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HO EMD F3 Paragon4, CGW #101C

Item No. BLI6662
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HO EMD F3 Paragon4, CGW #101C

Item No. BLI6662
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The EMD F3 is a 1,500 horsepower diesel locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between 1945 and 1949.
Key Features
  • Three Pilots Options
  • Three Different Horns
  • Sand Fill Hatch Location
  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-Up
  • Premium Caliber Painting
In The Box
  • (1) HO EMD F3 Locomotive


The F3 was the third model in EMD's successful F-unit series of cab unit diesels, and it was the second most produced of the series behind the F7. The F3's were widely used in both freight and passenger service, and in total, EMD built more than 1,100 A-units and almost 700 B-units.


  • Three pilots options - each included where prototypical
  • Nose door with and without headlight
  • Horizontal and 45-degree numberboards
  • Three different horns
  • Water fill hatch location varies per road name
  • Prototypically accurate filter panel
  • Sand fill hatch location
  • Dynamic brake hatch style
  • Cooling fans and exhaust hatch accurate per each prototype
  • Winterization hatch present where prototypically accurate
  • Steam generator style
  • Four MU door options on front of model
  • Ladder rest grab irons present where prototypically accurate
  • Grab iron ladder present on NP model
  • Eyebrow grab irons present where prototypically accurate
  • Grab irons above cab side windows where prototypically accurate
  • Roof antenna present and correct where prototypically accurate
  • Paragon4 Sound and Control System featuring ROLLING THUNDER
  • Rear lift lug brackets present on NP and PRR types
  • Nose door number plate present on ATSF and SOU models
  • Trainphone antenna present on PRR models
  • Integral Dual-Mode Decoder with Back EMF for Superb Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Precision Drive Mechanism Engineered for Heavy Towing and Smooth Slow Speed Operation
  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up
  • ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Premium Caliber Painting
  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers
  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Horn, Bell, Wipers, and Etched Metal Grills
  • Prototypical Light Operation
  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD F3 Diesel Locomotive
  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
  • Will Operate on Code 70, Code 83, and Code 100 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 inches
  • Nose lift lug brackets present on NP and PRR types


In this production, Broadway Limited is modeling A and B-units from eight railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers and paint schemes. They are offering A-B sets with Powered A-units (w/ Paragon4 Sound) and unpowered B-units, and also separate single A and B-units with our full Paragon4 DC/DCC/Sound system. All of the models have road-specific details and lighting.