Bli Gg1

Discussion in 'Product Review Forum' started by kchronister, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. kchronister

    kchronister Member

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    As I've come to expect from BLI, an excellent loco. (Mine is the Pennsy version, though they make it in Penn Central, Amtrak and others)
    • Good weight and traction - strong motor - excellent pulling power
    • Sound is very nice, accurate rendition of a GG1 (to the best of my recollection - it's been a LOOONG time). Horn is great.
    • Detail and accuracy is very good. I actually thought they had one thing wrong (door-window) until I happened to be in Harrisburg and ran by the station to see the 'real deal' on display there. I was wrong, they were right...
    • General running characteristics excellent - smooth, quiet.
    • And with street price down about $135, an excellent buy I think - I got mine for $127 on Ebay when they were streeting for $175+, but prices seem to have come down of late.
    I'm a 'steam baby' and only own a very few non-steam locos due to the era I model... This one is a happy addition and a likely candidate for adding 1-2 more to the roster.
  2. Joseph Hall

    Joseph Hall New Member

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    I own 3 BLI Locomitives and agree with your findings. I recently purchased a J1 2-10-4 and will eventually build a layout around it, it's that nice. For now, it's just beautiful to look at.
    It seems like we share an interest in a common line during a common timeframe. By any chance, do you have a picture of the ALTO during this time frame? I'm assuming it was 2 color by then, but wanted to be sure before I commence construction of a really nice model of it.
    Thanks
    Joe
  3. kchronister

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    Fraid I can't help you there, Joe. Sorry.