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jargonlet

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2021, 11:15:05 PM »
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Thanks, @jargonlet , that's great info!  I could definitely use a K5 for shared through runs with the P&LE, so hoping to plausibly keep the modifications to some added detail.

When you get to doing modifications let me know and I'll see what it needs for your era.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2021, 11:45:03 PM »
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Yes some are complete foobs. The Great Northern’s only USRA locos were 12 Mikados that they were forced to buy. No USRA Pacifics but BLI is producing them.
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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2021, 01:08:02 AM »
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So is the Canadian Pacific ‘passenger’ scheme. Puts a bug in the brain though; CP’s G3 Pacifics had 75” drivers vs 73 (I think) on the USRA light Pacific. 75” drivers on their Hudsons as well. I’d need enclosed cabs, new tenders and a bunch of stuff I haven’t thought about yet. I’ve stayed out of the steam game until now...
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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2021, 01:54:23 AM »
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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2021, 09:13:06 AM »
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I'll probably be in for an ACL model, should look decent with the micro-trains ACL heavyweight coach set that's coming somewhat soon.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2021, 09:20:41 AM »
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Yes some are complete foobs. The Great Northern’s only USRA locos were 12 Mikados that they were forced to buy. No USRA Pacifics but BLI is producing them.
Tom

Same with the Milwaukee. I don't know if there will ever be a correct 4-6-2 for the Milwaukee. I would like the have the engines for the Chippewa and these will probably be the only option.

From everything I've heard here and elsewhere these sound like they are a good value.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2021, 04:35:29 PM »
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When you get to doing modifications let me know and I'll see what it needs for your era.

Thanks, will do!  With a posted date of May, these guys will likely actually be arriving in June / July.


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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2021, 04:21:08 PM »
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Same with the Milwaukee. I don't know if there will ever be a correct 4-6-2 for the Milwaukee. I would like the have the engines for the Chippewa and these will probably be the only option.

From everything I've heard here and elsewhere these sound like they are a good value.

You're thinking the same way I am, but I'm worried the drivers are going to be too small for MILW.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2021, 01:14:13 PM »
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Heads up for any last preorders - Factory Direct Hobbies (BLI sales arm) has an arrival date of April 12 for the Pacifics, so looks like these guys are going to be in people's hands in about three weeks.


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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2021, 07:16:11 PM »
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That was a real fast turnaround from announcement to arrival ... Maybe the fastest in BLI history. 

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2021, 04:27:39 PM »
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The Erie paint job is pre- 1941.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2021, 06:50:18 PM »
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Erie 2919 in the flesh...er...plastic:



It ran smooth and pretty good at slow speed right out of the box.  It sounds like the bell and whistle sounds are updated and improved.  I do worry about the long-term stability of the decoder but I guess I can wait until it breaks to think about a replacement, at least for now.  @jargonlet , look for a PM to pick your brain on mods, and thanks in advance for the help!


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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2021, 07:49:13 PM »
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They look nice, hopefully those new Paragon 4 decoders work really well.

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Re: BLI USRA Pacifics on the delivery schedule for May
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2021, 05:31:49 AM »
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These have Paragon3 decoders according to BLI's website. The next runs of SD40-2's and NW2/SW7's are listed as having Paragon4.

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