Show Me Your N Scale Switchers

ajkochev Oct 29, 2020

  1. ajkochev

    ajkochev TrainBoard Member

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    I love switcher locos. Show me what you got running on your layout. If you've converted one to DCC or DCC with sound I'd love to hear how you did it as well.
     
  2. nscalestation

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    On my current layout I have a pair of Atlas MP15's in Southern Pacific. These are both shown here in Battle Mountain, Nevada. I got number 2690 quite a few years ago when this model first came out and put in what at the time was a small wired DCC decoder. I have a post on my DCC blog about that installation....here's the link: https://n-scale-dcc.blogspot.com/search/label/Loco: Atlas MP15DC

    I got number 2696 just about a year ago and it got a TCS MP15N decoder which was made specially for this model, a much easier installation. I've also got a few other switchers from previous layouts, mostly Life Like SW's.

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  3. Carl Sowell

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    Here are only two of my switchers.

    1st = KATO with a DZ123 decoder, I also have the #1313. Both SP tiger stripes
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    2nd = Life Like with Zimo621 decoder. Decked out in my "Home Road" that I use in an industrial area..
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    I also have a Micro Trains SP # 2471, but it is currently in the backshop getting pickups rebuilt.

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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  4. ogre427

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    Custom painted and both DCC.
     
  5. John Moore

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  6. M&E Alco

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    A fairly standard LL Sw-1200 owned by RRPX on the Morristown & Erie.
    Steve
     
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  7. BNSF FAN

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    Not a great shot but currently my only switcher. It's a Life Like unit that runs extremely well. Have thought about converting it to a SW1500 by replacing the shell and truck with a set from MT but just can't make up my mind.

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  8. MK

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    Kato RS-2, Bachmann S4, Atlas MP-15 (I think).
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  9. Mark St Clair

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    I posted this in June 2019, but here are the links to a 70-tonner I worked on.





    Sorry I don't have updated photos to share right now.

    Stay safe
     
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  10. tehachapifan

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    Remember, you asked!;)

    N scale SP SW1200 #2282 built from a LL SW9/1200. Re-motored and has LokSound Select Micro installed...

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    N scale SP SW1200 #2278 built from LL SW9/1200. Digitrax decoder installed...

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    N scale SP SW1500's (#2469, 2539, 2596, 2642 and 2689) kitbashed using Atlas MP15DC parts and a Concor/Kato switcher drives. Zimo decoders installed....

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    N scale SP MP15AC #2718 kitbashed from Atlas MP15. Digitrax decoder installed...

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  11. Randy Stahl

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    Something different ?
     
  12. John Moore

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  13. SP-Wolf

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    A few of mine

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  14. brokemoto

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    Here are some of mine:

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    This is the plant switcher for Trona-Rodd Small Engines. Brion Boyles cobbled it together from cabooses, a few other parts and put it onto an MDT chassis. He built it as an inspection engine. I added an exhaust stack and air tank and made a plant switcher out of it. It never was powered. I couple it to a powered boxcar so that it can work.


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    This is the plant switcher that Number Fourteen replaced. Trona-Rodd Small Engines keeps it as a backup for when Number Fourteen is in the shop. The ATSF fifty foot boxcar to which it is coupled is powered. It has a LL FA-1 power chassis. The tank engine is an old LL 0-6-0T that fried its motor. If you take out some, but not all, of the gearing and put some weight into the locomotive, it freewheels nicely.


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    This is the Nopedale switcher. It is at Short Creek Junction at the mail, express and baggage facility. It is an Atlas Baldwin VO-1000
     
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  15. brokemoto

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    This is the backup switcher for Nopedale. It is the latest version of the B-mann USRA 0-6-0 with a SPECTRUM USRA standard tender swapped for the stock tender.

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    This is the main freight power for the Short Creek and Nopedale. The NW-2s are Kato (Numbers Ten and Eleven). The SW (Number Thirteen) is an LL that fried its motor, so it is a dummy.
    The passenger trains are still steam powered.
     
  16. Mo-Pac

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    Here’s some photos of my only switcher an Missouri Pacific MP15 DC from Atlas with DCC. Although I purchased this locomotive as an DC only as I thought. It came with a decoder and yes it is marked decoder ready. I was told that this was a new locomotive. I did check the wheels for wear and they were without markings.
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  17. BarstowRick

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    Some fine pictures with great backgrounds and train scene's. Envious as all get out. Pullman green, that is!

    Well, here's my Southern Pacific switchers.

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  18. Run8Racing

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    Barstow, aren't those actually "turn-outers" ??? :p
     
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  19. Mart

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    CN NW2 from Broadway Limited DCC and sound. [​IMG]

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-T510 met Tapatalk
     
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