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Broadway Limited N 5978 USRA Light Mikado. Rock Island.
Includes Factory Installed DCC and Sound.
Note: SOLD

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5% Additional Discount on all orders over $199
List Price: AU$ 545.00
Price: AU$ 375.00
249.98 USD 337.50 CAD
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Broadway Limited 5978 is an N Scale Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad USRA Light Mikado Steam Locomotive & Tender #2302 with Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC, featuring Rolling Thunder with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments, Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for 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.

This Locomotive is brand new and has never been run. It is in its original new "Level 1+ Quality" condition and has only been removed from its box for photographs. The Original Manufacturers Retail Price was $359.99 USD and is offered here for much less.

Product Information:
• Die Cast Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort • Traction Tires for Additional Tractive Effort • Operating MicroTrains #1015 Compatible Couplers • Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell, • Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 Rail • Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches. • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound).
Product ID 2936
Manufacturer Broadway Ltd
  ISBN 2936
Date Added
10/14/2023
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Prototype History:
The Heavy Mikado was "conceived" under the auspices of the United States Railway Administration (USRA), an agency established during WWI to regulate the railroad industry during the war. One of the first undertakings of the USRA was to develop locomotive (and rolling stock) designs that the railroads could share. This "common design" program was highly successful in streamlining production, and many USRA engines were used long after the war was over, essentially "outliving" the agency that conceived them.
The 2-8-2 is a railroad steam locomotive that has one leading axle followed by four powered driving axles and one trailing axle. This configuration of steam locomotive is most often referred to as a Mikado, or shortened to just "Mike". The USRA ultimately created 12 different steam locomotive designs, including both the Heavy Mikado and Light Mikado. Both the Light and Heavy Mikado used the same 63" drivers and running gear, but the Heavy Mike had a fatter boiler and put out more pounds on the drivers. This resulted in a more powerful locomotive.
Under the USRA's watch, 233 Heavy Mikados were built. Including copies built later, the total number of Heavy Mikes was 957 units, purchased originally by 23 different railroads, primarily in freight service. Some Mikado steam engine are still in service today, employed mostly for tourist or railfan trips.
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