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Speaking of SW1200's...
« on: June 08, 2016, 01:43:52 PM »
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With the latest threads about the SW1200 here lately, I was finally motivated to finish my vid of an SW1200 / SW1500 pull-off.
Both these switchers have the same drive (mime with TCS decoders), but the SW1200 had some tungsten weight added to it.  Not really a fair fight...
I wanted to share here since Ray was kind enough to modify this little yard goat for me, and I think it deserves some xtra recognition. 
Thanks goes to Ray Eiser, and to both Life Like and Micro Trains for producing these models.


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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 03:15:23 PM »
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Which is better? With added tungsten this isn't and shouldn't be a contest and really isn't fair saying it is.

I would sure like to be left alone for a few minutes with some of those sugar beet gondolas...
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 03:23:41 PM »
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Not a fair contest at all - one of the competitors used performance-enhancing weight!  That is illegal you know! :D
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 03:35:35 PM »
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Both look great and should do well working as a team. Is there not as much space in the SW1500 to add weight?

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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 03:35:35 PM »
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Not a fair contest at all - one of the competitors used performance-enhancing weight!  That is illegal you know! :D

What on earth are you talking about?  ;)

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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 04:25:33 PM »
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Would like to know more about the tungsten weight install.
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 05:40:23 PM »
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Would like to know more about the tungsten weight install.
 Joe D

I would like to see it too. I have access to metal casting equipment so if it's a fit-in piece, maybe a master could be made and duplicated for fellow N scalers?

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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 09:28:54 PM »
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Jeff, you crack me up :D
First, you need a real scale so we can see just how much you're cheating... What's that nostalgic 70's springy thing, really?
Second, I knew Ray had talent in (boring) electronics, but this is great...send him my way...
Third, I want to see all those "live loads" spill the beans once again :facepalm:
Very cool my friend 8)
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 02:10:33 AM »
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Which is better? With added tungsten this isn't and shouldn't be a contest and really isn't fair saying it is.

Thats the point, they are the same.  It would be boring watching a pull-off if we didnt give one of them some "enhancements" (Peteski)...   :D

Would like to know more about the tungsten weight install.
 
Its Tungsten Putty... wherever it fits.

First, you need a real scale so we can see just how much you're cheating... What's that nostalgic 70's springy thing, really?

1st, Cheating?  Hey, I was careful to show the whole train starting from a stand-still...
2nd, In the video, I specifically referred to that as a tripple beam, not a "springy thing"!   LOL

Third, I want to see all those "live loads" spill the beans once again :facepalm:


3rd, IIRC, The last time that train had issues you were the engineer when it broke in two, and all 50 cars ran away (2 scale miles) down into K-falls Yard (without further incident).   :o   ...and I thought that was unintentional!

You guys are a hoot...  I love it!

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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 10:38:48 AM »
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3rd, IIRC, The last time that train had issues you were the engineer when it broke in two, and all 50 cars ran away (2 scale miles) down into K-falls Yard (without further incident).   :o   ...and I thought that was unintentional!
You guys are a hoot...  I love it!
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Jeff, I was just trying to emulate the prior "incident"; do you still have caraway trees growing in the yard?  :D :D
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 12:52:14 PM »
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If you are going to add tungsten, it would be more fun to see it out-pull a 2-8-8-2 or a C-636 or something.
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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 09:39:33 PM »
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If you are going to add tungsten, it would be more fun to see it out-pull a 2-8-8-2 or a C-636 or something.
Thats a good idea.... but I don't own anything like that.  How about an SD9 / SW1200 pull-off?
Here ya' go:

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Re: Speaking of SW1200's...
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 10:08:15 PM »
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FWIW tungsten putty is lighter than lead.