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End of the BLI monopoly....


Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

I just got the following info from an online supplier
I occasionally deal with...looks like Sunset isn't
taking the threat of BLI sitting down.

we has received the following information from Sunset
Models on a new line of exciting, fully detailed,
limited edition 100% lifetime brass scale models for
"HO". The 20th Century Limited Edition models (ed.
note...funny name!) are built for operators as well as
collectors. Featuring a brand new, all ditital sound
system called "Sunset Sound". Synchronized to the
motion of the drivers, the chuffing sounds will signal
a new standard for "HO" sound and compatibility. Each
model will come with a free box to operate the
whistle and bell and can be used with any existing DC
transformer.

Install your favorite DCC decoder to have full control
of the features of your new high tech masterpiece.
Enjoy full range of operation. These models have a 12
volt operation range from 3 volts to 15 volts on the
track. Other sound equipped models won't move until
they reach 9 volts on the track, giving only 1/2 of
the operation range of a 20th Century Limited Edition.
(ed note 2...the starting voltage of BLI's system is
adjustable)
First in the series of fine brass models is the NP
"A" Class 4-8-4. There are 4 different versions to
choose from, the SP&S #700 is still in operation (A-3
with oil tender). The A-3 with a 6 wheel truck
semi-vanderbuilt coal tender, the A-4 with a grey
painted boiler, stamped pilot, centipede tender, all
weather cab and vestibule.

SP&S #700 w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95
NP A-3(open cab)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95
NP A-4(grey boiler)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $649.95
NP A-5(black boiler)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95

=====
Bill Daniels
Las Vegas, NV




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Gary Laakso <glaaks0@...>
 

Oriental and BLI imported a Cn 4-6-4 in that price range with a resin
boiler.....the Sunset price is not much higher then a Ajin pasenger car
painted....I think my W&R A-3 is a keeper

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Daniels" <billinsf@yahoo.com>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 6:54 PM
Subject: [STMFC] End of the BLI monopoly....


I just got the following info from an online supplier
I occasionally deal with...looks like Sunset isn't
taking the threat of BLI sitting down.

we has received the following information from Sunset
Models on a new line of exciting, fully detailed,
limited edition 100% lifetime brass scale models for
"HO". The 20th Century Limited Edition models (ed.
note...funny name!) are built for operators as well as
collectors. Featuring a brand new, all ditital sound
system called "Sunset Sound". Synchronized to the
motion of the drivers, the chuffing sounds will signal
a new standard for "HO" sound and compatibility. Each
model will come with a free box to operate the
whistle and bell and can be used with any existing DC
transformer.

Install your favorite DCC decoder to have full control
of the features of your new high tech masterpiece.
Enjoy full range of operation. These models have a 12
volt operation range from 3 volts to 15 volts on the
track. Other sound equipped models won't move until
they reach 9 volts on the track, giving only 1/2 of
the operation range of a 20th Century Limited Edition.
(ed note 2...the starting voltage of BLI's system is
adjustable)
First in the series of fine brass models is the NP
"A" Class 4-8-4. There are 4 different versions to
choose from, the SP&S #700 is still in operation (A-3
with oil tender). The A-3 with a 6 wheel truck
semi-vanderbuilt coal tender, the A-4 with a grey
painted boiler, stamped pilot, centipede tender, all
weather cab and vestibule.

SP&S #700 w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95
NP A-3(open cab)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95
NP A-4(grey boiler)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $649.95
NP A-5(black boiler)w/sound 4-8-4 MSRP $599.95

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Bill Daniels
Las Vegas, NV




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Charlie Vlk
 

Gary-
Thanks for the thought, but the BLI "monopoly" ended with the announcement
of the Atlas, Athearn, and LifeLike QSI sound-equipped locomotives and the
delivery of the Lionel units. Others have announced sound but their merits
are yet to be deter,omed. While BLI has and may do composite projects with
brass or other material for superstructures, IMHO we will continue to
improve upon the course we have embarked on... quality plastic/die cast
diesels, steam, electrics, etc.. with an occasional foray into rolling stock
as appropriate.
Best regards,
Charlie Vlk
BLI