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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3591 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E4 - Seaboard Air Line - 3103

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3591 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E4 - Seaboard Air Line - 3103 Image Courtesy of Broadway Limited Imports


N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3591 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E4 - Seaboard Air Line - 3103


Brand Broadway Limited
Stock Number 3591
Original Retail Price $239.99
Manufacturer Broadway Limited Imports
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E6 (A+B Units)
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E4 (Details)
Road or Company Name Seaboard Air Line (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 3103
Paint Color(s) Brown, Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Citrus
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
Release Date 2018-06-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety E4B
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: No error, the prototype of this SAL engine is an EMD E4. The E4B has very little difference with the E6B, so this BLI model however remains an E6 body style.

Model Information: This model was introduced in 2012 and re-run in 2015 and 2018. When sold in A-B sets, the B-unit is dummy (no motor, no sound).
  • Slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
  • Prototypical light operation with headlight and cab light
  • All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Operating knuckle couplers
  • Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price
  • ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
  • Precision gearing
  • 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature and dual fly wheels
  • Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler): 5.5 inches
  • Locomotive Weight: 4 oz
  • Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, whistle
  • Will Operate on Codes 55, 70, and 80 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches

DCC Information: Factory equipped with BLI Paragon 2 DCC/Sound decoder. Upgraded to Paragon 3 as of 2018 release.
  • All new Paragon2 sound and control system
  • Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
  • Authentic EMD E6 sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.
  • 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 Horns
  • 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 Sound at Direction Change
  • Several Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Signal - Controlled with Function Key
  • 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 each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

Prototype History:
The EMC E4 was a 2,000 horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A passenger train-hauling diesel locomotive built by the Electro-Motive Corporation of La Grange, Illinois. The E4 was the fifth model in a long line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. The 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) was achieved with two EMC model 567 V12 engines developing 1,000 hp (750 kW), each engine driving its own electrical generator to power the traction motors.

Electro-Motive Corporation manufactured the E4s only for the Seaboard Coast Line railroad and its new streamliner, the Silver Meteor, which debuted in 1939.

The front noses of the EA, E1A, E3A, E4A, E5A, and E6A cab units had a pronounced slant when viewed from the side. Therefore, these six models have been nicknamed "slant nose" units. Later E-unit models received the same blunted "bulldog nose" as the F-units. Ironically, the E4 was produced before the E3. Both models were identical, save for the E4 having a pneumatically-operated nose door passageway in order to facilitate crew movement between units in a locomotive consist. All the E4s were retired and scrapped by 1964.

From Wikipedia
Read more on American-Rails.com

Road Name History:
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (reporting mark SAL), which styled itself "The Route of Courteous Service," was an American railroad whose corporate existence extended from April 14, 1900 until July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. The company was headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, until 1958, when its main offices were relocated to Richmond, Virginia. The Seaboard Air Line Railway Building in Norfolk's historic Freemason District still stands and has been converted to luxury apartments.

At the end of 1925 SAL operated 3,929 miles of road, not including its flock of subsidiaries; at the end of 1960 it reported 4,135 miles. The main line ran from Richmond via Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida, a major interchange point for passenger trains bringing travelers to the Sunshine State. From Jacksonville, Seaboard rails continued to Tampa, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach and Miami.

Other important Seaboard routes included a line from Jacksonville via Tallahassee to a connection with the L&N at Chattahoochee, Florida, for through service to New Orleans; a line to Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama, connecting with the main line at Hamlet, North Carolina; and a line from the main at Norlina, North Carolina, to Portsmouth, Virginia, the earliest route of what became the Seaboard.

In the first half of the 20th century Seaboard, along with its main competitors Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway and Southern Railway, contributed greatly to the economic development of the Southeastern United States, and particularly to that of Florida. Its brought vacationers to Florida from the Northeast and carried southern timber, minerals and produce, especially Florida citrus crops, to the northern states.

Wikipedia.

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 2018-06-08 18:39:14. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-04-29 13:11:05

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