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SKU: 426848-526

HO Broadway BLI Brass Hybrid 4805 UP 4-6-6-4 CSA-2 Challenger Steam - Paragon4


Union Pacific #3830

  • Cosmetic Condition: C-8 Like New
  • Running Condition: Runs Well on both DC & DCC
  • Wheel Wear: Very Little
  • Material: Brass,Diecast
  • Paint: Factory Painted
  • Backhead Detail: Yes, Detailed
  • Lighting Features: Directional Lights,Number Boards,Cab Light
  • Couplers: Knuckle Style
  • Packaging: Original Box
  • Paperwork: Original Paperwork Included
  • DCC Status: DCC Dual Mode Decoder Installed
  • DCC Manufacturer ID: Broadway Limited Imports
  • Sound Status: Paragon4 Sound - Tested & Works
  • Operating Smoke: Yes

This BLI model is of the Class CSA-2 Challenger, commonly called an "early challenger".  This model has a post-1947 appearance, after the locomotives were renumbered from 3900 to 3800 series. 

The Union Pacific Challengers were simple articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotives built by American Locomotive Company for the Union Pacific.  Union Pacific built 105 of these locomotives between 1936 and 1943. The Challengers were 122 ft (37 m) long, weighed 284,800 kg, and  operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service.  The excellent Challenger design allowed for increased speed on mountain grades compared to UP's previous articulated steam locomotives. 


  • 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
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
  • Brass Locomotive and Tender Body
  • Heavyweight Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Pulling Power
  • 19,000 Gallon Cylindrical Oil Tender
  • Re-built Front Engine
  • Distinctive UP Graphite Firebox & Smokebox
  • Aluminum Lettering
  • Many Separately Applied Details Including Handrails, Grab Irons, Ladders, Piping, Whistle, and Brass Bell
  • Equipped with Traction Tires for Increased Pulling Power
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures Installed
  • Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches
  • Accurate Prototypical Sounds for the UP CSA-2 Challenger



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