Up dated 14 july 2017


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Z scale Models



SW1 Switchers - Z scale

Hand made models in edched nickel silver and brass


Prices in euros

DC option : 450 €

DCC option : 500 €



The EMD SW1 is a 600-horsepower (450 kW) diesel-electric switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between December 1938 and November 1953. Final assembly took place at EMD's plant in La Grange, Illinois. The SW1 used an EMD 567, V6 engine, which generated 600 hp (450 kW). 661 locomotives of this design were built, even though diesel switcher production was suspended between 1942 and 1945 by the War Production Board. The SW1 has a singular look with its sandbox in front of its radiator .

The SW1 in Z scale

The SW1 is made solely of thin-etched nickel-silver and brass castings. 

The engine is powered by a tiny 3 poles coreless 6 mm motor with a 3 stage reducer. Mecanic with ball bearings. Reduction ratio : 50:1

The axles "2" and "3" are powered. The axles 1 & 4 are "cosmetic" . This solution is not usual, but gives good results. Different other solutions were tested but each time the results were bad. Weight : 28 grammes.

The model comes with body mounted "GH" couplers (compatible with MTL couplers). It also features LED direction-controlled lighting.

They are available for DC power OR for DCC (with Z2 decoder ).

Minimum radius recommended : 195 mm


















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