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Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« on: February 23, 2024, 05:07:05 PM »
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I just received a email from Trainworld that my Chessie T1 is shipping! Photos to follow once received!
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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2024, 12:28:41 PM »
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I will be interested to read your review... I have been thinking of purchasing one but want to read a review first.

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2024, 06:41:35 PM »
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I've got the AFT flavor pre-ordered at factorydirecthobbies, so it'll be interesting to see when the invoice comes thru on it.

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2024, 07:50:12 PM »
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Big Blue shall ride.

Hoping mine from Lombard comes in before Greeneberg. Know the usual crowd would go nuts over it.
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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2024, 10:14:38 PM »
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I'm stupidly kinda excited about these.

I really do think I'm gonna get the Conrail one eventually if they're good.

If it were completely implausible I'd never, but with those drawings floating around it's just... I don't know, inevitable?

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2024, 01:14:53 PM »
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I'm stupidly kinda excited about these.

I really do think I'm gonna get the Conrail one eventually if they're good.

If it were completely implausible I'd never, but with those drawings floating around it's just... I don't know, inevitable?

I'm revoking your Conrail card if you don't get one... (You helped me organize getting it produced!!..)

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2024, 01:19:57 PM »
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I'm revoking your Conrail card if you don't get one... (You helped me organize getting it produced!!..)

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Hahahah, fair fair. lol.

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2024, 10:25:29 PM »
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I got my T-1's today.  They are pretty nice.  They run very well.  They look really good.  I haven't done a lot of testing yet.  Peteski will be happy to know the drivers are see-thru. :D  The only thing I have found so far that is an issue is double-heading.  The couplers won't couple nose to tail.  They will both couple with Micro-Trains N and Z couplers but not to each other.  Kind of weird.  I will do more investigating when I have some time.  They seem pretty heavy and with traction tires they should pull very well.  I will do a pull test later.

So far I'm pretty happy.  Now I need to go order the other 2 I need.
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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2024, 10:36:33 PM »
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I got my T-1's today.  They are pretty nice.  They run very well.  They look really good.  I haven't done a lot of testing yet.  Peteski will be happy to know the drivers are see-thru. :D 

Thanks Marc!
Not only me - @mmagliaro will be quite happy that BLI finally saw the light (through the driver's spokes).  :D
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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2024, 12:08:13 AM »
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Here is my Chessie 2101 on her inaugural run.



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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2024, 01:06:56 AM »
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Looks like it pulls well.
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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2024, 03:37:37 AM »
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To those who have received the T1, could you please verify what the driver diameter is that BLI used. The prototype was 70 inches, how close is the model to that? Measurement tread to tread, Many Thanks.

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2024, 10:31:31 AM »
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Thanks Marc!
Not only me - @mmagliaro will be quite happy that BLI finally saw the light (through the driver's spokes).  :D

BLI is hit or miss when it comes to see through drivers.  The PRR M1s have see through drivers, but their USRA locos do not. 

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2024, 01:51:33 PM »
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Always happy to see more N steam, even if it's not my railroad of choice.  The T-1 looks like a great puller and runner.  Can't wait for the ATSF 4-8-4s!!! 

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Re: Broadway's Reading T1 4-8-4
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2024, 03:04:00 PM »
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To those who have received the T1, could you please verify what the driver diameter is that BLI used. The prototype was 70 inches, how close is the model to that? Measurement tread to tread, Many Thanks.
I measured them being at 10.6mm. I'm sorry, I do not know what that equates to.


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