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  • BLI C-16 Connector Wire Relocation

    If you bought a Broadway Limited Imports C-16 and could not beleive the connector wire's obtrusive location across the tender deck, I developed the following solution:

    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com...tor_clinic.htm

    It improve the appearance 100%

    Hope this helps someone.

    Harold

  • #2

    Thanks Harold. I do not own one yet but I am thinking about it. What is your opinion of the BLI C-16? Is it worth buying? It seems like a good price considering it is already DCC with sound.

    Paul

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    • #3
      Paul,

      The C-16 is a great buy. The sound works with regular DC and if you look around at the internet discounters it can be found for under $225. I can not make a conversion from an HO locomotive with sound for that price. It runs great, the detailing is mostly molded on but for that price it is acceptable. I am backdating mine to a nineteenth century look.

      Here is a before shot of the connection.



      Heres is an after shot of the connection.



      The tender in the after shot is a Bachmann tender with the BLI sound and trucks. I have added the before and after shots to the website.

      Hope that helps

      Harold

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      • #4
        I'll have to agree, the c-16 is so much fun. The detailing is OK but for the price its fine. The only thing I'm not happy about is that it added about $100 to the cost of all my other locos because now I have to have sound in them too.
        Cheers,

        Steve

        San Juan Lumber Company

        Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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        • #5
          Steve,

          I have tried the new MRC steam decoder and it can be had for $40.00 at Trainworld. It has really good sound, better than the low cost Soundtraxx. I have demoed it at an On30 meet and everyone liked the sound.

          Harold

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          • #6
            Harold,

            How's the whistle? Or do you know if it can be heard anywhere online. I like a real 'heavy' sound to my whistles, I change the one in the shay almost daily
            Cheers,

            Steve

            San Juan Lumber Company

            Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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            • #7
              Steve,

              Try this at Tony's Train Exchange:

              http://www.tonystrains.com/tonystips/2003/111403.htm

              If your a whistle person the MRC is limited whistlewise. It is one button press to get a long whistle and on press to get a short toot, no playing with the duration. Also, it only has the two whistles single and multi. I just want sound, so it doesn't bother me. If I want to play with whistles I have the C-16's.

              Hope that helps

              Harold

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by hminky


                Paul,

                The C-16 is a great buy. The sound works with regular DC and if you look around at the internet discounters it can be found for under $225. I can not make a conversion from an HO locomotive with sound for that price. It runs great, the detailing is mostly molded on but for that price it is acceptable. I am backdating mine to a nineteenth century look.

                Here is a before shot of the connection.

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                Heres is an after shot of the connection.

                Download Attachment: after.JPG
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                The tender in the after shot is a Bachmann tender with the BLI sound and trucks. I have added the before and after shots to the website.

                Hope that helps

                Harold



                Harold,

                Thanks for the photos & info. There is quite a difference between the before & after.
                I am trying to buy a BLI C-16 but I am having trouble finding one.

                Guys,

                I notice the C-16 comes with fluted domes or rounded domes. I looked at the photos & I can see the difference. Can someone tell me why the 2 different type domes? I know nothing about this loco.

                Paul

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                • #9
                  Paul:

                  The fluted domes are an 'earlier' design than the rounded domes. That being said you can find either type of dome on a loco from any time, even mixed.




                  Caboose Hobbies claims to have some of them in stock. I got mine at Internet model trains, but they're sold out.
                  Cheers,

                  Steve

                  San Juan Lumber Company

                  Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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