Broadway Limited #3486 EMD F3A ATSF 18C w/DCC&Sound
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EMDs F3s began showing up on the rails just as World War II was ending. As the wartime restrictions were being lifted a tremendous burden was placed on the railroads as economic prosperity began to take off across the U.S. The days of the glorious steamers were numbered as many railroads were in dire need of motive power replacements. Add the economic advantages the F3s offered to the railroads and the rest is history. Progress is always served. The 1500 horsepower F3s were remarkably proficient at both heavy freight as well as fast-passenger service. With a body design that defines what many consider to be the most attractive diesel ever produced the F3 offered a large canvas for the wonderfully imaginative and colorful paint schemes that many railroads proudly utilized to show off their passenger trains. EMD was to build 1107 A units and 694 B units before production was changed to the newer F7s in February of 1949. Industry-Leading Features Product Information NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight Rear Light ABS Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort (2) Operating MicroTrains #1015 or Compatible Couplers Separately Applied Handrails Ladders Whistle and Brass Bell Will Operate on Code 55 70 83 & 100 Rail Recommended Minimum Radius 9.75 inches Industry-Leading SOUND Features Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound) Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity 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 Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key Freight Yard related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key Farm related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key Maintenance Yard related radio chatter - Controlled with Function Key Demo Mode for display and demonstrations Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects **Specifications on this page subject to change.