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BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« on: February 09, 2022, 07:41:58 PM »
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I saw these were in and couldn't help myself. :(  Ordered a passenger schemed P5A, R.N.#4742.  The driving force in my modelling scheme was... I like it! :D

www.broadway-limited.com/3951PRRP5aBoxcab47421930sPassengerTypeDGLEBrownRoofGoldL-1.aspx
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2022, 09:16:38 PM »
+1
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.

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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2022, 11:52:16 PM »
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I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.

I think you're safe. 8)  They don't exist. :( 

Edit add: Oops, they DO exist.  Fantasy scheme.  I think they did that just for you. 8)
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2022, 12:07:49 AM »
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The fantasy schemes are not in yet, just the PRR schemes.

Not at MBK as of yet.  I set up an email notification for when they arrive.  I can justify a rogue PRR P5a rumbling through New Haven with a freight consist.  I'm gambling that they will arrive before the MTL CSX/ACL boxcar sells out so I can save on shipping.
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2022, 02:07:21 AM »
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I actually considered buying a MILW one, but emails to BLI confirmed that the pantographs probably wouldn't reach my wire, so no point spending the money.  No, the prototype couldn't have run on the MILW anyway.

It could have run on the GN, although they probably wouldn't have wanted a motor without regenerative braking.
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2022, 07:36:51 AM »
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I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one.
I'm not going to get a Conrail one...
... until they get listed at a blowout price in a Toy Train Heaven 'Cloud 9' sale.

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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2022, 11:40:05 AM »
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... until they get listed at a blowout price in a Toy Train Heaven 'Cloud 9' sale.

Or at Factory Direct.

I really am not being critical here. If slapping a warbonnet on one helped move them along towards offering PRR Hs down, I'm all for it.

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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2022, 12:12:35 PM »
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Honestly would think about it if it was a PC patch instead of the blue can opener.

But black with little white stencils do not move product.

Did just grab a Late Penssy Freight one since I have a 1930s Passenger one in HO.
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2022, 12:40:46 PM »
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Kinda want the Milwaukee Rd one.... :scared: :scared:
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2022, 03:31:11 PM »
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Kinda want the Milwaukee Rd one.... :scared: :scared:

Don't deny yourself joy.

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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2022, 07:38:28 PM »
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How do these compare in size to a GG1?
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2022, 07:53:12 PM »
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shorter , by about 17'

GG1: 79' 6"
P5A: 62' 8"
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2022, 07:55:09 PM »
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Very tempted but concerned about traction with only three drive axels.
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2022, 12:45:55 AM »
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Very tempted but concerned about traction with only three drive axels.

Same problem with the prototype. Prototype solution: run ‘em in 2’s and 3’s!
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Re: BLI PRR-P5A In Now
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2022, 04:35:30 PM »
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@Ed Kapuscinski — guess what?  They ALL came in, including the CR!  MBK has all of them in stock.  So you have a decision to make!  :D
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