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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3637 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-8-2 Mountain M1 - Painted/Unlettered

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3637 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-8-2 Mountain M1 - Painted/Unlettered

Brand Broadway Limited
Stock Number 3637
Original Retail Price $369.99
Manufacturer Broadway Limited Imports
Body Style Broadway Limited Steam Locomotive 4-8-2 Mountain
Prototype Locomotive, Steam, 4-8-2 Mountain M1 (Details)
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Paint Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Diecast
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Release Date 2017-11-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 4-8-2
Model Variety M1 Mountain
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160

Model Information: Locomotive features:
  • Paragon2 Sound & Control System
  • Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Fly Wheels
  • Authentic PRR M1a Sounds (on sound-equipped units)
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight and Reverse Light Jewel
  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Separately Applied Details such as brass bell, grab irons, and ladders
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS plastic with Die Cast Chassis
  • Tender Composition: ABS plastic with Die Cast Chassis
  • Locomotive Length: 6.5 inches
  • Tender Length: 3.8 inches
  • Couplers: 1 rear Microtrains #1015 compatible & Dummy front coupler
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches

Prototype History:
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-8-2 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels, eight powered and coupled driving wheels and two trailing wheels. This type of steam locomotive is commonly known as the Mountain type.

One of the largest users in the United States was the Pennsylvania Railroad with 224 Class M1, Class M1a and Class M1b locomotives that were used mostly for fast freight service. A single prototype, #6699, was built in 1923 at the railroad's Altoona Works. It spent three years in testing, including all kinds of main line service as well as a session on the railroad's static test plant. Having received favorable reports, a further 200 were ordered from commercial locomotive builders; 175 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works and 25 from Lima Locomotive Works. Breaking with the PRR tradition of random locomotive numbering, these were numbered in a solid block from #6800-#6999.

In 1930 100 more were ordered; this class M1a had several improvements. Instead of separate cylinder block and smokebox saddle castings, the M1a had a one-piece casting (first seen on the K5 Pacific) with inside steam delivery pipes, instead of the outside, visible pipes of the M1. A Worthington feedwater heater was installed, with a boxlike mixing chamber behind the stack. Twin cross-compound air compressors were hung next to each other on the left side, instead of the single compressor of the M1. The M1a locomotives had larger tenders than the previous locomotives.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.

Brand/Importer Information:
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC defines itself as "the world's foremost producer of top-quality HO and N scale model trains".

Broadway Limited Imports is composed of a team of 15 fun loving individuals who are dedicated to creating the most realistic model railroading experience possible, with the best customer service possible.

The Broadway Limited Imports headquarters is located in Ormond Beach, Florida at 9 East Tower Circle. It's just under an hour's drive from Disney World.

About Broadway Limited Imports.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-11-15 20:13:07

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