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Broadway Limited Imports C16 to 55n3

Broadway Limited Imports "C-16" matches this Ferrocarril de la Sabana "late era" 2-8-0 Baldwin Catalog locomotive. Shown with a more appropriate Bachmann On30 Mogul tender.
Baldwin's "Export" catalog defines the Post-Mass Extinction era of narrow gauge. The BLI C-16 matches the 10-28 E.

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BLI has produced their "C-16" in various guises. The sound quality is suspect and should be replaced with a Soundtraxx. The original tenders are definitely Colorado and can be replaced with either the On30 Mogul Tender or a shell form the Bachmann On30 2-8-0. The tracking can be improved by switching driver pairs to keep the loco on track.

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The locomotive requires more work than the Bachmann On30 locomotives. The cast on detail has to be removed and the air pumps replaced. Here with a Bachmann On30 2-8-0 tender shell on the BLI tender chassis.