1503 EMD SW1 500, WP Switcher Sound/DC/DCC

Price: £149.96Tax Free

Between 1966 and 1974, EMD produced 807 of the 12-cylinder SW1500 switchers. These prolific switchers are easily recognized by their high mounted walkways, tall, low-radius arched roof cab, dual exhaust stacks, and a long hood headlight. EMD offered the SW’s with either the standard AAR type A trucks or the optional Flexicoil designed trucks. More than half of the railroads chose the Flexicoil trucks.

Our model, of course, maintains our high standard for quality and detail. Beyond the high level of detail, these DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with BLI’s own integral DCC Decoder factory installed. Paragon2 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with: superb back EMF motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the familiar sturdy maroon box!

EMD’s SW1500 was a capable switcher that saw distinguished duty for many railroads. BLI’s model is ready for duty on your layout, and like all BLI locomotives, she looks, operates, and sounds great!

Industry-Leading Features:

The Paragon2 Sound & Control System
Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry-Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for switching
5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
Authentic SW1500 sounds
Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight & rear light
Operating Metal Knuckle Couplers
Many separately applied details such as brass bell, grab irons, and ladders
Locomotive length: 6.5 inches
Locomotive weight: approximately 9 oz.
Near-Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
Minimum Radius: 18″ or greater recommended

Industry-Leading SOUND Features:

Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
Auto Pilot (ATS) – Records and plays back sound and movement for automatic operation (Macro Operation)
16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
Playback Horn for multiple horn lengths and patterns
Choice of 3 selectable Horns
Alternate Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn
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
Grade Crossing Signal – Controlled with Function Key
8 Diesel Motor Revs
Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal – When activated, stopping triggers and stop horn toot. When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice. When moving in reverse, toots three times.
Engine sound intensity varies with load
Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects
EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

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