Zthek SW-1

JR59 Jun 30, 2007

  1. JR59

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    I've received my SW-1 Switchers from Lajos today. They are really nice and a welcome additin to my SP Roster.

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  2. henrikH

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    :teeth:I JUST GOT TO GET ONE OF THOOSE!!!!!!
     
  3. Ajayrav

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    Jurg,

    Has Lajos resumed selling assembled and decorated SW1s again? That would be really nice....
     
  4. JR59

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    Lajos still offer RTR SW-1 if you can wait several month. Just give him a email.
     
  5. RSmidt

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    I just got mine this week, too. Thanks Lajos!

    Randy
     
  6. Michael R New York

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    The SW-1 is a great runner, and as Robert Ray has shown, even can be fit for DCC...

    Just know if you run it you'll have to clean it from time to time and be careful not to strip off the black paint on the sides of the trucks :)

    Michael
     
  7. Ajayrav

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    It is only a 2-axle pick-up, right? Or do the floating axles pick up current too.

    Thanks,
    ajay
     
  8. JR59

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    Yepp, just 2-axle pick-up.
     
  9. Z_thek

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    Nice pictures. As addition, here is the photo of the prototype 1004 as built and purchased by SP Lines, then repainted a generation later. The original short smoke stack was quickly raised, so Jürg's model is correct, prototypical.
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  10. Z_thek

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    Don't worry. It's still a lot better runner than most of the high priced
    multi-axle brass locomotives...
     
  11. minzemaennchen

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    Her is my SP version:
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  12. shamoo737

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    Nice job Ged. Not too many modelers can build the SW-1 kit.
     
  13. JoeS

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    Gerd awsome shot! You did a fantatic job on it and the weathering as well!! :)
     
  14. rray

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    Nice work Gerd, and excellent weathering too!



    Here's mine, assembled by Tim Beuhring, painted, window glazed, and DCC's by myself:
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    And it pulls pretty good:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idVC8ksJPtk"]YouTube - Zthek SW1 DCC[/ame]
     
  15. minzemaennchen

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    Hi Rob,
    which decoder did you use, fits nicely under the hood!
     
  16. rray

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    An Uhlenbrock 73400 Comfort Mini decoder fits perfectly. So will the new TCS. I used a0603 white SMT LED's for the lights, and painted them with Tamiya X-26 clear orange to kill the blue. :D
     
  17. BNSF Dash 9

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    I'm building one too... well sorta. I'm building a SW1200 and it's based on a GP9 frame. :tb-wink:
     
  18. rray

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    Cool Eddie! An SW1200 would be awesome, and in NP paint it would be even better! :D
     
  19. MRL

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    BN or MRL maybe a Q too!!!
     
  20. Torsja

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    I just started up building my own SW-1 Switcher today that Jeff brought with him to Oslo this spring. So far I have soldered the main components together. Long time since I have soldered something like this so it's taking me some time to get it right. But the parts fit okay so far at least. :)

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