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First taste of MTL SW1500
« on: March 05, 2014, 10:15:28 AM »
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We are getting close to finishing the last few small parts molds and tuning up the ones we have done.  Some sink issues on the deck around the couplers are taken care of.  Modified chassis are in house, another order has been placed and we are shaking cans of paint.  :D   

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Joe
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 10:24:01 AM »
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[and we are shaking cans of paint.  :D   

Cheers

Joe

Ok, but generally speaking Joe I've found pushing the little button on the top helps the paint come out... I mean, I'm just sayin.......  :D
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 11:11:01 AM »
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Eagerly begging for Flexcoil trucks on the wonderful model.
All CSX had flexcoil.

I've been waiting for an SW1500 for about 25 years (I think that is how long ago a brass manufacturer announced one--- and never made it.)

Good work.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 11:13:59 AM »
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Don't forget, Joe. I need a New Orleans Public Belt SW1500:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=286387

Be sure to get the railings right.


Hmm... fat chance... I mean
fat chance of getting a
NOPB loco...


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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 11:29:10 AM »
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I'd like to purchase some of those air tanks if/when they become available.
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 11:51:27 AM »
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Looks great!
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 11:55:45 AM »
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The handrails look exceptional.  Really looking forward to this.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 12:05:02 PM »
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Looks nice. Treadplate?

Any ideas on the order of future detail changes - Roller Bearings, Flexicoils, Hood Railings?


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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 12:08:36 PM »
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Great looking model so far!  This will be a great addition for any small, tight radius urban layout.  Just make it available and if you don't make a road I want, I will look forward to getting out the paint and decals.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 12:21:35 PM »
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I'd like to purchase some of those air tanks if/when they become available.


Any ideas on the order of future detail changes - Roller Bearings, Flexicoils?

Jason

Uh... the tanks and truck sideframes are all LifeLike/Walthers aren't they?

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 12:21:53 PM »
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Anything less than perfection with this iconic locomotive will result in censure, lambasting and outright hostility from the modelling community.  It needs to be executed with absolute perfection, with every conceivable detail variant available for a reasonable price, flawless measurement fidelity, and with every obscure paint scheme in the first run.  The motor should purr, the lights just the right kind of golden, the windows flush, but not too thick.  The rivets have to be properly convex.  We want DCC, we want sound, we don't want DCC, we don't want sound, we want it to clear our driveway of snow and wash our car, we want it all- and you'll never see a penny of our money if you don't deliver!  And if you don't... we'll never forgive this slight to the scale and hobby, ever.  Oh, wait a minute, who is making this model? :trollface:

I jest.  It is very nice looking and the handrails look finely done.  Thanks for sharing.


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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 12:26:09 PM »
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Uh... the tanks and truck sideframes are all LifeLike/Walthers aren't they?


That may very well be the case, but do you know where/how they can be obtained?  From Walthers?  Nope. 
It's much more likely that MT can make some available.
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 12:31:00 PM »
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Uh... the tanks and truck sideframes are all LifeLike/Walthers aren't they?


They look like it, but does that matter?  Above all else they have to do Flexicoils for this model right?

If it is the Walthers trucks, having drop in Flexicoils for the SW1200 would be awesome.


Jason

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 12:59:37 PM »
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The shell looks great!

Joe, could you comment on the airtanks/fuel tank. I haven't done an exhaustive search of all possible SW1500s, but don't they have a different style?
For example: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=580106

Not trying to be a pain, but some clarification might help douse the torches and return the pitchforks to the compost pile.  ;)

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 01:03:54 PM »
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Joe, could you comment on the airtanks/fuel tank. I haven't done an exhaustive search of all possible SW1500s, but don't they have a different style?
For example: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=580106

Not trying to be a pain, but some clarification might help douse the torches and return the pitchforks to the compost pile.  ;)

Best wishes, Dave


Ah, excellent point.  I thought something looked amiss.    :facepalm:   That is a pretty key spotting feature.    :scared:
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