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 scaro » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:56 pm

i'd assume the GC Lok-n-Roll one since Sazmodel sell them. I think he means sliding door as opposed to a plug door boxcar, not sliding as in the door actually does slide open.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby CSD » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:44 am

milwrd1 wrote:... Anybody know which boxcar Tony might be talikng about...


It will be a Gold Coast car.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:28 am

scaro wrote:i'd assume the GC Lok-n-Roll one since Sazmodel sell them. I think he means sliding door as opposed to a plug door boxcar, not sliding as in the door actually does slide open.


Thanks for the explanation.
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Traction test

Postby MacG » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:25 pm

I have now tested my SW1200 with Gold Coast Box Cars and Tillig bedding track, radius 353.

The switcher without adhesion tyre pulls 20 cars, but with wheel slip. Less are better. Not all of my box cars are good runners, there are some brake cars. The weight of the 20 cars is 962 gram. The length without the switcher is 2260mm (MTL-coupler).

Before I test with the adhesion tyre, I must install coupler at my other GC cars. 21 is now the limit of cars with coupler. I will also check all my cars of running ability.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:51 pm

"I have now tested my SW1200 with Gold Coast Box Cars "

Thanks for the update. I think I'll get another switcher then I can double head them if the train is long or run them singly on short trains.....DaveB
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:20 pm

If this has been posted before, I apologize. In the April 2014 issue of Model Railroader magazine, in the News and Products section on page 15, there is a TT Scale listing of the MTB / Sazmodel SW1200 locomotive. This is very good news :thumbup: :thumbup:

I wonder how long it has been since any reference of any TT item has appeared in Model Railroader :?: :?: It probably goes back to the early 1990's, when John Harmon placed advertisements for Allegheny Model Products (AMP).
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:14 pm

April? Damn, February just ended.....

Anyway, super cool!
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby Zs12 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:14 am

Hi all,

I was searching a SW900 prototype which is/was almost identical to the CN 7007 model and found this one: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2265473

Is there anything you should know about this specific locomotive, a short lifetime, operational restrictions or sth. like this?
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby CSD » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:41 am

^^^ Well, it was built in 1953 and continued to serve into the 90's. Some time in the mid to late 80's it would have re-numbered to 7902. The main spotting differences between this one and #7007 are the single stack and the extended fuel tank. This locomotive would have spent all it's time as a yard switcher. The one you have pictured here worked in my home town, Edmonton, for a time.
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Re: RTR From MTB - Ready to Run SW1200

Postby Richard-B » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:49 am

lüTTe wrote:I was searching a SW900 prototype which is/was almost identical...<snip>

For many of us, simply changing the major spotting point of the SW900 (as mentioned by CSD) , a single exhaust stack (rather than the 2 on the SW1200) gives a number of additional, and earlier prototypes.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SW900

My favorite:
SP-4627-SW900_EMD_buildersPhoto-1954.jpg
Brand New SW900 - 1954
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