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More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness (Updated 2/3/16)
« on: August 20, 2010, 01:31:36 AM »
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Work has started on another SP SW1500 kitbash, seen here next to the 2596....



Also, I've added a Richmond Controls lighting module to the 2596, including working gyralights. Very bright and cool looking!....



Other work done to the 2596 was the addition of a visor over the lights on the rear of the cab along with the addition of a roof vent and a rooftop antenna....



Russ
« Last Edit: February 03, 2016, 01:54:50 PM by tehachapifan »
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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 07:28:02 AM »
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Wow, looking great Russ!

Why don't we have R-T-R SW1500s yet?
(esp with Espee headlights!)
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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 12:49:56 PM »
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Good to see some work on the RIGHT railroad  ;D  A bit new for my layout, but nice job on the finish and the light install.  The 1500 would make a great RTR!

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 03:58:14 PM »
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All that, and street running too.  Great work Russ!

How do those lights look in person?  Does it seem about right, or too bright?  It looks great in the photo.

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 01:34:57 PM »
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Thanks for the comments! ;D

Gary, the brightness of the lights looks just right, although it makes all the stock lights on everything else seem too dim by comparison. :-[

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 07:41:27 PM »
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In her later years, she had speed lettering and the roster shows her as an SSW unit before that. Cool, not she's the right SP!

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 01:17:44 PM »
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Thanks for the picture, Chuck! I knew about the new paint job with speed lettering but I did not know about the SSW heritage.

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 02:36:08 PM »
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Not a fan of Speed Lettering or The Gold and Red SFSP. Bloody noses only!
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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 12:52:48 PM »
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Started a 3rd SW1500 kitbash (right). This one will be in the 2400 series (probably 2469) and has the non-recessed gyralights. The middle unit will be in the 2600 series (probably 2679)....





Bringing back the SP light show....one N scale model at a time. SW1500's on the left, MP15AC on the right....

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 10:05:30 PM »
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oh man, that is HOT! I'm starting to fall in love with the SW1500; there's one in town being leased by the new operator of the line in town
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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 01:54:17 PM »
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After a pretty long break, I decided to push on with finishing my latest SW1500 kitbashes. Since my last posting, I started two more units (one pictured here and one LLPX unit) and shortened all of them about a scale 6", including the finished unit. The 2596 has also since been converted to DCC.

Here are 3 shells painted up and weathered...

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness (Updated 2/3/16)
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 02:23:41 PM »
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That's some fine detail work, Russ! I wish I still had the patience (and coordination) to do that.


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keeping one's coordination
is to play the banjo...


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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 02:24:33 PM »
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After a pretty long break, I decided to push on with finishing my latest SW1500 kitbashes. Since my last posting, I started two more units (one pictured here and one LLPX unit) and shortened all of them about a scale 6", including the finished unit. The 2596 has also since been converted to DCC.

Here are 3 shells painted up and weathered...


Outstanding work!!

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness (Updated 2/3/16)
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 02:48:35 PM »
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Did someone say "switcher madness"?


:trollface:

Seriously, those SP SW1500s look really nice.  Kudos!

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Re: More SP SW1500 Fun/Madness (Updated 2/3/16)
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 06:42:40 PM »
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Nice work on all these!
they...say we can't make this stuff up... but what else could we make?


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