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5983 USRA Light Mikado, SAL #498, Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC, N

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For the first time in
N scale, BLI is bringing out the USRA
Light and Heavy 2-8-2 designs, commonly called Heavy Mikados and Light
Mikados! There were 233 original USRA Heavy 2-8-2's built plus
another 957 copies, covering 23 railroads. It was an extremely
successful design. The USRA Heavy Mikados used pretty much the same
running gear as the Light Mik's, but the boilers were 10 inches larger in
diameter and they had larger cylinders as well. Tractive effort was
about 10% higher for the heavy 2-8-2's.

As for the USRA Light Mikados, the USRA built 625 total, with 641 copies
built after the USRA ended control. With copies, over 50 railroads
used the USRA Light 2-8-2's.

BLI's models follow the original designs closely. Railroad specific
variations are not modeled on these locomotives. In most
instances we offer two locomotive numbers for each railroad, and we
are offering a painted model (black) with no lettering.

Industry-Leading Features:
Product Information:
  • NEW Paragon3
    Sound & Operation System FEATURING
    TM with Authentic Sounds and
    Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
  • 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
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic
    Paint Schemes

  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight
  • Die Cast Body with
    Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Traction
    Tires for Additional Tractive Effort
  • (2)
    Operating MicroTrains #1015 or Compatible Couplers
  • Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders,
    Whistle, and Brass Bell
  • Will
    Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius:
    9.75 inches

SOUND Features

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster
    for DC Sound)
  • 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 Whistles
  • 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 or Power Reverse Sound at Direction Change
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Freight Yard related radio chatter -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Farm related radio chatter - Controlled with
    Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard related radio chatter -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and
  • Grade Crossing Signal -
    Controlled with Function Key
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC
  • 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
  • Chuff sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes
    for most effects

**Specifications on this page subject to

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