Looking for a Broadway Limited Y6b 2-8-8-2

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Mon May 21 09:54:58 EDT 2012

I have a Precision Craft Y6b and it runs really well, smooth starts and low
speed running. It is quite loud, however, which doesn't bother me, but I
have had to replace the speakers. It is a very powerful model worth having.

Walter Davis
Youngsville, NC
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Subject: Re: Looking for a Broadway Limited Y6b 2-8-8-2

> I too have the same question regrading the Broadway Limited vs Precision

> Craft vs Paragon2.

I have the first release by Broadway LImited of the Y6b and it is in a
Paragon 2 box. I think the Broadway Limited release you are talking about
might be the "Blueline" they produce without sound but DCC ready(add your
own decoder). Precision Craft made the Y6b first. Precision Craft was a
separate company of Broadway Limited that used ESU sound instead of QSI in
an effort to cut cost. I have not talked to anyone that has the Precision
Craft model about how they run and sound. I have had the chance to look
over my Broadway several time and compare it to pictures and a brass United
Y6b. To me I like the Broadway. Also my Y6b runs very well with my
Broadway A.
Sound wise I think it is very close on all sounds comparing it to video of a
Y6b. The only Broadway sound I did not like was the first J whistle but the
upgrade chip sounded much better. Also my Y6b runs very well with my
Broadway A.

The Y6b requires no upgrade chip. If anyone has a J, I highly recommend you
get the upgrade chip. better performance and a whole lot better sounding

With all this said, is anyone interested in a brass Y6b. Unit needs some
work(replace one lubricator front driver set valve gear) and remotoring. I
have a NWSL motor for the job just no time to do it. Numbered 2178. I
found one stamp for United on it at one time but I cannot find it this
morning. Not sure what run it is from but is older with uncovered driver
gears. Price $450 and negotiable. Contact me off list at
nsc39dash8 at windstream.net for more info.

James Wall
Rural Hall, NC
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