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mike_lawyer

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BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« on: March 29, 2024, 05:12:51 PM »
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In the March issue of their newsletter, BLI states that the following locomotives are in the works for N scale.  Of note for PRR modelers, it's the first time they have confirmed that the H10 and J1 are in the works:

Santa Fe 3751 Northerns
Union Pacific FEF-3 Northerns
Southern Pacific Cab Forward AC4/AC5
Baldwin RF-16 Sharknose
EMD GP30
EMD GP35
C&O T1
PRR J1
PRR H10
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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2024, 05:23:16 PM »
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GP 30's and 35's yay. I'm hoping that the 35's will have a modern variant with ditch lights as well. I'm hoping for a DRGW GP30 to go along with Scaletrain SD40T2
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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2024, 05:33:36 PM »
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H10!!!!

Duck yeah.

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2024, 06:06:11 PM »
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Their N scale SD40-2's weren't road specific as I recall, at least the CP version had the headlight above the cab rather than the correct location in the nose. If that holds true for the GP30 and the GP35, wallet is safe.

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2024, 06:16:49 PM »
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In the March issue of their newsletter, BLI states that the following locomotives are in the works for N scale.  Of note for ORR modelers, it's the first time they have confirmed that the H10 and J1 are in the works:

Santa Fe 3751 Northerns
Union Pacific FEF-3 Northerns
Southern Pacific Cab Forward AC4/AC5
Baldwin RF-16 Sharknose
EMD GP30
EMD GP35
C&O T1
PRR J1
PRR H10

ATSF 3751 is a no brainer.  :D

Some really cool stuff in that list!

The GP30 & GP35 could spell the end of my wide hood Atlas/Kato tooling versions (they did hi-nose versions in HO).

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2024, 06:29:42 PM »
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My gosh, those guys are an unstoppable juggernaut when it comes to new loco releases (assuming they all come to fruition).

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2024, 06:33:13 PM »
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yet again, nothing for me...

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2024, 06:42:47 PM »
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EMD GP30
EMD GP35
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I think this is an attempt to preempt ScaleTrains on offering a port of their great HO GP30 and GP30B, where the natural follow-on would be a GP35.

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2024, 06:58:54 PM »
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I have been really impressed with their steam releases thus far.  My M1s pull like crazy, they can pull 50-60 cars each.  They are mechanically excellent too.  I really like their stealth offerings, as it allows me to use whatever decoder I choose.

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2024, 07:17:58 PM »
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ATSF #3751 - check
EMD GP30 - check
END GP35 - check

Did you happen to see the HO releases:

ATSF 2900 class Northerns
and what really gets me going a ATSF 2-10-10-2

Amongst other loco's

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2024, 07:30:52 PM »
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Do the 'stealth' offerings have a standard interface for decoders, like 6-pin?

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2024, 08:12:12 PM »
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Do the 'stealth' offerings have a standard interface for decoders, like 6-pin?

Next18 sound capable.
See https://broadway-limited.com/pages-stealth-series-tech-support for the pinouts.
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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2024, 08:37:49 PM »
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The newsletter had this to say about the Stealth series engines:

 “Stealth models are selling below what we had hoped when we announced it. If we saw higher, more consistent orders for Stealth come in, we would be willing to offer road numbers and expand the number of Stealth models in production. We are still committed to offering Stealth models, however until we see more orders come in, we cannot commit to expand the stealth offerings.”  :|

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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2024, 08:43:02 PM »
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Maybe someone will finally release a Soo Line GP30!
Was hoping for scale trains but at this point I'll be happy with a scale width hood and proper fan location.
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Re: BLI's upcoming N scale releases
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2024, 09:08:22 PM »
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Cab forwards! And the Santa Fe northern. I'm starting to think that I'll be buying locomotives until I die sometime far in the future. I'm surprised the Stealth locos are doing that well.