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Kev1340

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 05:02:42 AM »
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Great news! I'll be ordering a bunch through my local store!

Cheers,

Kev

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 08:20:09 AM »
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I will probably go with Reading 2719 because 2716 was repainted into the Reading Green scheme in 1972.  I also found this photo of 2719 from 1983, and I can add this locomotive to the other 5 locomotives that I would like to add patch jobs to someday.

http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/CR-9319-Enola-PA-9-5-1983

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Adam

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 10:08:02 AM »
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Are they DCC ready? 

What, no sound?

Hmm. No.  Not DCC ready.  And somewhat of a PITA to make DCC.

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »
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If the power pickup is still attached to the shell, no thanks!  :P

Yep.  Arguably the worst pickup arrangement for any N scale diesel locomotive being produced today. 

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 10:12:23 AM »
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If they are same Mechanism as 1500, digitrax and tcs make decoders that replace the stock pc boards.  Run wires from motor leads to decoders, isolate and it's ready to roll

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 10:22:24 AM »
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Love the ATSF Zebras!

But, if they aren't DCC ready, I'm out; I already have so many old technology locos on my bench, and don't *need* another project. (I do wish ATLAS would do their S2's in the ATSF "zebra scheme", even the simplified one.)
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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 10:56:53 AM »
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DCC-ready – can be equipped
with TCS MT1500 or
Digitrax DN-126M2 decoders,
both sold separately

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 11:04:49 AM »
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I've converted one - twice (see my previous comment on the Digitrax 126 series and DC behavior in another thread).  The only hard part was getting the shell on and off without screwing up the contact strips.
George

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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 11:41:26 AM »
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A couple Milwaukee units for me, will be a nice addition...

Maybe a couple to paint up as Soo line when they go on sale eventually...


When you devise a good way to change the fuel tanks and add the coiled pipe, let me know.  ;)

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 11:44:26 AM »
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Nahh.. It means Micro-Trains wanted mechanisms for SW1500s..

YUP...I wonder if they will use our modifications...

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 12:13:32 PM »
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This excites me. I'm impressed that Walthers is correctly releasing the only two numbers IHB had. And I love the EJE units.  I will be picking up all four. I will also pick up a few other iHB's to renumber to represent SW900's.  I have about 6 older LL's that I can now retire as I've never converted them to DCC anyway.

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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2017, 12:58:17 PM »
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Nahh.. It means Micro-Trains wanted mechanisms for SW1500s..
YUP...I wonder if they will use our modifications...

Joe

Joe, does what you stated imply that there were no behind-the-scenes contact between Walthers and MTL to  produce another batch of the mechanisms?  They simply decided to revive this model on their own?  If that is the case, you better get in touch with them and ask to produce lots of extra mechanisms for MTL.  :D
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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2017, 01:37:38 PM »
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When you devise a good way to change the fuel tanks and add the coiled pipe, let me know.  ;)



The tank is a pretty straight forward SW project if people want to pursue it.



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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
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I need a couple. 
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Re: Wathers SW1200.
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 02:09:53 PM »
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I need a couple.

I uploaded a 4 pack, I'll print them and see how they look and work with the tanks off the SW1200.

Jason