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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2019, 02:48:15 PM »
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@reinhardtjh @Mark5 Here you go, folks! A how-to on body-mounting MT1016's to the BLI P70's. Photos are all in the gallery, too.


https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=47892.new#new


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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2019, 06:11:55 PM »
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Are these any better than the Bachmann cars? We need a side-by-side!
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« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2019, 07:53:19 PM »
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The lighting is not only excessively bright, but even when dimmed down with a DC throttle, is toylike. The three leds create “hot spots” clustering in the middle of the car. The light tapers off toward the end of the car.
I’m a fan of the lighting effect of Rapido’s Easy-Peasey sets,  but not of the need to replace batteries.  I wonder if the track pickup in these cars could be rigged to power the E-P units. The reed switch would be a bonus.

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« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2019, 08:14:57 PM »
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Would it have been too difficult for BLI to either provide additional couplers with shorter shanks, or just provide another hole farther-in to relocate the long shank coupler to provide closer coupling?  Chris went to a lot of effort (plus some expense) to do something that BLI could probably have provided for pennies.

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« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2019, 08:20:06 PM »
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Need help from some knowledgeable Pennsy passenger peeps. Are these cars air conditioned or non a/c? The photo is from Chicago commuter service in the 1960's. Would the lettering be gold or buff? Trying to decide what cars I need to buy for this.

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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2019, 10:10:32 PM »
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I’m a fan of the lighting effect of Rapido’s Easy-Peasey sets,  but not of the need to replace batteries.  I wonder if the track pickup in these cars could be rigged to power the E-P units. The reed switch would be a bonus.

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Yes then can be modified to run off of the track voltage (and with no-flicker), have adjustable brightness, and still use the wand to turn them on and off.  I'm working on an article explaining how to do all of that.  One of these days . . .
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« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2019, 10:46:49 PM »
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Need help from some knowledgeable Pennsy passenger peeps. Are these cars air conditioned or non a/c? The photo is from Chicago commuter service in the 1960's. Would the lettering be gold or buff? Trying to decide what cars I need to buy for this.



I’m not very knowledgeable, but would air conditioned cars have windows that open?

The photo also suggests a general question: Has anyone here modeled open windows on passenger cars?

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« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2019, 10:56:37 PM »
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I’m not very knowledgeable, but would air conditioned cars have windows that open?

The photo also suggests a general question: Has anyone here modeled open windows on passenger cars?

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Not sure about American prototype cars, but many models of European passenger cars are made with some windows modeled partially open.
On a related note, the 40+ year old Rowa/Con-Cor/MRC corrugated cars have partially lowered Venetian blinds molded in the window glass (and the effect is very good).

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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2019, 11:22:19 PM »
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Need help from some knowledgeable Pennsy passenger peeps. Are these cars air conditioned or non a/c? The photo is from Chicago commuter service in the 1960's. Would the lettering be gold or buff? Trying to decide what cars I need to buy for this.


The three-digit roadnumbers would indicate non-A/C cars and the change from gold to buff lettering occurred in the early '50s.

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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 01:27:47 AM »
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Need help from some knowledgeable Pennsy passenger peeps. Are these cars air conditioned or non a/c? The photo is from Chicago commuter service in the 1960's. Would the lettering be gold or buff? Trying to decide what cars I need to buy for this.



The large water tanks are under the cars but the ice bunkers are not, so no A/C.
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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2019, 01:28:30 AM »
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The lights don't flicker.  That's an additional positive.
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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2019, 02:49:11 AM »
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The lights don't flicker.  That's an additional positive.
The HO cars have a 1,000μF capacitor included in the lighting circuit.
Presumably something similar was done with the N scale version.

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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2019, 03:21:51 AM »
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The HO cars have a 1,000μF capacitor included in the lighting circuit.
Presumably something similar was done with the N scale version.

You guys piqued my curiosity - I just ordered one of these cars.
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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2019, 07:23:19 AM »
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Thanks guys. That's what I thought but wanted to make sure.
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Re: BLI PRR P70’s are in at TrainWorld.
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2019, 08:41:15 AM »
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You guys piqued my curiosity - I just ordered one of these cars.

So,  now all the manufacturers know that they need to include a "flaw" in their products to successfully market to Peteski when he has no interest in their cars' prototypes.  :facepalm: [:P]