Growing up surrounded by Conrail industrial branchlines in Philly gave me an early love of end cab switchers. So, when Broadway Limited Imports announced blue SW7s I had to get (at least) one. Here’s a quick overview of it right after I pulled it out of the box.
There are some important precautions that must be taken when installing DCC decoders in Micro-Trains’s SW1500s.
I know this is about 3 months late, but during the B&O Museum’s Holiday Festival of Trains, I got a chance to stretch the legs on my four EMD “pups” (end cab switchers) with a coal train.
I’m using the post-holiday downtime to make some progress on a few projects I’ve got going: repairing my GP10 5863, detailing my new SW1500s: 9590 and 9594, and detailing my new GP7 5601.