RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

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I would buy one.
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I would buy more than one.
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I would buy less than one.
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I would buy a North American locomotive, but not this one.
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Just take all my money.
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I'll have to ask my wife.
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Not interested.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:23 am

I think Roman owns http://www.reynaulds.com/. They have a relationship with Euro Train Hobby.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby Tom Dempsey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:05 pm

ROman and CO is roco.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby Arseny » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:12 am

Tom Dempsey wrote:ROman and CO is roco.


But roco does not sell Tillig's rails and/or TT-model's coaches.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby j p » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:30 am

Arseny wrote:
Tom Dempsey wrote:ROman and CO is roco.


But roco does not sell Tillig's rails and/or TT-model's coaches.


Why not? Roco can very well own N.A. distributor for European models.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:19 pm

Undecorated SW1200 ready for the paintshop. Soon to be Milwaukee Road 6XX.

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Details added include:

1. Detail Associates DA 8002 steam stacks, N scale. I mounted the stacks upside down, after slightly turning down the diameter. I felt the MTB stacks were to small, and the size of the DA stacks were closer to the prototype Milwaukee Road stacks.
2. Precision Scale handrail posts, PS 4895.1. These are really small.
3. Precision Scale horn, PS 39093. I removed the vertical mounting post, cut the length to fit and slightly turned down the trumpet diameter.
4. Precision Scale cooling coil, PS 31722 (2 required). I reduced the length and then mounted one on top of each of the air tanks. Review of prototype photos shows that this is a unique characteristic of the Milwaukee Rd SW1200's.
5. The bell is the original supplied by MTB.
6. The 3 drop grab irons were formed from 0.015 wire.
7. The sunshade was made from 0.010 styrene.

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The handrail shown is not installed in the last handrail post (the post nearest the cab), and needs to be cut to length. This will occur later.

Also, note the 4 patched holes on the firemans side. I originally tried some leftover handrail posts that I used on a HP4900 tender project. These parts were just to big, so I plugged the holes with 0.030 styrene rod.

Additionally, note that for all details mounted through the body, you need to remove the excess material on the inside of the body to prevent interference with the locomotive internals. There is not a lot of room between the locomotive internals (circuit board, motor, frame) and the inside of the body.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:14 pm

Looks great. What size rail is it sitting on in the photos? ....DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:17 pm

The details are very :thumbup:
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:45 pm

That is damned impressive.

My husband is refusing to install details on our current quartet of SW1200s until he gets his train room setup so he can put them on safe shelving. It is nice to see what one of those engines looks like, when all gussied up.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:50 pm

"It is nice to see what one of those engines looks like, when all gussied up."
Yeah, I just ordered one of the Pennsy versions so this gives me some inspiration to detail it up.....DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:00 pm

That is a very good job of detailing.

I may very well use a modified version of the Milwaukee Road paint job for our Possum Central SW1200, since I like the color orange.

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