Broadway Limited 7221 N&W Y6B 2-8-8-2 #2192, 22I TENDER PARAGON4 SOUND/DC/DCC
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ALL-NEW Paragon4 Sound & Control System featuring Rolling Thunder
Integral Dual-Mode Decoder with Back EMF for Superb Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation
Extra Built-in Capacitance for more Consistent Electrical Pick-up
Die Cast Locomotive Body with Die Cast Chassis for Heavier Weight and Maximum Tractive Effort
Rubber Tires for Additional Tractive Effort
Premium Caliber Painting with Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers
Prototypical Light Operation with Separately Controllable Headlight, Rear Light, and Cab Light
Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Ladders, Piping, Whistle, and Bell
Operating Micro-trains-compatible Couplers
Will Operate on Code 55, Code 70, and Code 80 Rail
Minimum Operating Radius: 9.75 inches
Accurate Prototypical Sounds for the N&W Y6b 2-8-8-2 Engines
The Y6b was known as the workhorse of the Norfolk & Western railroad. Starting with locomotive #2120 in 1936, the Y6 class would become the final refinement of the 2-8-8-2 design, and the Y6b is considered the epitome of the compound mallet development. The N&W shops in Roanoke, Virginia gave all Y Class engine and tender axles roller bearings and they used the same outside frame lead truck as the Class A. The trailing truck was also equipped with roller bearings which were fit into an outside frame design. With these improvements, the Y6's cost considerably more than their earlier brethren, but the maintenance records show that these locomotives had a time available for assignment far superior to any of the predecessors.
The Y6b had a starting tractive effort in simple configuration of 152,206 pounds. In the compound mode, a tractive effort of 126,838 was achieved. The locomotives delivered 5,500 horsepower. The Y6b locomotive weight was 582,900 lbs with 522,850 lbs directly on the drivers.
When the Norfolk & Western ceased their mainline steam operations in 1959, 50 of the Y6s were still running out serviceable miles in the coal fields waiting for the final order of diesels to replace them. The last of the Class Ys were retired in the summer of 1960.
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