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Stewart / Bowser Engines
 
« on: Jul 19th, 2013, 7:48pm »
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Hey Guys,
 
It has been a long time since I have checked out any of the forums on here but I have a question about something that I have not been able to dig any answers up on using Google.
 
I was wondering if anyone here knows for sure whether or not you can take a Stewart Hobbies shell and simply put it on one of the new Stewart by Bowser DCC SOUND engines. I have a "newer" old Stewart engine that is DCC ready and that's all well and good but I am wondering if I can get an engine with sound "cheap" enough could I get away with swapping the shells and moving on in life.
 
Anyone with information (AND PICTURES) either way would be greatly appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 20th, 2013, 9:05am »
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Hello,  
It seems to me that you are going to be hard pressed to find someone who has done this.  I have found 'Stewart' sound chasses at Hobbylinc for $168, these are for 'F' locos.  They are currently out of stock.  While you could modify either the chassis or body attachment points, you'd have to be willing to attempt this.
Since yours is DCC ready, a much easier and probably cheaper avenue  is to get a Digitrax decoder and Soundbug, eliminating the fitting problem(if it requires a Soundbug, you must use the 'bug' sound decoder, because of the size of plug in the Digi motor decoder).   Some Stewarts used a KATO chassis, which is an excellent beginning.  
Go to Digitrax's site to see what they have for your loco.  


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« Reply #2 on: Jul 20th, 2013, 10:53am »
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Hello,
I just happened upon the Bowser site-----I think it will answer your questions!!!


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« Reply #3 on: Jul 20th, 2013, 3:43pm »
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Yea you make some good points. Both my AS-16 and F7 are the Kato drive system so maybe I should just look at the sound decoder. The only thing that concerns me with sound is making sure you get the right sound to match the engine. For example I wouldn't want my AS-16 to sound like an SD45. I have not had any experience with installing sound in an engine. All my stuff has factory sound. So I think you can see my concern on that topic.
 
I will in the mean time look at Bowsers website and see what I see there as well.


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« Reply #4 on: Jul 20th, 2013, 10:53pm »
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Understood.  
The F7 is not a problem.  It takes a 645 motor, which is built into the appropriate Digitrax decoder/FX004 Soundbug.  I believe the Bowser site will point you in right direction for the AS-16.
This is all contingent on both being DCC ready.  If their not, than you will have to go to the pcb board replacement, w/Soundbug.
You might be able to find an installer, specifying Digitrax decoder equipment,  It's the cheaper brand.
 
 


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« Reply #5 on: Jul 20th, 2013, 11:26pm »
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Hey Petey,
 
I have no fear of installing decoders. I have gotten fairly good at it. I will say though I am having a little issue with decoders at the moment and I can not diagnosis it but I think the issue is more so with my NCE USB interface card. However on the other hand I can not completely prove that. That is all for another discussion though.  
 
I have to look at the F7. I am assuming its DCC ready but I have not had her out for some time now so maybe I should get her out and take a look.
 
Thanks for the info. You have given me some options to look at now.


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« Reply #6 on: Dec 11th, 2014, 7:50am »
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 Well James is your sound problem solved ? I've read all your post on it but really cant help for I have very few sound equipped locomotives. I do have a good number of original Stewart locomotives. All PRR and CNJ. A few other road names. This time of year I just run my old time steam. Wont be running diesels till sometime in January. I posted this just to let you know there is someone else out here also. Petey as you see has a much better grip on your problem then I. I hope it all works out for you.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 23rd, 2015, 10:28am »
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* I'll post a photo of a Stewart RS3 #1543 in CNJ paint. Just so a photo of one is here.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 15th, 2015, 12:29pm »
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 Well the CNJ loved the Alco Rs3'. Here is another Stewart RS3 # 1546.


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« Reply #9 on: Apr 15th, 2015, 12:32pm »
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Now a third Alco RS3 # 1548. I remember this 2 stripe green paint being called Toothpaste stripes. The model isn't decaled but factory Painted.
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 15th, 2015, 12:35pm »
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Now you should remember this Stewart Model. The Baldwin RS12 #1206. Again this is a Stewart finished model.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 15th, 2015, 12:42pm »
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Here is my only Bowser-Stewart locomotive. It is a U-25B and is as Bowser detailed it . The model was part of the Bowser "Executive Line" PRR #2506.
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 15th, 2015, 3:20pm »
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The "tooth paste" stripes looked good on the CNJ green units. The plain green and the later B&O blue just weren't the same.

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 16th, 2015, 9:32pm »
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on Apr 15th, 2015, 3:20pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The "tooth paste" stripes looked good on the CNJ green units. The plain green and the later B&O blue just weren't the same.

 
Also my favorite.
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 21st, 2015, 7:23am »
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Stewart CNJ F3's look out of roundhouse. Each A unit came with a unpowered B unit which I acquired a powered chasse for each. I post a photo latter on for each pair. They came painted lettered but unnumbered.  
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 1st, 2015, 8:49am »
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This is my latest Baldwin ASA-616 HT. It is a standard Stewart AS-16 body. The HT is for the Hobbytown drive, Being it is a 616 it has the 6 wheel truck side frames. It is heavy, makes a lot of noise and pulls everything. I had to get in place 2 heavy lift crane cars to position the locomotive in this position for the photo. It is tough work taking pictures.
* I acquired this locomotive this past weekend at Edison, New Jersey, Greenberg train show.  
 
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 1st, 2015, 4:58pm »
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"It is heavy, makes a lot of noise and pulls everything" - just like the prototype!


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** Here is the Stewart F3 A & B in CNJ paint A unit 55 is paired with B unit 3C.

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Here is the other pair of CNJ F units. A # 56 is paired with B unit 4D.  


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