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'Rivet Counter' Tier 4
(looks good).


Dual cube speakers, and backlit number boards.
If anyone has one, or has seen one running, I'd appreciate a heads-up on how it runs.
(The price is right).

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While the BLI is a nice locomotive, they exhibit problems with power districts on the layouts.
BLI claims to strictly adhere to the NMRA DCC standards while most other decoders have a bit of forgiveness. When a BLI loco crosses a power district where the voltage may have a minor difference you'll most likely get a reboot of the decoder which means the loco stalls for a moment. When you have a consist of several locos with a BLI in there, it really honks things up.
I've quit buying BLI diesels because of this problem.
 

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Inexplicably or not, ScaleTrains 'Rivet Counter' diesels are generally available at lower prices than BLI, Proto and Genesis, and the cars at less than Kadee, InterMountain & Tangent... in some cases, less than Athearn RTR on eBay.

It's getting so, I'm now looking closely at online outlets for ScaleTrains stuff before most others, even Walthers Mainline.

About the only prices you can't beat are ExactRail 'end-of-stock blowout' sales.
 

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Those couplers are designed to do very well in the bottom of the trash can.
Yeah, thanks for the heads-up.
I was thinking that the ones on their Gunderson hoppers were doing okay, but they crapped out after a few hours.
#148 Whiskers work, with a little knife-scraping, and gearbox shims.
 
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