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HO PRR B6sb 0-6-0 Steam Loco #1678/Futura Letter DCC Read

SKU: BLI9184 Category:
UPC Code: 840396391845
Scale: 1/87In Stock: NoRelease Date: 25Q1
MSRP: $399.99Minimum Quantity: 1
 

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Commonly known as “shifters” on the PRR, the B6 class was the railroads most successful steam switcher locomotive. These locomotives were constructed between 1916 and 1920 where 238 B6sbs were built. These locomotives were retrofitted with power reversers to make the frequent switching moves quicker and easier for crews that operated them. 

These switchers could be found in major freight yards, passenger yards, and could occasionally be found on branch line duty. With over 36,000 lbs of Tractive Effort these 0-6-0s did their job effectively. Through World War 1 and World War 2, they could be seen pretty much everywhere on the PRR. They were eventually pulled during the late 1940s and early 1950s in favor of diesel switchers that were becoming more common place on the railroads. 

Today 1 B6sb survived and can be seen in the Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania located in Strasburg, Pa.

These Stealth models are No-Sound / DCC-Ready models that operate on DC out-of-the-box, or a modeler can easily install their DCC decoder of choice.  Out-of-the-box, front and rear lights are directional, and other lights are always illuminated with track power.  Note that some lighting may be absent depending on the selected aftermarket decoder.  

Industry-leading Model Features:

  • Stealth Series – Model is DCC-Ready out of the box.   No Sound.
  • Out of the box, front and rear lights are directional.  Other lights are illuminated with track power.
  • Model comes with 8-ohm speaker already installed for easy installation of DCC/Sound decoder.
  • 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
  • Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light, Cab Light, and Front Marker Lights
  • Factory-installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Optional Piping Shroud (sometimes present above walkway near cab) will be included in box with model.
  • Prototypically Accurate Details for Each Road Number
  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Ladders, Piping, Cab Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, Markers, Numberboards, Air Tanks, and Many Others
  • Equipped with Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

 

**Specifications on this page subject to change.