Broadway Limited Imports Paragon4™ ALCO RSD-15 (Sound and DCC) - Santa Fe No. 829 (N Scale)



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N Scale
Dual Mode DC/DCC
Paragon4™ Sound

ALCO RSD-15
(Sound and DCC)


Santa Fe  No. 829



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The Alco RSD-15's were built between 1956 and 1960 in Schenectady, New York. The RSD-15 was powered by an Alco 251 16-cylinder V-type engine. Rated at 2,400 horsepower, these versatile locomotives were suited for mainline freight and passenger service. The locomotive rode on 3-axle trucks with all axles powered by GE model 752 traction motors. The trucks have asymmetrical axle spacing because of the position of the traction motors. The six-motor design allowed for higher tractive effort at lower speeds than a similar four-motor design.

The RSD-15's could be ordered with either a high or low short hood, and the low hood versions quickly earned the nickname "alligators" due to their unusually long noses.

In 2022, we are offering models of the RSD-15's in N scale with DCC & Sound for the first time. We are offering models of RSD-15's from 9 railroads in 10 distinct paint schemes. All road numbers and paint schemes are prototypically accurate. We are also building three models that were very similar in real life - two C&O RSD-7's and a CP RSD-17. The models will be BLI RSD-15 models with the C&O and CP paint schemes applied. There wasn't a lot of detail variation among the RSD-15's, and we are making three distinct models - a standard low-hood model, a standard high-hood model, and a PRR-type high hood model with different locations for the bell and horns.

  • 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, Horns, Bell, and Antenna
  • Prototypical Light Operation
  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the Alco RSD-15 Diesel Locomotive
  • MicroTrains-compatible couplers (2)
  • Will Operate on Code 55, Code 70, and Code 80 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 9 inches

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BL-187-6610
ALCO RSD-15
(Sound and DCC)
Santa Fe
No. 829

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