This page will discuss the BLI C-16 and its improvements and rebuilding
Fine example of backdating by Don Colbertson
The first business is to Relocate the Electrical Connector
Click here to go to Connector Relocation Clinic
This picture is from the Finescale On30 Yahoo site, I failed to put down who's it was, very nice.
Stock Connector Location
After Relocation
If you want to take the cab off of your C-16, here is how I do it
Slide a razor blade under the cab at the corners and cut off the seats holding the back of the cab. Do both sides.
Wiggle the cab as you pull up to free it from the front lugs. I reduce the size of the lugs so it is only a snug fit for future removal
The area circled is the base of the seat. The cab will snap back on, the C-16 in the after Connector Clinic photo has no back lugs and the cab snaps back on fine.
Build an On30 Layout
Click here For Construction Articles at the Pacfic Coast Air Line. Build an On30 Layout
Click here to Keep the C-16 off the Ground, prevent derailing on crappy track and tight radii
Put a Switcher Pilot on the C-16
Click here to Go to Ngtrains for the EDM Models Pilot Kit. I bought one and it is really nice, even includes the coupler.
Improve the C-16 Tracking on 18" Curves and Rough Track
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Put a Bachmann Tender Behind Your C-16
Click here to backdate the C-16 with a Bachmann Mogul tender
The Bachmann On30 2-8-0 tender shell will fit the BLI Tender frame with minimal grinding.
Could There Have Been a 30 inch Gauge  C-16
An 1899 Brooks Catalog Finnish 750mm Gauge Consolidation measures comparitively to the C-16.
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A Finnish Replica
Click here For a short video of that loco in action
Click here For a short video of that loco in action
Click here For a short video of that loco in action
Click here to put the Bachmann On30 2-8-0 tender shell on the C-16 tender frame