The PRR E6s was not the most numerous 4-4-2 "Atlantic" built by the railroad, but it was the final and most successful Atlantic on the PRR. The E6 was first designed in 1910, and in extensive testing, the E6 prototype consistently outperformed the K2. In 1912, the prototype was super-heated and also had her cylinders enlarged to 23". The locomotive became the E6s, and the PRR built 80 E6s locomotives in 1914. Most of the engines were assigned to New York - Philadelphia - Washington passenger service. They were excellent locomotives, with several lasting until the end of steam on the PRR.
The most famous of the Pennsy's Atlantics was #460. She was the last one constructed, but more importantly #460 became known as the "Lindbergh Special" after racing an airplane! On June 11, 1927, the film of Charles Lindbergh's return to the US was rushed from Washington to New York City for media showings. The #460 was selected to carry the film by locomotive, and she pulled two cars behind her in which films of the Lone Eagle were being developed en route to NYC. #460 made the 216 mile trip in 175 minutes, at one time hitting 115 mph. Arriving with the film already developed, the locomotive won the race with the plane hands-down, and the PRR received considerable deserved publicity and acclaim. For a full history of this momentous event, we recommend visiting this site: http://paheritage.wpengine.com/article/lindbergh-engine-racing-time-pennsylvania-railroad-locomotive-no-460/
In this production, we are modeling pre-war and post-war versions of the E6s. The pre-war version is a model of #460 as she appeared in 1927. The pre-war models have a standard round headlight, clawfoot markers on the pilot and on the smokebox, a superheater damper on the smokebox, and will pull the 70P66 tender. The post-war models have the same standard round headlight, clawfoot markers on the pilot but not on the smokebox, a whistle shield on the firebox, a wind deflector at the rear of the cab roof, and no superheater damper on the smokebox. They will also pull the 70P66 tender. All of the models have die cast boilers and tender bodies, and come with our Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC sound system with synchronized puffing smoke and integral GoPack capacitors.
Industry-leading Model Features:
ALL-NEW Paragon4 Sound & Control System
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
5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
Heavy Die Cast Boiler, Tender Body, and Chassis for Increased Tractive Effort
Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Scheme
Prototypical Light Operation with Separately Controllable Headlight, Reverse Light, Cab Light, Front Marker Lights, Rear Marker Lights
Factory-installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
Prototypically Accurate Models for Pre-war and Post-war Appearance
Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Cab Glass, Whistle, Brass Bell, Markers, Numberboards, Air Tanks, and Many Others
Equipped with Rubber Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches
Accurate Prototypical Sounds for the PRR E6s Atlantic Locomotives
Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon4: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon4 sound and control system. Each Paragon4 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed. Paragon4 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with superb back EMF motor control, improved DC motor control, built-in capacitor pack for more reliable electrical pick-up, industry best on-board sound with Rolling Thunder functionality, Pro Lighting Mode for prototypical light control, Switcher model for precise low speed control, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, and the same excellent detail level as Broadway Limited's Paragon3 Series models.
Paragon4 Sound & Control System Features:
Operates in DC & DCC with improved DC speed control (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
Built-In capacitor pack to navigate imperfect track
Capacitor Pack automatically disabled on program track for full compatibility with JMRI Decoder Pro
Pro Lighting Mode offers individual control of all lights on model
Switcher Mode for precise low speed control.
Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
High Resolution Audio
Quillable Whistle for various whistle lengths and patterns
Choice of 3 selectable Horns
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 Sound at Direction Change
Multiple realistic passenger and crew sounds play on command
Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
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 each effect
EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings