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N P3 4-6-2 Hvy.Pacific Steam Loco B&O #5300/Washington DC/DC

SKU: BLI6224 Category:
Scale: 1/160In Stock: Yes
MSRP: $349.99Minimum Quantity: 1
 

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For
the first time in N scale, BLI is bringing out the USRA Light and Heavy
4-6-2 steam locomotives, commonly called Light Pacifics and Heavy
Pacifics!   There were 20 original Heavy Pacifics
built in 1919 for the USRA program, and all 20 went to Erie
Railroad.  From 1923, numerous copies were built, and many
railroads operated similar locomotives.  There were 81
original Light Pacifics built in 1919, and these were delivered to ACL,
B&O, GTW, M&O (GM&O), and
L&N.  Subsequently, each of these railroads built
copies, and several other railroads operated locomotives with similar
dimensions and equipment.  The Light Pacifics were limited to
54,000 lbs load per axle, versus 60,000 for the Heavy Pacifics, and
this allowed the Light Pacifics to run on most main lines. 

Our
Heavy and Light models follow the original designs
closely.   Railroad specific variations are not
modeled on these locomotives.  Many of the Pacifics used the
same 10,000 gallon tender as the USRA Mikados, and our models uses this
10,000 gallon tender. 
 
In this production run, we will offer two locomotive numbers for each
prototypical railroad.   We are also building models
of several similar 4-6-2 Pacifics in attractive paint schemes, and we
will build one Christmas-themed engine painted in red, green, and
gold.  Additionally, we will offer one unlettered Heavy
Pacific and one unlettered Light Pacific.   Both are
painted black, with graphite firebox and smokebox, and are ready to be
decorated and run on any railroad you
like.