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If you read a bit more about Aristo, and the hobby in general, older locomotives had many more power pickups, often the pilot, the drivers, the trailing truck and 2 axles of the tender.

Reduced the need for clean track, and often trackwork is "warped" so not all wheels are making contact.

For short locos, the plastic frogs interrupt power pickup, so tender pickups are good.

BUT!! You saw the wires from the loco to the tender, and you saw the wheel pickups go into the tender. Be curious and look inside, only way you will learn (and also read more sites that show your loco opened up).

Lots of information out there.

Greg
 

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Yes Pete, again there are 2 versions (from Aristo) and the newer version has the socket in the tender, as mentioned on my web site.

I don't post those links for ego, there is actually helpful information there!!!!

Greg
 

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Uhh... there are 2 different versions that you buy, and each comes as a set: loco and a tender...

There are 2 separate pages, one for each version... perhaps you only read the introductory page, and did not look at the version specific page?

From my site, 2 versions clearly indicated, overview clearly stated, and links to sub-pages clearly indicated.

Nothing ambiguous there I can see... even big black separator lines...

Aristo 2-8-0 C-16

(remember: links to sub-pages at the bottom of this page)

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Overview - 2 versions

The original version of the C16 was from the purchase of Delton, with a few small changes from the sold by Delton version.
The new version had extensive drivetrain and electrical improvements. It appeared around 2007-2008
Apparently the profile of the rear of the loco was changed from the original Delton to accommodate the first Aristo drive train, and the later Aristo version has apparently restored this. (need pix)
Note that the part numbers are UNCHANGED between the old and new versions: 80100 and 80200 for the coal and wood tender versions. (dumb!)
 

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Sorry, I thought it was self-evident that the original loco had switches in the loco and no socket (pictures on the page), and the new loco has the socket (also mentioned on main page). To me it is clear the wiring it different, it has to be since it IS different!

I will try get a picture of the connector and make the statement: "The new version had extensive drivetrain and electrical improvements. It appeared around 2007-2008 " even MORE clear.

Anyway now you know. ;)
 

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I'll note it somewhere, but it's a minor point, since in real life that loco could not go very far without a tender ha ha!

I've updated the main C16 page to accommodate your suggestions.

I do need a picture of the connector I suppose, but I would really like to follow the supposed changes to the rear of the loco that Aristo made in the first version, perhaps it is the bulkhead?

Regards, Greg
 
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