Broadway Limited EMD GP30 - Sound and DCC - Paragon4(TM) -- Milwaukee Road #354 (orange, black) -

Broadway Limited - EMD GP30 - Sound and DCC - Paragon4(TM) -- Milwaukee Road #354 (orange, black) - HO

Item Number: 187-9138

MSRP: $374.99
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Roadname: Milwaukee Road
Scale: HO

This Broadway Limited HO Scale EMD GP30 locomotive is based on the four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD in the early1960s. A total of 948 units were built for railroads in the United States and Canada. The GP30s were designed to compete with GE's U25B. The U25B offered 2500 horsepower, while the existing EMD GP20 was only rated at 2,000 hp. The EMD's engineering department ended up using a 16 cylinder 567D3 engine that produced 2250 hp for the GP30. They also made several improvements to the GP20 design meant to match the U25B - a sealed airtight long hood, a single central air intake, and easier access for maintenance. These changes required more space behind the cab, and this was achieved vertically by raising the height of the locomotive, providing space for the central air system, the turbocharger, and electrical cabinet. This increased height meant a new body was required. EMD wanted the new body to be modern and updated, so the GM Automotive Styling Center created the GP30's unique "hump" and cab roof profile. In the 2020s several GP30s have been preserved in museums and some are still operating for Class I and shortline railroads. This detailed model features roadname-specific detailing, fine decoration, a flywheel-equipped drive and a die cast chassis for great performance. It's equipped with the Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC control system featuring Rolling Thunder and equipped with an integral GoPack capacitor pack.

This model has wheels profiled to operate on Code 70 and larger rail and curves of 18" radius, but larger curves are recommended.

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

Additional Product Information
  • Manufacturer/Brand: Broadway Limited
  • Mfg Part #: 9138
  • Choking Hazard - May contain small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • Model railroad items are not intended for unsupervised children under 14 years of age.