Z Scale SW1200

shortpainter Jun 8, 2018

  1. shortpainter

    shortpainter TrainBoard Member

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    Beautiful work, Gerd! The added details take it to the next level. Wow
     
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  2. John Bartolotto

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    So sweet Gerd!!! Well done!
     
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  3. woodworker19

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    SOO is popular. My rendition fresh out of the paint shop.
     

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  4. JoeS

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    Love the soo paint scheme! well done Anybody got a video of these running?
     
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  5. shortpainter

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    Here’s the video I post on the Shapeways page.

     
  6. shortpainter

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    This is so great to see. Nice job!
     
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  7. eXact Modellbau

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    Great Video! Shunting videos in Z scale are very rare!
     
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  8. JoeS

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    Thanks for that video It looks like it has decent characteristics too.
     
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  9. ztrack

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    Great video!!! It really shows switching is a real possibility in Z scale! LOVE the switcher. Also, the weathering on the cars is outstanding!!

    Rob
     
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  10. shortpainter

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    Thank you for the kind words! I have to give Zfrank credit for proving that switching is possible in Z scale. His work definitely inspired my layout.

     
  11. SJ Z-man

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    The truck wiring (black THICK wire) should create some serious tracking issues.
    Use typical #38 (o.10mm) or #40 (o.08mm) decoder wire. TCS has the minimal thickness insulation and most flexible wire.
     
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  12. ZFRANK

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    Good to read that my Z scale switching has inspired other Z scales

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn ANE-LX1 met Tapatalk
     
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    [QUOTE="woodworker19, post: SOO is popular. My rendition fresh out of the paint shop.[/QUOTE]

    Looks really cool! great work! woodworker19 thanks to ZFRANK for the video on the switch on the move!
     
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  14. shortpainter

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    I have made the SW1200 frame available in my Shapeways shop for those that don't need/want the shell.

    here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/JRYQ5MFS2/z-scale-generic-motorized-frame

    I can offer different length versions of the frame as a variant to this product. Let me know how many scale feet you want the trucks to be separated and I will make a new variant. I am considering a dual motor version of the frame if there is demand for it.

    Coming soon, CN style shell.

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    Coming October/November SW1500. It's fully assembled and running but there is still tons of work to do before it is ready.

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  15. HoboTim

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    Now I am getting Interested!!!
     
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  16. ZFRANK

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    This is getting cool.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn ANE-LX1 met Tapatalk
     
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  17. LWR21

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    I'm looking forward to the CN unit, now I won't have to scratch build the number boards and exhausts. Thank you for doing this. How soon before it's available?
     
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  18. Kurt Moose

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    Oh, wow!! Getting even better!!

    I've dreamed of owning a Milwaukee Road MP15AC in Z for awhile, maybe getting closer to my dream!!
    :rolleyes: mp15ac.jpg
     
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  19. shortpainter

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    The CN style shell is available today! I also made the Flexicoil style trucks available, too.

    Shell and frame: here

    Flexicoil trucks: here
     
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  20. mdvholland

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    @Rudy, great new announcements!

    All,
    Regarding decals, I have had contact with Sasha at CMR Products, after Rudy gave the link to their website. They do a lot of z scale decals. No SW1200 yet… The are open to suggestions and are willing to do Conrail SW1200 - just contact them thru the site or via custom@cmrproducts.com Alas, they have no UP licence and are not allowed to do SP.

    So… anyone any suggestions for me regarding decals for SP?

    Matt
     
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