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7846 ATSF 2-8-4 Berkshire, T1a #4194, 4-axle Tender, Disk Main Driver, No-Sound/DCC-Ready, HO

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Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce our new models, the Santa Fe version of the Boston & Maine T1a and T1b 2-8-4 Berkshire locomotives. During World War II, the Santa Fe needed more locomotives to assist in hauling freight across the country. While the railroad would’ve preferred the EMD FT diesels, diesel motors were going primarily to marine applications to win the war.

Santa Fe ended up purchasing seven T1a’s and the railroad placed them into service to the Missouri Division. They also were the only Lima locomotives on the AT&SF’s roster. Shortly after arrival, Santa Fe crews quickly understood the frustration B&M crews faced with these locomotives as derailments were often reported in backing with this design. The trailing truck wheels were 36” and 45” in diameter. 

In our first production, we are offering models of four fully decorated T1a's.  AT&SF 4193 will feature the main driver spoked, per the prototype. AT&SF 4194, 4195, and 4196 will have disk main driver as the locomotives received those by the end of 1948. Our models have die cast locomotive and tender bodies for maximum weight and tractive effort.  Each model comes with our Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC sound system with synchronized puffing smoke and integral GoPack capacitors.    

In addition to the Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC sound models, we are also offering these locomotives as part of our Stealth series. These are No-Sound / DCC-Ready models that operate on DC out of the box, or a modeler can easily install their DCC decoder of choice.  Out of the box, front and rear lights are directional, and other lights are always illuminated with track power.  Additionally, some lighting may be missing depending on selected aftermarket decoder the modeler installs.  See below for additional model features.  

Industry-leading Model Features:

  • Stealth Series - Model is DCC-Ready out of the box.   No Sound.
  • Out of the box, front and rear lights are directional.  Other lights are illuminated with track power.
  • Model comes with 8-ohm speaker already installed for easy installation of DCC/Sound decoder.
  • Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation.
  • 5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
  • Heavy Die Cast Boiler, Tender Body, and Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light, Cab Light, and Front Marker Lights
  • Factory-installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Optional Piping Shroud (sometimes present above walkway near cab) will be included in box with model.
  • Prototypically Accurate Details for Each Road Number
  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Ladders, Piping, Cab Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, Markers, Numberboards, Air Tanks, and Many Others
  • Equipped with Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches