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Island Modelworks SW1001s
« on: September 04, 2008, 12:54:01 PM »
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Well, I finally broke down and got me a pair of SW1001 shells.

Richie, I see they're using your models as demos on their site.
I'm guessing you powered them with LL SW's right?

What did you have to do?


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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 05:42:06 PM »
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I thought he said they were non-powered. He may clarify the issue.

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 09:45:29 PM »
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They are dummy's , and I had to mill the dummy CC chassis to fit . If I milled the powered chassis to fit , it would wind up in 2 pieces Ed . The dummy and powered chassis are of different designs . I bet you can conquer the issue , but it wasn't worth it to me . IIRC the LL wasn't adaptable due to the thin body cavity it needs to fit into .

Joe at Island Modelworks asked me if he could use the shots . I told him to use any and all he wanted . He has some of my finished passenger cars there as well .
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 09:52:52 PM »
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I was afraid you'd say that!

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 10:02:41 PM »
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Here is the powered CC/Kato chassis that I started to mill . If I removed the floor under sill material I would divide .



This is the dummy



The plastic on the top is for depth of chassis seating in the body . It is not a chassis strength patch .
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 10:17:51 PM »
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I'm actually thinking about fabbing up a mech for it out of structural shapes. Where's Randy, isn't he a member here?

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 03:17:30 AM »
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ummm... I just got a couple of LL switchers as fodder for the SW1001 conversion. I tried a kato NW2 but that is really too fat. If the LL 1200 / 900 mechs are too fat and can't be milled thin enough, I'll a mech from PCB much like Jim Mauerers repowering of an Atlas SW1500. Actually I think Jim posted his conversion on this site but it would be in the archives.
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 03:36:19 AM »
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Rats .... about 2mm too fat either side so it's similar to a kato.
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008, 04:28:21 AM »
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Wonder if a shortened Atlas VO1000 chassis could be used?  Or, for that matter, the Atlas MP15???
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 03:13:17 AM »
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what about a lengthend critter drive with the motor rotated on its side as has been done for the 44 tonner kits?

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 03:56:16 AM »
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Did  a mock up

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 04:01:05 AM »
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That might work Simon. The kato 11-105 is a little wide but if the side bits were cut down then it would work. The inside of the log hood is about as narrow inside as the 44T. Yeah that might work, not sure how to get the trucks right though. ;D

Well that's my 10cents worth - sorry for diverting it. 8)
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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 04:18:39 AM »
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How thick are the side walls? and can they be thinned down so a LL or Kato SW will fit?

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2008, 09:29:02 AM »
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I was having another thought too, if the sidewalls are too thick, perhaps going a little AZL with it would work, you know, replacing the sides with etched brass.

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Re: Island Modelworks SW1001s
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 01:43:58 PM »
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Yeah that might work, not sure how to get the trucks right though. ;D

Well that's my 10cents worth - sorry for diverting it. 8)

Sideframes from an Atlas VO-1000?