New Hybrid “Yellowbelly” Hudson from Broadway Limited in HO

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New Hybrid “Yellowbelly” Hudson from Broadway Limited in HO

UPDATE: Broadway Limited Imports reports this model has sold out on August 8, 2016.

In 1946, the C&O took five of its Class F-19 Pacific 4-6-2 locomotives and converted them into Class L-1 Hudsons. This rework was done in the Huntington Shops and was completed in 1947. All but one of the new L-1s were covered with a streamlined stainless steel cowl which was painted yellow and silver. The tenders were cased in fluted stainless steel and tapered at the top so they would blend exactly with the new Budd passenger cars. The “yellowbellies” as they were called by C&O crews were numbered 490 through 494 (number 494 did not have a cowl applied). Only engine 490 survives today and is on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Md.

bli-hybridhudson-04This unique HO scale model features Paragon3 sound and operation, including Rolling Thunder™ with authentic sounds and protypical operation in DC and DCC systems. Also included are factory installed engineer and fireman figures, Kadee couplers, synchronized puffing smoke as well as variable puffing smoke intensity and timing. Available in several road names in both yellow and orange paint schemes.


This steam locomotive will operate easily on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail on a 22″ minimum radius or greater. Broadway Limited has already set production quantities for this special project, so reservations will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Delivery is expected November 2016.  Visit Broadway Limited Imports for ordering details.

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This article was posted on: August 4, 2016