Broadway Limited N Scale F3's

Discussion in 'New Products' started by Iantha_Branch, Mar 1, 2023.

  1. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Today Broadway Limited Imports announced a run of F units for N scale. They are producing an as delivered Frisco F3.

    Purchasing options include
    A/B set #5000/5100 MSRP $349.99
    A unit 5001 MSRP $259.55
    B unit 5101 MSRP $259.99

    BLI only sells their models equipped with their Paragon DCC/Sound chips, they do not sell a DCC ready version.

    BUYER BEWARE: BLI packages their A/B sets as a powered A, dummy B set. If I understand correctly, the single B unit is powered though.
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  2. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    I was just coming to post about these.

    BLI is on a roll, with the switchers being anounced a week or two ago.

    I missed the AB set… fortunately, the paint scheme they chose for the B units is easy to renumber if yiu want more B units.

    For the A units, these are chicken wire F3s, and I believe there were only two of those.
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    For anyone that buys one of the BLI Stealth Series locomotives and wants sound, I can get you extremely good pricing on SoundTraxx HO 21 pin or N Next18 decoders. Just contact me via Conversation.
  5. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    Has BLI said they are using Next18 for the n-scale engines? I’ve seen they posted the motherboard layout for HO with the 21 pin, but I haven’t seen anything about the n-scale version.
  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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  7. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    I got my F3s with BLI decoders last week… I still haven’t run them yet, but they look nice.

    I do have a stealth Bunit coming next week.

    now I just need to figure out which of the B units that ended up with 3 digit numbers were still in black and yellow paint. I know 161 ones, and it lasted into the early 1970s….

    all of my units will get updated lettering, since BLI used the as delivered scheme and I model a later time period…. Not all of them will receive 3 digit numbers, but I would like to have 2 of them that way ( when my stealth unit arrives, I will have a total of 4 B units… )

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