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Lee,I did the blackstone to see if it could be done. Bob V., Dave Garcia, I, and others have been able to make them perform flawlessly.
On Sep 7, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Lee Gustafson via Groups.Io <bagustaf@...
The Kemtron early or intermediate C-16 kit will provide the parts to build a reasonable class 56 2-8-0 but the mechanism will be a challenge if not a significant source of frustration. I believe that is the reason Juan Carlos adapted a Blackstone C-19 mechanism to the Kemtron C-16 superstructure. YMMV.
On Sep 7, 2019, at 11:24 AM, Bruce Dunlevy <bdunlevy@...
I would suggest (if you can find one) a Kemtron early C-16. They made kits of the early, intermediate, and modern C-16’s. The later models (Westside and others) were typically modeled after the four remaining C-16’s and all in the modern versions. I have occasionally seen the Kemtrons on ebay. Hope this helps.