Show Us Your Favorite or Most Sought After Switch Engine

Jerry Tarvid Oct 19, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When I made my original comment, I was merely hoping we could talk Bill into a quickie video of his FM, so we could hear how the chip and speaker he'd installed sounded. I knew about the MiniTrix FM, later Model Power, having owned one or two myself......
     
  2. J Starbuck

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    Boxcab,

    Bill posted this on TRW a while back.
    It's Awesome!

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  3. Bill Denton

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    I liked my first FM H10-44 so much that I built a second one.

     
  4. tgromek

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    Nicely done, Bill
     
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  5. WM183

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  6. J Starbuck

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    Those are excellent Bill.
    Double the fun!
     
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  7. mtntrainman

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    My Atlas S2 with decoder. Took the decoder out of my FVM ES44AC that never ran well and is now on the 'deadline' and installed it in the S2 (y)

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    I still have to reletter it for THERR :cool:
     
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  8. Espeeman

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    Very nice work, Bill!
     
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  9. jpwisc

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    I really like my ILSX SW1500 #942. I made it from a MT SP unit. I detailed it to match the proto unit. 0E2E4A1E-DF7F-4B35-B2E3-EE859364D5E1.jpeg
     
  10. rome91

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    Minitrix 0-6-0. An oldie but a goldie none the less. Has a new motor and extra details added since the photo has been taken (the photo is around 2 years old)
     

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  11. HOexplorer

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    Here is mine adding a caboose.
    Hooking up again.jpg
     
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  12. rome91

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    That scenery is incredible! Not to mention the rolling stock enhancing the photo as well! :)
     
  13. HOexplorer

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    rome, check out the Weekend Modeling Fun thread posted each Friday. I always post a pic there. Also, go to Railimages to find my photos and photo of others. You will like it. Use HOexplorer name. Last you should make a habit of hitting the like button for stuff you like. Cheers, Jim
     
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  14. J Starbuck

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    I added sound to the SW1 recently.

     
  15. Sharky_McSharknose

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    Awesome! Do you have any photos of the install? I recently picked up an Arnold SW1 (B&M 1115, blue) and adding Loksound would make for a great future update.
     
  16. J Starbuck

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  17. Sharky_McSharknose

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    Thanks for the link! Here's my brand-new B&M SW1, which is a switch engine I had been looking out for.

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    Right now it's equipped with a Lenz Silver Mini decoder. It needs some weathering, but I don't think it needs much detailing. Arnold Hornby did a bang-up job on these little locos!
     
  18. Josta

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    HV turntable.JPG G&P #23 1.JPG

    Couple of my favorites; HO scale, analog DC.
     
  19. J Starbuck

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    6C726151-2ACA-4F6F-9E6D-C050457F6E93.jpeg Here’s my FM H10-44 in the as delivered paint scheme.
    It’s a Shapeways shell on an Atlas VO1000 mechanism.
     
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  20. Calzephyr

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    That's a great looking FM unit. Did you have to do much adjusting to the shell or the chassis to get a good fit?

    Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
     
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