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 a North American locomotive, but not this one.
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I'll have to ask my wife.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby CSD » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:14 pm

milwrd1 wrote:Undecorated SW1200 ready for the paintshop...


That's awesome! Please show it off when painted.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:04 pm

While waiting for my loco to get here I thought I might buy a decoder for it. Does anyone know which decoder fits the best in there? ...DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:59 pm

Any TT/N scale NEM 651 decoder SHOULD fit. I'm using an ESU micro. Also had a Kuhn N025 in there. A Digitrax DZ125IN will fit as well.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:51 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:Looks great. What size rail is it sitting on in the photos? ....DaveB


This is Code 70 rail by Micro Engineering on my short piece of test track, used for checking coupler height, clearances, etc. It uses the smallest spikes available at the time (these were also from Micro Engineering, I don't remember the part number). Also, BK Enterprises HOn3 ties were used with a small piece of HOn3 Homabed (homasote) roadbed.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:54 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote: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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Milw Rd 603 is one of the numbers I'm considering, I have to see if the prototype roamed on the western end of the system (in Idaho or Washington state in the electric zone)
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:06 pm

CSD wrote:
milwrd1 wrote:Undecorated SW1200 ready for the paintshop...


That's awesome! Please show it off when painted.


Will do! :thumbup: :thumbup:

I'm waiting for the temperatures to warm up some so that I can paint outside. I'm done with inside spray painting. I typically use the garage with the door open, eliminates most of the problems due to the wind blowing.

Thanks to all for the complements.....CSD, ctxmf74, ConducTTor, CaTTwoman and Angry Sailor :!: :!:
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:24 pm

We plan on having a dedicated paint booth setup, with ventilation soon. We have had nothing but trouble with trying to paint outside, primarily as it is harder to control dust and such.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:14 am

"Code 70 rail by Micro Engineering "
Thanks for the info. I'm leaning toward code 70 for my layout. I'll wait till I get my Sazmodel loco and see it can clear code 55 rail joiners before deciding but code 70 seems like it might be a good compromise of looks and ability to run various flange sizes......DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:17 am

"Any TT/N scale NEM 651 decoder SHOULD fit. I'm using an ESU micro. Also had a Kuhn N025 in there. A Digitrax DZ125IN will fit as well."
Thanks for the response. I see a digitrax DZ125IN on ebay for about $20 so I'll go with that....DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby jmass » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Just finished reading the review in model railroad news and I gotta say its a very good review indeed. Mark, you guys at Sazmodel and MTB need to take a bow. Its a proud moment to see a anything TT scale on the cover of a model railroad magazine. Also a nice plug for tt nut!
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