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A number of K4s locomotives had streamlining applied over the years. All were later removed, restoring the locomotives to their original appearance.
In February 1936, locomotive #3768 was clad in a shroud designed by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy. This highly concealing, enveloping streamlined casing hid most of the functionality of the steam locomotive, leading to its nickname of The Torpedo by train crews.
At first, the locomotive was not painted in standard Dark Green Locomotive Enamel (DGLE) but instead in a bronze color. It was later refinished in DGLE. A matching tender ran on unusual six-wheel trucks. Like most streamlined steam locomotives, the shrouds impeded maintenance and the covers over the wheels were later removed. For a time, the locomotive was the preferred engine for the Broadway Limited train.
Were proud to offer this iconic steam locomotive to our serious PRR modelers.
NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
Synchronized PUFFING SMOKE with Chuff Sound
Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and timing
Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation
Powerful High Torque Motor with Fly Wheel
Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
Factory Installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
Near-Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price
Die Cast Body with Heavy Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
Operating Cab Roof Vents
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches
Industry-Leading SOUND Features:
Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
Record & Play Operation – Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
Playback Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
Choice of 3 selectable Whistles
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
Johnson Bar or Power Reverse Sound at Direction Change
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 Automatic Signal
Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal – When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot. When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice. When moving in reverse, toots three times.
Chuff sound intensity varies with load
Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects
**Specifications on this page subject to change.