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MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:16:35 PM »
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I finally got mine in the mail today (UP) and am preparing to write my review. And IIRC, there were "more than a few" (lol) gripes on this h'yar forum vis'a'vis prototypical inaccuracies. Well, here's your chance - feel free to pass 'em all along to me in this thread (if so inclined) and I may or may not enshrine them for all eternity in my review. Yeah, sorry, I'm just not ambitious enough to go dig all that stuff up myself  :D

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Re: MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:28:14 PM »
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Mark, the first one I got involved with was for a decoder. Did not run it very long, seems pretty smooth. Then the fun began, removed chassis with no problems, installed decoder and reinstalled chassis. Would not run, remember you can't get power with body off. Removed chassis and contacts hung up on decoder board. It is now with Joe D'Amato for much needed help. Bob.

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Re: MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 09:43:53 PM »
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1. Hood is 4-6" too wide.
2. Contacts to trucks look fragile.
3. No cab end lights.
4. Improper trucks  (model comes with friction bearing rather than toilet bearing) - had since been fixed and only affected the first NS release.
5. Headlight not installed properly (only affected NS release, engines recalled and the LED was fixed at the factory).
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Re: MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 09:47:48 PM »
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(model comes with friction bearing rather than toilet bearing)

Um, using those would probably make the model run like $hit!  :D
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Re: MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 09:56:02 PM »
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The toilet bearing is what makes the water go in a clockwise direction...otherwise it'd just go all over the place... :facepalm:

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Re: MT SW1500 - Dredging up the complaints
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 11:05:10 PM »
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The toilet bearing is what makes the water go in a clockwise direction...otherwise it'd just go all over the place... :facepalm:

Jeff

What about the guys in the southern hemisphere, they would go counter-clockwise?
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