Nyc Sw1 #676

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  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here's a photo of #676, an SW1 that caught my eye because it is grey, not black. I used a Walthers SW1 painted in BN to make the model.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here's my model of it, should have turned the headlight on!

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  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    The prototype had its horn removed and it was replaced with an air whistle. mounted on the front wall of the cab, over the windows which were plated over.

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    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here's a photo of the cab end, I installed an led as the loco doesn't come with a rear light. I'll post a couple shots of the decoder installation.

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A very faithful model with great attention to its particular details Gary! Nice, nice work! Any idea why they'd have plated over the windows?
    Ralph
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I used the smallest decoder by TCS, don't remember the model #. I had to mount it by glueing it at a 45 degree angle to the truck at the gear tower. I routed the wires around either side of the drive tube. Not much room in this loco!

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  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Excellent work Gary!
  8. Gary Pfeil

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    Thanks Ralph, I was told that the unit switched passenger cars in Chicago and often had its windows broken by valdals throwing rocks, so since those windows weren't really required they were plated over. Don't know if that's correct, but sounds reasonable. Here is a shot of some of the wiring. The motor had to be removed as it picked up power from the frame like an Athearn. I turned the motoer around 180 degrees as the solder tabs worked out better that way. I left the pcb on top but only used it for the front light. The plug is for the led in the cab roof.

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  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Thanks Tyson!
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Very Nice Work :thumb: :thumb:
  11. NYC-BKO

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    Very nice, Gary. Glad to see another NYCer here. Great job on the plating and the air whistle. -:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    Windows were plated over to cut down costs, they reallly weren't needed.
  12. Iron Goat

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    Gary.... That's some GOOD WORK !

    Bob