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For the first time in the Paragon2 series, BLI is bringing out the USRA Light and Heavy 2-8-2 designs, commonly called Heavy Mikados and Light Mikados.  There were 233 original USRA Heavy 2-8-2’s built plus another 957 copies, covering 23 railroads.  It was an extremely successful design. The USRA Heavy Mikados used pretty much the same running gear as the Light Mik’s, but the boilers were 10 inches larger in diameter and they had larger cylinders as well.  Tractive effort was about 10% higher for the heavy 2-8-2’s.

As for the USRA Light Mikados, the USRA built 625 total, with 641 copies built after the USRA ended control.  With copies, over 50 railroads used the USRA Light 2-8-2’s.

BLI’s models follow the original designs closely.  Railroad specific variations are not modeled on these locomotives.  In most instances we offer two locomotive numbers for each railroad, and we are offering a painted model (black) with no lettering. 

*ITEM:BLI 2914 / USRA 2-8-2 UP 2481


All new Paragon2 sound and control system for DC & DCC
Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
Industry best slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
Prototypical light operation with headlight
Authentic USRA Mikado sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.
All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up (except front and trailing trucks)
Factory installed engineer and fireman figures
Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price

ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
5-pole can motor with skew wound armature
Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler):  11 1/4 inches
Locomotive Weight: 1 lb
Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, whistle, and brass bell
Operating knuckle couplers
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

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