Oct 19, 2015
WOW !!! So you do !!! Very good !!!
There are several switch engines which should have been created in N scale. For me there are 4...
ALCo HH600 & HH660
All are available in HO... what are N scale manufacturers waiting for????
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+1 on the HH 600 & HH660
Well, technically those are roadswitchers. Yes they were popular for yard work, but they specialized in pushing cars over the hump. Hump yards aren't the most popular things to model, as they're monstrous in any scale and model cars don't roll downhill as well as real ones do.
We HO modelers have an advantage. Seems like everything was made in HO, so model makers for the smaller makers get to see what does and doesn't sell well.
I finished building an Alco HH660.
The chassis is a shortened Atlas S2 with a coreless motor and worms from a Bachmann S4. The trucks, cab and railings are from the S2. The hood is scratchbuilt from styrene.
It has a Loksound Select Micro decoder, a Soberton 8x12 speaker in a Shapeways by Wutter enclosure and also a bank of four 220 uF capacitors.
It runs well and sounds very nice.
Heresy! Heresy! Heresy!
Road switcher is still a switcher. Give me an AS-S616!
PGE-N°2 posted this photo of his Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 last week. I may have to order one of these shells and paint it up for Santa Fe. Looks so cool.
Nah, Southern Pacific tiger stripes...rule #1.....it's my railroad
So how will this play out, will we see a Santa Fe version from Russell first or an SP version from Bremner?
My money is on Russell, I have 4 Pacific Electric cars to build
I have four of these waiting to be painted for EJ&E. GF saw this thread and suggested I paint one for Amtrak, CRI&P Rocket, or a bicentennial scheme to assist my AFT. Told her if she orders another shell kit and an Atlas chassis, it could happen. OMG, what have I done !!!
Lately, this has been my favorite switcher.
I want one of those only in the Santa Fe, Zebra Stripe. I was hoping Kato would put out that version. Well, not yet!
Do not worry it is coming soon! I just sent 5 of them off to get painted in Zebra Stripe, so now Kato will release them. Isn't that what usually happens?
SP didn't have any of these in any paint (I already have a shell and have been deciding to paint it in ATSF zebra or Trona). Of course, your railroad/your rules.
Alright! Yes, that's the magic that gets Kato motivated. Sigh!!!!
Do you mean SW9's or SW1200's? SP had both and some looked pretty close to the LL model.