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Date: 05/01/07 05:30
Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: ns6669sd60

Has anybody tried to repower one of these with a Proto or Atlas switcher frame and motor?

Thanks



Date: 05/01/07 10:28
Re: Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: grahamline

Redid one of the early ones with an NWSL motor and universals. Dropped the speed range a little and made it quieter. Adjusted the end-play on the worm gears with washers and saw no reason to mess with the power trucks beyond cleaning and applying LaBelle's plastic-compatible grease. What are you trying to accomplish?



Date: 05/01/07 10:33
Re: Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: fbe

A-Line sells a repower kit with a new motor and drive shafts to improve the model if you like. You keep the Athearn frame and trucks.
Do you mean the real SW-1500 with the more modern carbody or the misnamed SW-1200 in the first generation body? Nothing from KATO would work for the correct SW-1500 but their NW-2 chassis could be fit under the SW-1200 body.



Date: 05/01/07 14:38
Re: Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: csxt4617

fbe Wrote:
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> or the misnamed SW-1200 in the first
> generation body? Nothing from KATO would work for
> the correct SW-1500 but their NW-2 chassis could
> be fit under the SW-1200 body.

Not to be picky, but the "old" SW-1500 was an SW-7, not SW-1200.



Date: 05/01/07 17:11
Re: Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: nkark

The A-line repower kit is intended for the Athearn SW7, does not fit in the shell of the sw1500 or it's chassis. Easiest way to re-motor one is to find one of the Overland chassis that were designed for the Athearn shell.

nkark



Date: 05/01/07 18:50
Re: Anybody tried to re-power a Athearn SW1500?
Author: ESPEE5318

Aline leaded SW1500 frame and Aline repower kit for SW1500 and yes the shell fits............Joe




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