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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3740 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE AC6000CW - BHP Billiton - 6071

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3740 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE AC6000CW - BHP Billiton - 6071


Brand Broadway Limited
Stock Number 3740
Original Retail Price $259.99
Manufacturer Broadway Limited Imports
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Broadway Limited Diesel Engine GE AC6000
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, GE AC6000CW (Details)
Road or Company Name BHP Billiton (Details)
Reporting Marks BHP Iron Ore
Road or Reporting Number 6071
Additional Markings/Slogan Chichester
Paint Color(s) Blue and White
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Announcement Date 2018-05-11
Release Date 2018-06-15
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype GE Transportation
Model Variety AC6000CW
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 1995–2001
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Introduced in 2016 by Broadway Limited Imports, this model features:
- Die Cast Body (ABS add-on parts) with Heavy Die Cast chassis for max. tractive effort;
- ALL-NEW N Scale Paragon3 with Rolling ThunderTM SOUND & Control System (Rolling ThunderTM transmitter onboard);
- 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 Motor;
- Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes;
- Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light;
- Couplers: (2) MicroTrains #1015;
- Many Separately Applied Details;
- Minimum radius: 9.75 radius or greater recommended.

Prototype Info by BLI: Meet the winner of the horsepower race: the GE AC6000CW with 6000 hp under the hood - thats more than the Big Boys were able to do. They are about 76 ft. long from coupler face to coupler face and are often run in pairs. On today's railroads, they are the king of the hill! BLI is producing these monsters from GEs Erie, PA plant and our models do them justice. BLI's new Paragon3 N Scale AC6000s more than do their life-sized prototypes justice.

DCC Information: Factory equipped with BLI Paragon 3 Sound decoder.
Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC sound)
- 2 Selectable Bells
- 3 playable horns
- 1 long, non-looped horn
- 1 alternate horn for locomotives with a second horn
- 4 Times Expanded Autopilot storage
- Expanded Startup and Shutdown sequences
- 2 Watt Audio output
- 84 db signal to noise ratio
- 16 bit audio resolution
- 24 sounds with separate volume control
- Unmatched frequency response as low as 20 Hz when paired with Rolling ThunderTM subwoofer kit
- 8 simultaneously playable audio channels
- Functional Dynamic Brake with Grid Blower sounds
- Improved motor control in DC and DCC
- Motor short circuit protection
- Works with NMRA standard DCC controllers
- Automatic Dual Mode: Works with DC power packs or DCC

Prototype History:
The AC6000CW is a 6,000-horsepower (4,500 kW) diesel electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems. This locomotive, along with its direct competitor the EMD SD90MAC, is among the most powerful single-engined diesel locomotives in the world. The only diesel locomotive to surpass them is the dual-engine 6,600-horsepower (4,900 kW) EMD DDA40X. Just a little over 300 GE AC6000CWs were built for CSX, UP, SP and for BHP Billiton, an Australian mining company.

The GE AC6000CW was developed around the same time as both the C44-9W and the AC4400CW in the mid-1990s, and shares a number of components as well as visual appearance with them. General Electric worked in conjunction with renowned engine manufacturer Deutz-Motoren Werke Mannheim (MWM) of Germany to design and construct the 6,250 hp (4,660 kW) 7HDL engine for the locomotives. Due to several issues with this engine, the second run for UP was actuality delivered with the older, proven 7FDL engine, rated for 4,400 hp (3,300 kW). CSX later re-powered several of their AC6000CX with the more environmental-friendly GEVO-16 engine; these units are capable of 5,800 hp (4,300 kW) but are rated at 4,600 hp (3,400 kW) and classified as CW46AH.

The concept of a powerful single locomotive to haul a train was appealing on the paper, but revealed not to be successful, partly because of the technical issues encountered by these engines, and as well because actually two or more locomotives are globally more reliable in case one fails.

Read more on:
- Wikipedia
- American-Rails.com
- Trains And Locomotives Wiki
- Locomotives Wiki

Road Name History:
BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, is the trading entity of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company headquartered in Melbourne , Victoria, Australia.
In 2017, BHP ranked as the world's largest mining company, based on market capitalization, and as Australia's third-largest company by revenue, which "almost tripled between 2004 and 2012."
BHP Billiton was formed in 2001 through the merger of the Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo–Dutch Billiton plc, forming a dual-listed company.

Broken Hill Proprietary’s rich history began in a silver, lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Australia. Incorporated in 1885, BHP engaged in the discovery, development, production and marketing of iron ore, copper, oil and gas, diamonds, silver, lead, zinc and a range of other natural resources. BHP was also a market leader in value-added flat steel products.
Billiton’s roots trace back to 1851 and a tin mine on a little known island in Indonesia, Billiton (Belitung) island. Billiton became a global leader in the metals and mining sector and a major producer of aluminium and alumina, chrome and manganese ores and alloys, steaming coal, nickel and titanium minerals. Billiton also developed a substantial and growing copper portfolio.

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: Alain LM on 2018-05-12 05:03:21. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-07-14 03:15:19

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