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MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:32:43 PM »
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This week I decided to finally weather and detail the first of my Milwaukee Road fleet. I was lucky enough to find a Lifelike body fitted to a Kato NW2 chassis, a great little runner! I was always drawn to MILW fitted spark arrestors, so an order to Shapeways was made and the milling machine was fired up.









Various oil paint washes and very faint dark pin washes added. A faint hint of rust and soot sit on the spark arrestors.



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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 02:38:07 PM »
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Nice! :)
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 04:54:53 PM »
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Very nice... I need to make that upgrade to my Milw SW's...
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 04:42:53 PM »
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Beautiful!

I really need to explore the world of Tamiya's stuff. Everything I've gotten of theirs has been great, but I feel like I've only scratched the surface.

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 05:19:57 PM »
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Really nice work Bryn.  I'm going to have to get some of those spark arrestors.

Seems like an appropriate place to bring the tanks and airlines up again, @wcfn100

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 03:05:23 PM »
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Thanks all!

You're right about the pipes and tanks Bryan, I believe the previous owner had kept the NW2 underframe moulding. A scratch build job for another day.
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 05:29:30 AM »
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Great work on the Sw-1200. I thought initially that it was HO. Even better when I read further that it is N scale.
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 08:23:28 AM »
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Nice job !
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2020, 01:08:58 PM »
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Seems like an appropriate place to bring the tanks and airlines up again, @wcfn100

As promised Bryan, I've had a go at producing the pipework. I'm going to guess this was an intercooler between the compressor and the main air tanks, we have similar pipework on locos in the UK.



To convert the Kato NW2 moulding I added some shaped U channel section and bent up some brass wire.



Also, thanks to Bill and Andrew for great feedback!


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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 02:29:10 PM »
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Well done Bryn.
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 02:38:40 PM »
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Nice job on the piping.  I wasn;t liking the results I was getting.  If you're interested, I designed and printed the large fuel tank.  I think have an extra I could send you.  Or better yet, I'll trade you the tank for a set of piping!



You need to add the original tanks.



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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2020, 03:36:11 PM »
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Beautiful work Bryn!
The Milwaukee SW1200 is undoubtably one of my all time favorite engines. (I have several)

@wcfn100, that fuel tank is great! I would be very interested in purchasing a couple if you make them available.

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2020, 04:15:41 PM »
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Beautiful work Bryan!
The Milwaukee SW1200 is undoubtably one of my all time favorite engines. (I have several)

@wcfn100, that fuel tank is great! I would be very interested in purchasing a couple if you make them available.

Jim


Me too.
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2020, 01:08:49 AM »
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Awesome job! plus some inspiration...

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2020, 08:24:26 AM »
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Awesome work Bryn, especially the pipe work!

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