Show Us Your Favorite or Most Sought After Switch Engine

Jerry Tarvid Oct 19, 2015

  1. bremner

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    It was Confederate Gray and yellow, and based in Texas. I want tiger stripes, in California.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

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    Isn't one of those big centercabs preserved? IRM?
     
  3. bremner

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    Only one. The SSW unit was traded in for a U25B. The only California units were sold to thee Trona and the A.T.S.F.
     
  4. SP-Wolf

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    It's the Atlas.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  5. bremner

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    Have you ran both?
     
  6. SP-Wolf

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    Oh yeah, I have a couple of the Bachmann S-4's: (I renumbered them and added a few details)

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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    Sought after, yes. The Frisco only had the one SW1.
     
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    These S-2 (of S-4) Northeast Oklahoma switchers would be sought after by me too.
     
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  9. Point353

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    How large are those Frisco switcher photo files?
    They load at a crawl on Firefox and give Chrome a case of the "Aw, snaps".
     
  10. J Starbuck

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    This one has turned into one of my favorites. It has a TCS Z2 decoder, independent lighting on the cab and hood, Kato brass worms and assorted details. It runs beautifully.
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    My most sought after switchers are Milwaukee 44 tonner, S2, FM 10-44 and an SW1. I have the 44 tonner done and the SW1 is awaiting paint and details into #864.
    I almost forgot a Milwaukee MP15AC which I have a shell for.
     
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  12. rrunty

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    Wow, that's a good looking switcher.

    Bob
     
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  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Big!
     
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    SWEET!!! Wow. Wish I could still do that kind of detailing!
     
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  15. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ha Ha Haw Haw.

    Good looking switchers.
     
  16. Backshop

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    Actually, SW-1s are for sale right now in stores, made by Hornsby/Arnold. Excellent models, according to thereviews online.
     
  17. nscaler711

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    I don't have the switcher I want, but all I can say it was produced in HO by Athearn...
    a Santa Fe GP7u, with Topeka Cabs... as SF didn't really have many modern switchers...
     
  18. James Norris

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    Here they are in N Scale :)

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  19. mosslake

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    4 of my logging diesels, the 2 SW1200s have CanFor style nood top dynamic brake housings and air tanks. Made from LL Sw9 hoods on Bachmann mechs (not happy with the LL mechs)
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    My FM H10-44. Shapeways shell on an Atlas VO1000 mech.
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    Finally, my Rangast Whitcomb 65 tonner on Tomy chassis (with Milwaukee exhausts lol)
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    Sorry that it's a bit blurry.
    Still in the works is an SW900 with dynamis brakes and a plain SW1200. These will go on Bachmann NW-2 mechs too. oh, I also have a 70 tonner and next purchase will be a Bachmann S-4, might look into doing a GHQ T-6 conversion on it, if the hood will fit that is....
     
  20. bremner

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    I was looking at them last night...
     

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