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8531 GE ES44AC, BNSF #6329, Swoosh Scheme, Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

Sale price$359.99
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Broadway Limited Imports is thrilled to announce the release of a new batch of the GE ES44AC locomotives. These six-axle, 4400 HP locomotives were manufactured by General Electric from 2002 to 2019, with a total production exceeding 3,700 units. Presently, they are in service on every Class I railroad in North America.

In 2024, we are introducing models of the ES44AC in a variety of paint schemes never before produced by us. This includes heritage units from the Canadian National and Iowa Interstate, as well as Norfolk Southern and CSX. Additionally, we are offering the Canadian Pacific "Saint John Express" unit, along with several fantasy paint schemes that adapt older railroad liveries to the modern ES44AC diesel body. All of our models are equipped with our new Paragon4 DC/DCC Sound and Control system featuring Rolling Thunder, and they come with integral GoPack capacitor packs. Each model boasts road-specific details and lighting. List of individually controllable lights in our GE ES44AC models:

  • Headlight
  • Rear Light
  • Cab Light
  • Numberboard Lights
  • Front Ditch Lights

Industry-leadingModel Features:

  • Paragon4 Sound & Control System featuring ROLLING THUNDER
  • Integral Dual-Mode Decoder with Back EMF for Superb Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Precision Drive Mechanism Engineered for Heavy Towing and Smooth Slow Speed Operation
  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up
  • ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Premium Caliber Painting
  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers
  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Horn, Bell, Wipers, and Etched Metal Grills
  • Prototypical Light Operation - accurate for each paint scheme
  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the GE ES44AC Diesel Locomotive
  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
  • Will Operate on Code 70, Code 83, and Code 100 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 inches

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.


Paragon4 Sound & Control SystemFeatures:

  • Operates in DC & DCC with improved DC speed control (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Built-In extra capacitance to navigate imperfect track
  • Pro Lighting Mode offers individual control of all lights on model
  • Switcher Mode for precise low speed control
  • Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
  • High Resolution Audio
  • Quillable Horn for various 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
  • Multiple realistic passenger and crew sounds play on command
  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal
  • Prime Mover sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.