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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 01:05:12 PM »
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The wheels are definitely better looking that the life Like/Walters model. The MT model has low profile wheel flanges.
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 01:19:45 PM »
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The wheels are definitely better looking that the life Like/Walters model. The MT model has low profile wheel flanges.

Gosh... good point. If they were cross-compatible, I surely wouldn't mind dropping the SW9 bodies I have on a better chassis. Sadly, the SW1500 itself is a miss for my prototype/period. :(
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »
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We have our own air tank...it wasn't molded when I took this shot...sorry for the confusion.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 01:51:09 PM »
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The wheels are definitely better looking that the life Like/Walters model. The MT model has low profile wheel flanges.

I noticed that too. Very nice shape to them.

Thanks for posting this early shot Joe!

The SW1500 is an exciting model to see in N. Looking forward to a trio in SP when the right details are available.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 01:53:21 PM »
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We have our own air tank...it wasn't molded when I took this shot...sorry for the confusion.

Whew! That's a relief.


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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 02:00:37 PM »
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We have our own air tank...it wasn't molded when I took this shot...sorry for the confusion.

Joe

Thanks Joe! It is a great looking model and I hope that it is a big success for MTL.

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 02:03:53 PM »
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 02:34:01 PM »
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They look like it, but does that matter?  Above all else they have to do Flexicoils for this model right?

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2014, 02:37:03 PM »
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The wheels are definitely better looking that the life Like/Walters model. The MT model has low profile wheel flanges.

The wheels were upgraded by Walthers somewhere along the line.  Here's a more recent release:
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2014, 02:41:19 PM »
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We have our own air tank...it wasn't molded when I took this shot...sorry for the confusion.

Joe


I assume the fuel tank as well... 
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2014, 02:45:44 PM »
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I'll let you start holding your breath first.

I won't be losing any sleep as it's not a model I need, but somewhere on my list were an MNS and MTFR SW1500's.  One needs roller bearings and the other Flexi's.




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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2014, 03:27:39 PM »
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The BNs should have rollerbearings.

And being this frame should be DCC ready, wonder if this frame will fit under an LL/Walther's SW1200

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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2014, 03:38:26 PM »
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Bittersweet.
But, could be improved with flexcoils, number boards and a proper light package...

Excellent call for a LL chassis swap.  Almost certain that I have a pair of SW1200R that need such a treatment...
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2014, 04:03:08 PM »
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I don't need this particular loco, but I do have to say that the preproduction model looks very promising!
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Re: First taste of MTL SW1500
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2014, 04:14:40 PM »
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Looks good!  Is there any way we could get a sneak peak at the mechanism?   :)

And how much "air" is there underneath the loco?  The 1:1 scale is quite beefy down there.
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