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8056 PRR Q2 Duplex, 4-4-6-4, #6190, Prototype Version, DGLE 5-Stripe Fantasy Scheme, No-Sound / DCC-Ready, HO

Sale price$799.99
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In 1942, the PRR built an experimental duplex drive freight locomotive, the Q1, with a 4-6-4-4 wheel arrangement. in 1944, after identifying a number of flaws with the Q1, the PRR built a second prototype, changing the wheel arrangement to a 4-4-6-4 and creating class Q2. This was followed by 25 production Q2 steam locomotives in 1945. These rigid-frame four cylinder locomotives may have been the epitome of superpower steam locomotive design. At 115,800 lbs of tractive effort and nearly 8,000 horsepower, the Q2s were the most powerful ten-coupled steam locomotives ever produced. These monsters were the greyhounds of the PRR, single-handedly hauling tonnage at high speeds over the PRR's lines.

Mostly seen on the Pennsy west of Pittsburg, these locomotives did venture east to territory such as Horseshoe Curve and their birthplace, Altoona. The Q2 was emblematic of the PRR's commitment to on-line coal producers to continue to use steam locomotives to power their trains after World War II. However, the Q2 could not match the maintenance records of the invading diesels and, by 1956, the last Q2 had been retired and scrapped. No example of this titan of the rails was saved for posterity.

In this production run, we are building a model of the prototype #6131 and several models of the production version Q2. In addition to the prototypical decoration, we will also offer unlettered models, a painted brass model, and two models decorated in PRR-themed fantasy paint schemes.

All of the models have hand-crafted brass boilers, cabs, and tender bodies, and die cast locomotive and tender chassis. In addition to the Paragon4 version, each model is available in 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 ON with track power. Note that some light functions may be missing depending on the aftermarket decoder the modeler installs.


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 ON with track power.

  • Model comes with 8-ohm speaker 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

  • Handcrafted Brass Boiler, Cab, and Tender Body, and Heavy Die Cast Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme

  • Separately Controllable Headlight, Rear Light, Cab Light, Rear Marker Lights, and Lighted Brakeman's Cab

  • Factory-installed Engineer and Fireman Figures

  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Cab Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, and Many Others

  • Equipped with Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power

  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 22 inches

Broadway Limited Imports is proud to reintroduce our Stealth Series. 
Our Stealth Series provides customers with the ability to purchase highly detailed steam and diesel locomotives at a lower price. Stealth Series models are DCC-Ready with a standard MTC21 pin on the DC motherboard. For more information about Stealth Series models, please see our products page.


**Specifications on this page subject to change.