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HO SW1500 Diesel SCL/L&N #5006/DCC

SKU: BLI3333 Category:
UPC Code: 836563033335
Scale: 1/87Discontinued
MSRP: $249.99Minimum Quantity: 1

Between 1966 and 1974, EMD produced 807 of the
12-cylinder SW1500 switchers.  These prolific switchers are
easily recognized by their high mounted walkways, tall, low-radius
arched roof cab, dual exhaust stacks, and a long hood
headlight.  EMD offered the SW’s with either the standard AAR
type A trucks or the optional Flexicoil designed trucks.  More
than half of the railroads chose the Flexicoil trucks.

Our model, of course, maintains our high standard for quality and
detail.  Beyond the high level of detail, these DC and
DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the 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

EMD’s SW1500 was a  capable switcher
that saw distinguished duty for many railroads.  BLI’s model
is ready for duty on your layout, and like all BLI locomotives, she
looks, operates, and sounds great!


Industry-Leading Features:

  • The 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
  • 5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
  • Authentic SW1500 sounds
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White
    LED Headlight & rear light
  • Operating Metal Knuckle Couplers
  • Many separately applied details such as brass
    bell, grab irons, and ladders
  • Locomotive length: 6.5 inches
  • Locomotive weight: approximately 9 oz.
  • Near-Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
  • Minimum Radius: 18″ 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 Horn for multiple horn lengths and
  • Choice of 3 selectable Horns
  • Alternate Horn where applicable for locomotive
    with air horn
  • Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or
    slower bell
  • Numerous user-mappable functions with available
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds – Controlled
    with Function Key
  • Freight Yard related radio chatter – Controlled
    with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with
    Function Key
  • Farm related radio chatter – Controlled with
    Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications – Controlled with
    Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard related radio chatter –
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Signal – Controlled with
    Function Key
  • 8 Diesel Motor Revs
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal – When
    activated, stopping triggers and stop horn 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 most
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory
    default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.