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Broadway 5920 USRA 4-6-2 Light Pacific Loco - Reading Blue Mountain & Northern 425 (2010s dark blue, gray, black)

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The Pacific-type locomotive evolved as the need for power and speed increased. First, the four-wheel leading truck delivered stability at the faster speeds. Second, six tall drivers provided pulling power and speed. Last, a two-wheel trailing truck provided support for a larger firebox. The sum of this design was the 4-6-2 USRA Pacific.

The USRA designation for light and heavy locomotives was a function of the track's ability to withstand weight. Excessive axle weight could damage the rails, loosen fastenings, and also cause damage to the locomotive. The USRA deemed a maximum of 54,000 pounds per axle as a light locomotive. The USRA Light Pacific weighed in at 277,000 lbs, with a 73 inch driver diameter and a boiler pressure of 200 lb/in.

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.

NOTICE: Due to insufficient boiler diameter in the USRA Heavy and Light Pacifics, these units will not have smoke units.

FEATURES

- NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDER with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments

- Locomotive Composition: ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis

- Tender Composition: ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis

- Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible

- Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail

- Equipped with Traction Tires

- Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in or greater