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kiwi_al

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SW1 - BN 81
« on: December 04, 2007, 03:20:57 AM »
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Quite a while ago I got one of Randy's SW1 shells. I was going to put it on  a LL  SW8/9 mechanism but Kato came along with the NW2. I just recently finished carving up a Kato NW2 (SP Tiger Stripe  :o )  to fit under Randy's shell.
I thinned the Kato mechanism by 1mm each side and followed Randy's chop thread.

I then kitbashed Randy's shell and put on the Kato cab so I could use the glass and lightboard etc. The LED was moved back as per Randy's thread. I also chopped off the front of the hood and glued the NW2 one on then glued the SW1 tool box back on. I also added a battery box door thing on the cab side from BLMA.
I will be putting a decoder in in the future.

So here it is in Primer awaiting it's BN Green and Black paint. I will be adding BN specific details as per the prototype.








I have about 5 more Kato NW2's to buy to err eumm chop up for other projects - keep 'em coming Chuck  ;D ;D

cheers

Alister

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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 08:07:32 AM »
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WOULD LOVE TO SEE A PICTURE OF HOW THE THE DRIVE LOOKS AND HOW YOU CUT IT DOWN

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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 01:12:04 PM »
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Here's the link  to Randy's modifications. Mine basically follow his except I had to narrow the sides by an additional 1 mm per side.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38599



http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37144

I'll post mine later this evening when I get in from work.

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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 01:58:17 AM »
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Here's my modified Kato NW2 mechanism
rear close up

Righthand side showing 1mm milling

Rear

Top showing PC Board chopped

Rear far view showing stepping

Front showing cut out for toolbox

Lefthand view showing 1mm milling





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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 04:51:49 AM »
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First fresh BN paint for BN #81 - detail parts to be added and weathering still to be done. Handrails are gonna be fun!  ;D ;D

Front view


Rear view


Side view

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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 03:13:56 AM »
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Glass fitted but mechanism needs a lot more altering. Need to put handrails on it
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Re: SW1 - BN 81
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007, 05:56:55 AM »
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Got a bit more done