6184 PRR S2 6-8-6 Turbine #6200, as-built version, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, Smoke, HO
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The world's first and only locomotive with a 6-8-6 wheel configuration was introduced in 1944. The Pennsy Railroad's S2 direct-drive steam turbine powered locomotive was a unique experiment in motive power. Its six-wheel leading truck, eight drive wheels, and six-wheel trailing truck made for a massive running platform that was quite efficient when the S2 was at speed. Orginally the S2 was to be a 4-8-4, but wartime restrictions on the usage of lighter steel alloys forced the use of heavier alloys - eventually driving the weight of the entire locomotive to need larger leading and trailing trucks.
The S2 is outfitted with two steam turbines - one for each direction of travel. The large boiler sports a Belpaire firebox and the turbines exhaust was channeled through four pipes in the smoke box. A Worthington-style feedwater heater honed the S2's efficiency further.
This iconic Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive is a must-have for every series PRR steam collector. We are offering the S2 in three prototypical variations: As-Delivered without smoke deflectors, equipped with small smoke deflectors, and equipped with large smoke deflectors (the longest lasting appearance). We are also offering one S2 Turbine in a Tuscan Red fantasy paint scheme, and one painted a brass color so the entire engine has a varnished brass appearance. All of the models have hand-crafted brass boilers, cabs, and tender bodies, and die cast locomotive and tender chassis. Each model comes with our Paragon4 DC/DCC Sound system with synchronized smoke and integral GoPack capacitors.
Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon4: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon4 sound and control system. Each Paragon4 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed. Paragon4 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with superb back EMF motor control, improved DC motor control, built-in capacitor pack for more reliable electrical pick-up, industry best on-board sound with Rolling Thunder functionality, Pro Lighting Mode for prototypical light control, Switcher model for precise low speed control, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, and the same excellent detail level as Broadway Limited's Paragon3 Series models.
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