The EMD F3 is a 1500 horsepower diesel locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between 1945 and 1949. The F3 was the third model in EMD's successful F-unit series of cab unit diesels and it was the second most produced of the series behind the F7. The F3's were widely used in both freight and passenger service and in total EMD built more than 1100 A-units and almost 700 B-units. In this production we are modeling A and B-units from eight railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers and paint schemes. We are offering A-B sets with Powered A-units (w/ Paragon4 Sound) and unpowered B-units and also separate single A and B-units with our full Paragon4 DC/DCC/Sound system. All of our models have road-specific details and lighting. List of individually controllable lights in our EMD F3 models Headlight Mars Light (where applicable) Numberboard Lights Classification Lights Cab Light Road-specific detail options in this production prototypically accurate for each road name Three pilots options - each included where prototypical Nose door with and without headlight Horizontal and 45-degree numberboards Three different horns Water fill hatch location varies per road name Prototypically accurate filter panel Sand fill hatch location Dynamic brake hatch style Cooling fans and exhaust hatch accurate per each prototype Winterization hatch present where prototypically accurate Steam generator style Four MU door options on front of model Ladder rest grab irons present where prototypically accurate Grab iron ladder present on NP model Eyebrow grab irons present where prototypically accurate Grab irons above cab side windows where prototypically accurate Roof antenna present and correct where prototypically accurate Nose lift lug brackets present on NP and PRR types Rear lift lug brackets present on NP and PRR types Nose door number plate present on ATSF and SOU models Trainphone antenna present on PRR models Industry-leading Model 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 Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD F3 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 System Features 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.