blue line ac6000 locomotives

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  1. csiguy

    csiguy Member

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    hi all

    im thinking about getting a broadway-blue line ac6000 locomotive in ho scale. but i know nothing about them. i wanna get it in csx scheme. i saw i picture of one and looked very nice. anyone have one or know much about them. thanks very much.

    todd
  2. rogerw

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    I have had one for about a year and am very happy with it. good runner
  3. csiguy

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    thanks for the info goger. how does the sound, sound and do the ditch lights work?
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Todd, i don't have the Blueline version of that engine, but i DO have the "full blown" BLI version(second run) with QSI. It runs VERY SMOOTH, and looks FANTASTIC, GREAT detailing, and the sound is SLAP AWESOME:thumb: . the blueline version is identical except it doesn't come with DCC, and the sound might be a little different. i hope the horn on the Blueline version is the same as the "full blown" version i have, it is BAR NONE the most realistic sounding horn out of ALL the engines i have:winki: .

    its a LARGE engine, don't know if it could handle 18r curves:confused: , the smallest curve i have ran it on was 22r. its very heavy, and will pull MANY cars:winki: . if you have the room to run this engine, i highly recommend getting one:thumb: .
  5. csiguy

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    humm ok. sounds good. can u MU this units with other non sound units? not sure if im going to go dcc get with my layout. i dont know much about it. this bli unit looks sharp so i may buy it. thanks again very much for all the help.

    todd
  6. jbaakko

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    It can handle 18" but not very well. I'd recommend no less then 22"! My two units are AWESOME, both sound great. I have one Paragon & one Blueline.
  7. csiguy

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    finally got to run my blueline csx ac6000 the other day and you guys are right, they are for lack of a better term AWSOME!. they run great and the sound is fantastic. i plan on getting more blue line locomotives in the future . thanks again for the advice.