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Broadway Limited Imports Paragon4 EMD SD40-2 Low Nose (Sound and DCC) -  Ontario Northland No. 1734 (Arrow Scheme)



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Dual Mode DC/DCC
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EMD SD40-2 Low Nose
(Sound and DCC) (Arrow Scheme)


Ontario Northland  No. 1734



All-New Paragon 4!



Introduced by EMD in January 1972, the SD40-2 is one of the most popular diesel locomotives of all time. Between 1972 and 1989, EMD built and sold nearly 4,000 units. These 3,000 horsepower machines were found to be more reliable than higher-horsepower locomotives, and the SD40-2 quickly became the standard of the industry for several decades.

The SD40-2 shares a common frame with the SD38-2 and the SD45-2. The frame was lengthened to accommodate the new HT-C trucks, which were 1.5 feet longer than the Flexicoil truck found on the SD40's. With a longer frame, but similar sized long hoods, the SD40-2's have distinctive "porches" on either end - these empty areas are good spotting features for SD38-2 and SD40-2 locomotives. The SD40-2 can be further distinguished from the SD38-2 by its three roof-mounted radiator fans and a single large exhaust stack.

There are several variations of SD40-2 in service. In this 2021 production, BLI is modeling the original standard SD40-2.

  • 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
  • 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature
  • All wheel electrical pick-up
  • ABS plastic body with die cast chassis
  • Premium caliber painting
  • Prototypically accurate paint schemes and road numbers
  • Many separately applied details such as handrails, grab irons, fans, sunshades, antennas, and more
  • Factory-installed engineer figure
  • Prototypical light operation
  • Prototypically accurate sounds for the EMD SD40-2
  • Two metal Kadee-compatible couplers
  • Will operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Minimum operating radius: 18 inches
  • Paragon4 Features:

  • Operates in DC & DCC with improved DC speed control (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Built-In capacitor pack to navigate imperfect track
  • Capacitor Pack automatically disabled on program track for full compatibility with JMRI Decoder Pro
  • 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 Whistle 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: When activated, stopping triggers stop whistle toot; when moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice; When moving in reverse, toots three times
  • Prime Mover sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

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EMD SD40-2 Low Nose
(Sound and DCC) (Arrow Scheme)
Ontario Northland
No. 1734

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