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HO P3 Streamlined PRR K4 Steam Loco Unlttrd 1936 Version

SKU: BLI4436 Category:
UPC Code: 836563044362
Scale: 1/87In Stock: Low
MSRP: $549.99Minimum Quantity: 1
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A number of K4s
locomotives had streamlining applied over the years. All were later
removed, restoring the locomotives to their original appearance.

In February 1936,
locomotive #3768 was clad in a shroud designed by famed industrial
designer Raymond Loewy. This highly concealing, enveloping streamlined
casing hid most of the functionality of the steam locomotive, leading
to its nickname of The Torpedo by train crews.

At first, the
locomotive was not painted in standard Dark Green Locomotive Enamel
(DGLE) but instead in a bronze color. It was later refinished in DGLE.
A matching tender ran on unusual six-wheel trucks. Like most
streamlined steam locomotives, the shrouds impeded maintenance and the
covers over the wheels were later removed. For a time, the locomotive
was the preferred engine for the Broadway Limited train.

Were proud to
offer this iconic steam locomotive to our serious PRR modelers.


Industry-Leading Features

Product Information:

  • NEW Paragon3 Sound &
    Operation System FEATURING 
    TM with Authentic Sounds
    and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
  • 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
  • Powerful High Torque
    Motor with Fly Wheel
  • Premium Caliber Painting
    with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light
    Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
  • Factory Installed
    Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Near-Brass Caliber
    Detail at a Plastic Price


  • Die Cast Body with Heavy
    Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Metal Kadee-compatible
    Couplers (2)
  • Separately Applied
    Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
  • Operating Cab Roof Vents
  • Will Operate on Code 70,
    83, and 100 rail
  • Recommended Minimum
    Radius: 18 inches


Industry-Leading SOUND

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use
    DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Record & Play Operation
    – Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for
    automatic operation
  • 16-bit Sample Rate for
    exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playback Whistle for
    multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Whistles
  • 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 or Power Reverse Sound
    at Direction Change
  • 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
  • Grade Crossing
    Automatic Signal
  • 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.
  • Chuff sound
    intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes
    for most effects

**Specifications on this
page subject to change.