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I have a new overhead railway and am a little cautious about the weight of some locos. I have been running a Bachmann Annie without any problems. I have it weighing in at almost 6 pounds. I have an LGB Mogul that seems almost 8 pounds. Anyone know the weight of the new C-16 from Aristo? Thanks for any replies!
 

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What do you mean by overhead railway? Like one that goes around the top of a room? If so, there are four that I work with and all of them support LGB F7s and LGB 2-4-0s with no problems. I would think that an Aristo C-16 would be fine, but I do not have any Aristo engines.
 

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Yes, one that goes around the top of a wall around the room. I think it is rather steady, everywhere but one place, where a bridge is installed. It may need some extra screws to sure it up. I'm just running the Bachmann Annie right now.
 

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I believe if I had a layout that I had to worry about whether the loco weighed
8-10 lbs instead of 6, I'd sure tear that thing out and build something that I
didn't have to worry about !!!
Paul R...
 

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You are correct! I can probably swing on the layout, except for one span where there is a bridge. The bridge sits on two supports that are screwed in FROM THE TOP SIDE. I may add a few screws to the bottom side, just for my satisfaction. I have run the Annie, and an LGB 2-4-0, as well as a Hartland railbus without any problems. I run the rest of my LGB Moguls and Forneys outdoors and was just thinking about adding the Aristo 2-8-0 C-16 to run overhead as well as outdoors.
Still curious about the weight of the C-16. There is a train show in my area this weekend and I plan to look at one very carefully there!
 

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OK, I put a couple extra screws in the cleat supports at the bridge. Now it should hold about anything. I guess I'm still a little curious about the weight of the new C-16. Train show in Atlanta this weekend, so I will take a look at one.
 

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Not that it helps any, but my old Delton, albeit with some pieces missing weighs in right at 7.5 lbs The cab side has come off, as well as a few detail parts. This is for the engine alone. I think you'll be fine if the Bachmann Annie has no problems.
 

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I worried about this when I was designing my layout. However, when I thought about it some, I realized that the track - and whatever is used for roadbed - distributes the weight across several hangers. No one hanger supports the entire weight of the loco. My layout has been up for nearly ten years, running a Croc and a couple of GE 4/4 II's - plus some smaller locos.
 

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The show was fun, as our club set up the display layout and ran trains. However, there were VERY few large scale dealers present. I fear the economy has hurt a one day show (fuel, lodging, meals, table-rental, etc). Several regular dealers were not present. No C-16's from Aristo to look at!
 

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Yep Ted what a bummer that no C-16 where available as I knew you had money burning your pocket to buy one. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif Later RJD
 
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