
    and Cab Light

  • Factory-installed
    Engineer and Fireman Figures

  • Prototypically
    Accurate Models for As-Delivered and In-Service Appearances

  • Many Separately
    Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Cab
    Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, and Many Others

  • Equipped with
    Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power

  • Recommended
    Minimum Radius:  18 inches

  • Accurate
    Prototypical Sounds for the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt Locomotive

 

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 & Control System
 Features
:

  • Operates
    in DC & 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
    & 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