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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 04:00:38 PM »
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I think have an extra I could send you.  Or better yet, I'll trade you the tank for a set of piping!

Deal! drop me a PM with your details and I'll make some up for you Jason.

Everyone else, thanks! It was only a quick modification but it really does make a huge difference.

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 01:50:43 PM »
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@Bryn would you mind describing your bending process on that wire?  It's literally flawless with no flats in the bend area that I would have expected to see using round tipped pliers.  Truly amazing.

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2020, 02:18:08 PM »
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Thanks John,

I did it all by eye using a pair of smooth jaw needle nose pliers, similar to these;

https://www.esslinger.com/amp/flat-nose-ergonomic-pliers-5-1-2-jewelry-tool/

First I make a bend just over 90 degrees, then crimp it to 180 degrees in many small steps. Repositioning the pliers each time I decrease the angle by about 20 degrees. Slow and gentle being the key, it's quite a quick process once you get the hang of it.
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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2020, 06:40:15 PM »
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It looks like I had updated the file to include the filler pipes and added studs for the factory air tanks.



My printer is still mothballed.  If someone wants to slice and print the file, I can provide the .stl.  I would want someone to check the fit of the air tanks before full production.

Jason

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2020, 09:57:36 AM »
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I'm just dropping in to cheer on folks working on EMD switchers. I love pups!!

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2020, 04:24:12 PM »
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Well done.

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Re: MILW 628 - Lifelike SW1200 Upgrade
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2020, 03:06:26 PM »
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Thanks all!

Jason, that looks really good. I'll see if I can find someone who could print it locally first.