Show Us Your Favorite or Most Sought After Switch Engine

Jerry Tarvid Oct 19, 2015

  1. Jerry Tarvid

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    Switch engines have always fascinated me. They can be used to perform switching duties in a yard or industrial setting as well as local freight hauling. Their design provides for some interesting paint schemes. I particularly like the Zebra stripe schemes found on many units. One of my favorites is an Atlas ATSF VO-1000 with Zebra stripes. For my modern era layout running BNSF I wanted a switcher painted in the "swoosh" scheme. After many years of searching I finally found an Atlas MP-15DC model with this scheme.


     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. I've never really thought about it. An SW1 for certain, but none are available, (as yet), in my scheme. However, there is nothing like listening to a GP9's 567B at work. So those have done a lot of switching for me in the past. Guess I'd better get one painted!
     
  3. silentargus

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    Nothing else really comes to mind.
     
  4. bremner

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  5. PGE-N°2

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    Definitely need a couple Milwaukee Road MP15 AC's.
     
  6. greatdrivermiles

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    Ditto! Just got one myself.
     
  7. BarstowRick

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    Yard Goats. Sorry no pictures I can post here. The one I wanted I had and it was stolen right off my layout.
    SW7 in ATSF Zebra Stripes
     
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  8. badlandnp

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    A short chunky 0-6-0 switch in NP's L-9 class. The B-man is just too long to bashup...:(
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    phot is by J.Fredrickson off the NPRHA site.
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Been there. By someone I thought was a friend. Crazy, as he's an HO person and took an N item.
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    This is what I want. The flat hood section in front of the cab, with high arched cab front windows. Hoping they'll come in a next run:

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  11. BarstowRick

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    Mine was stolen by an alleged friend as well. It was a game with him to see how much he could remove before getting caught. I later learned he tried to put it on consignment at a local hobby shop. The owner suspecting something was up declined. He in turn sold it for $20.00 to a customer standing near by. All to support an alcohol addiction. In time I hope to replace it.


    I'd like a model of the above to switch my grain elevator.
     
  12. kingpeta

    kingpeta TrainBoard Member

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    I would take a couple of those!
     
  13. ns737

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    that is sad you have to keep a close eye on people that come to your house you think are friends
     
  14. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sad indeed.

    So when is Kato or Atlas going to announce the production of these SW1's? They are SW1's aren't they?

    I don't need anything else from Badman.
     
  15. SP-Wolf

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    I like all of my switchers - but, this is one of my favorites: SP S-2

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  16. bremner

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    Bachmann or Atlas?
     
  17. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Member

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    More of these !!
     

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  18. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    My switcher can beat up your switcher...

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    ...unless your switcher brings along its twin.

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  19. bremner

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    I so want one, even a Southern Pacific foobie
     
  20. AVR Mark

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    Just paint "Cotton Belt" on it and you'll be all set.

    Mark
     

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