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HOn3 Blackstone K-28 "Sport Model" 2-8-2 Mikado D&RGW Rio Grande #478 Flying Grande Herald

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HOn3 Blackstone K-28 "Sport Model" 2-8-2 Mikado D&RGW Rio Grande #478 Flying Grande Herald
 
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Couplers: (F/R) Kadee Operating Knuckle
 
 
DCC Ready: Yes - Soundtraxx Tsunami decoder
 
Item Grade: C9 - Factory New
 
Manufacturers Website: Blackstone Models
 

D&RGW K-36 and K-28 Mikados!

At the 33rd Annual National Narrow Gauge Convention, we announced that we would begin accepting advanced reservations for the much anticipated Blackstone Models HOn3 D&RGW K-36 and K-28 Mikados on September 2.

These painted, ready-to-run models will be produced in multiple road numbers and eras. They will be equipped with a precision can motor, maintenance-free lighting, and a DC/DCC SoundTraxx® Digital Sound Decoder™. As two of the flagship classes among the heavier locomotives built for the D&RGW narrow gauge, these 2-8-2s are in popular demand by HOn3 modelers and those who are gaining an interest in narrow gauge steam power.

The K-28 Class Locomotives, nicknamed the ‘sport model,’ were ordered from ALCO and delivered to the D&RGW in 1923 for multiple uses throughout the narrow gauge system. Mostly known for pulling the famous passenger train, The San Juan, they also saw service pulling the Shavano, the Chili Line, and Silverton mixed trains, as well as many different freight assignments. Included in this release will be Nos. 473, 476 and 478, which survive today on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The other engines replicated in this release will be Nos. 470 and 475, which were transferred from the D&RGW to the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in 1942.

Model Details:

Outboard Cylinder
Flying Grande Herald
Square Corner Tender
Doghouse
Switcher Pilot
Small Tender Backup Light
Cinder Catcher
Tool Box

Specifications
Scale: 1:87.1
Gauge: 36" Narrow Gauge
Construction:Die Cast Metal with plastic, metal and wire details
Ready-to-run

Features
Multiple Road Numbers and Paint Schemes
Also Available in Painted, Unlettered Versions
Precision Can Motor with Balanced Flywheel
Cab Interior
Individual Grab Irons and Hand Rails
Piping and Valve Detail
Operates on both DCC and DC
18" Operating Radius

Sound Decoder Features
Tsunami Digital Sound Decoder by SoundTraxx
Sounds Recorded from the Prototype
Whistle
Bell
Exhaust
Dynamo
Airpump
Blower and more!
Directional, Constant Lighting
Headlight
Backup Light (where prototypically accurate)
Maintenance-free Golden White LEDs

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