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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2014, 09:01:50 PM »
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Can't wait for Flexicoil trucks!
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 10:38:08 PM »
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Brooklyn Locomotive shows 'em in stock.

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2015, 06:18:27 AM »
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2015, 11:42:52 AM »
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That will make a nice platform to build a pair of PGR 1500s. Now I just need the correct trucks...
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2015, 09:40:48 PM »
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Got my Conrail loco today from BLW. I really like it. Cleaned track (quickly :facepalm:), and broke it in. Been running for hours now, slow speed has gotten better. Sounds like plastic worms, ala LL SW loco's. Does Kato have any in stock, forgot what loco they were for. Did put them on most of my LL SW's.
 Now, where to add weight, and install rear light? Have not removed shell yet. Very good mention before of painting corner handrails white.
 Would like more, but$$$ not so disposable these days, despite low gas prices.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2015, 02:58:47 AM »
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Sounds like plastic worms, ala LL SW loco's. Does Kato have any in stock, forgot what loco they were for. Did put them on most of my LL SW's.

Based on previous pictures, they should be the metal worms.  I have 2 of the NS and I took one apart last year when they came out.  I'm pretty sure they were metal.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2015, 01:50:35 PM »
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I'm not a CR fan nor a rivet counter or nit-picker in the slightest, but for some reason that logo bothers even me.

I can see not printing across the handbrake, but at least they could have gone all the way up to it as it creates a huge gap in the 'stripe'.  And the white 'wheels' on the can-opener logo are just way too wide.  The blue arc in between should be one-half the width of the white arcs, but instead it's maybe 1/4th at best.

But, hey, it's a CR SW1500 at least.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2015, 03:35:10 PM »
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I'm not a CR fan nor a rivet counter or nit-picker in the slightest, but for some reason that logo bothers even me.

I can see not printing across the handbrake, but at least they could have gone all the way up to it as it creates a huge gap in the 'stripe'.  And the white 'wheels' on the can-opener logo are just way too wide.  The blue arc in between should be one-half the width of the white arcs, but instead it's maybe 1/4th at best.

You could do some modeling and buy some decals to correct the situation.  :D


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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2015, 05:23:43 PM »
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Saw pix on Marks site. Metal worms indeed.

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2015, 04:00:28 AM »
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Noticed last night that there are no lenses in cab headlight. Krystal Kleer to the rescue.
 Needs Z905's too. Has anyone "tweaked" their 1500 yet?
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2015, 09:00:05 AM »
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Has anyone "tweaked" their 1500 yet?
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2015, 10:21:19 AM »
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Daniel.... you got to get out more man... really !  :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2015, 11:56:57 PM »
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Does anyone have 2 of these locos, and could post pic of how close they couple? Of course, would like to put Z905's on, but does drop step get in way?
 Working on mine now. Added cab shades and Sinclair. Painted corner handrails white, jack pads blue. Some weathering and touching up to do. Now where are my tungsten discs???
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2015, 12:00:44 AM »
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You know what kind of bummed me out? They omitted "SW1500" from under the cab numbers. I think a few also had "Select-A-Power" stickers as well. While I'm happy with my little switchers, I wish they really blew the top off in the paint department.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2015, 09:54:49 PM »
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Noticed last night that there are no lenses in cab headlight. Krystal Kleer to the rescue.
 Needs Z905's too. Has anyone "tweaked" their 1500 yet?
 Joe D

Oh yeah!

9590:


http://conrail1285.com/early-january-2014-progress-on-a-few-projects/

9594:



From pics:



I'm just waiting on some parts from Switzerland to finish them up.

One of the most interesting things about working on these is the amount of variations between all of Conrail's actual SW1500s. All sorts of things, like does the blue paint extend down the edge of the step wells?

It's enough to drive you nuts! Or excuse it when you miss something.