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hminky
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Posted - 10/03/2018 :  2:35:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Found this idea on the net but was written up in Kalmbach's "Model Railroad Planning 2018". The issue featured Doug Tagsold's Colorado & Southern. The premise is using HO gauge equipment to represent 1/72 scale narrow gauge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzTH795P5w

http://smallmr.com/wordpress/doug-tagsolds-colorado-southern-narrowgauge-modelrailroad-modelrail-train/

Liking out-of-the-box thinking this is my take on the idea:

http://www.chainsawjunction.com/172n4/







Thank you if you Visit

Harold


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hminky
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Posted - 10/05/2018 :  1:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got my copy of "Model Railroad Planning 2018" and Doug Tagsold's Colorado & Southern is a really great layout. Scale1/72 gives inexpensive almost ready-to-run narrow gauge.

The Roundhouse/MDC/Athearn equipment looks really great.

Went into the seventh level of my ungodly abyss of a train room and extracted some Roundhouse cars:









What more can I ask narrow gauge 4-4-0's and C-class 2-8-0's? Cheap, available narrow gauge in a large enough small scale to permit viable layout building.

Thanks Doug for bringing this brilliant idea to light. Can smell layout building.

We have a scale to download:

http://www.chainsawjunction.com/172n4/172scale.pdf

Thanks if you visit the website.

http://www.chainsawjunction.com/172n4/

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/06/2018 :  12:23:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doug Tagsold's Colorado & Southern layout is really outstanding.

Looks great!



Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/06/2018 :  10:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This idea really does work.



If you have imagination and not rigid in thinking.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  06:27:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Our work-in-progress beta Mantua early boxcar conversion, $11 toy train box car to 24 foot 1880's narrow gauge boxcar buildable in an evening.



Finally, affordable and easy 1880's narrow gauge. Wooden cars and iron men!

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  5:43:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We need moguls for early narrow gauge.

The Roundhouse Mogul has two versions the more common high wheeler and a scarcer low driver version which has a 1/72 43" drivers. They mechanically match early narrow gauge moguls .



The boiler is easily lowered and smaller drivers applied.



Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  07:24:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cleaning up my train room I ran across this Bachmann HO ten-wheeler.

Looked Tweetsie, having a plan already in my bin I printed out a 1/72 scale drawing.



Yep, with a little bit of work we can be in the blue ridges with room to have real mountains.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  11:31:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bigger 1/72 cabs are required to remove the HO look. That is a cab I built for making the Roundhouse HOn3 locomotive Sn2. Learning a 3d CAD modeling program and have the cab printed out probably would take less time.



Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  07:24:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The question is "Why not S Scale?". Then we lose our C-16, our 1880s 4-4-0, our one evening 1870s box and no evening 1880's box. The HO equipment doesn't translate to S Scale. Can live with the gauge to have that equipment.



Been there done that in S Scale narrow gauge. S is really limited in equipment. The available HO equipment to rebuild to S is shaky. The Tyco ten-wheeler hasn't held up well over time. S scale is very expensive. Just using the equipment on HO track as Sn3.5 doesn't change anything.



Just sayin'
Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  09:17:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Back to the fun!

The Tichy HO ore car would make a great coal "jimmy". Can be had for $5 a piece on the street.



Always wanted to find a use for these great little cars.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  2:57:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Objects aren't "N, HO...S, O, etc. SCALE". An object is what it measures."

Wanting a engine crew for my 4-4-0 I found some Bachmann Branchline OO Scale figures from the UK.

Things are sometimes better than what the box says. The second guy from the right is our new OO scale Bachmann Branchline figure. The guys on his right and left are Preiser 1/72. The guy on the far left is a Langley Victorian OO.



Sometimes you need little wins in life
Harold



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Pokemonprime
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  09:21:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
British OO should be close, considering OO is 1:76.


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hminky
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  09:51:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OO scale doesn't quite measure out, at 1/72 the equipment measures out to the right size. Just five percent isn't much but is noticeable.

The little man in the burnt orange coat is the "usual" size for OO scale of 23mm while the Bachmann Branch Line figures are 24mm. 24mm is the "usual" size for 1/72. I am happy.

Back in 2005-2007 was trying to do "OO/HO in the 1870s" standard gauge. Never looked right. Thought of doing OO scale four foot gauge but like I said earlier it didn't measure right.





Was close to the 1/72 scale, the figures in the picture are 1/72. Just didn't see the correlation, D-oh!

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/16/2018 :  1:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Designed a direct replacement 1/72 cab for the Bachmann HO 4-4-0 and had a 3d print made.





3d printing is great.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 11/15/2018 :  5:19:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There are drivers and axles available from places like Scalelink in the UK to reshoe our iron horses.

These are 12mm which will give us Scale172 36" drives. Scalelink has 3mm self quartering axles for the newer Roundhouse/Athearn locomotives along with 1/8" for the older original models. Self quartering makes locomotive building easy.

The internet is great.



Correct drivers and a bigger cabs are needed to remove the HO look. This is a cab I built from styrene to convert the Roundhouse HOn3 2-8-0 to Sn2. Learning a 3d CAD modeling program and have the cab printed out probably would take less time.



Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 11/28/2018 :  10:43:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What about standard gauge?

Sn3 cars scale out well as 34' standard gauge cars. On3 or On30 trucks can be widened to Scale172 gauge of .784. OO scale 12mm diameter wheels are close enough. The Bachmann On30 Mogul could be massaged to represent a standard gauge loco.



Harold



Edited by - hminky on 11/28/2018 10:44:31 AM

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