Broadway Limited Imports (BLI) will deliver a Paragon 4-equipped Brass-Hybrid series 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive this fall. The model will reproduce Union Pacific’s (UP) CSA-2 class early Challenger prototype. The manufacturer will offer as-delivered examples and post-1947 replicas with rebuilt front engine and integral cast cylinder front engine versions. UP’s articulated 4-6-6-4 Challengers came from Alco beginning in 1936. Alco build more than 100 examples by the end of Challenger production in 1943. The massive steam locomotive was more than 120-feet long.
The HO model will follow past BLI Brass-Hybrid series offerings and will come with brass locomotive (mounted on a die-cast metal chassis) and tender body. The assembled Challenger release will feature a 19,000-gallon cylindrical oil tender, accurate UP graphite-hue firebox and smokebox, aluminum lettering, smoke output, LED directional lighting, and more.
BLI plans multiple road numbers in UP’s 3800-series (check the company’s website for specifics on the 10 road numbers and their details) and painted unlettered versions in each of the three body styles, as well as a brass finished example.
This coming HO-scale Brass-Hybrid 4-6-6-4 Challenger from Broadway Limited Imports will be a very limited production run. Reserve your early Challenger steam locomotive now via the manufacturers’ website or from your favorite hobby dealer.
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