Broadway Limited Imports has officially announced N scale EMD SD40-2 locomotives with sound. BLI has been teasing us with SD40-2 pre-production prototypes on an off over the last couple months, but they have now officially announced the model in N scale including road names and numbers. Included in this first run are Burlington Northern, Santa Fe, Chessie System, Canadian National, Conrail, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and undecorated units.

Models features:

  • NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDER TM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
  • 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
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
  • ABS Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • (2) Operating MicroTrains #1015 or Compatible Couplers
  • Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
  • Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches

Sound features include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for most effects

AVAILABLE – July 2018
MSRP – $249.99

More information and preorders can be found on the BLI website HERE.