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hminky
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  10:42:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We can build a credible C-19 from the Roundhouse 2-8-0 with minimal bashing. The stock cab can be adjusted to make a taller one. The opening can be fitted with a new filler piece and all that is required is an 1/8 high skirt around the bottom. A new side panel would be added for decoration. Our crude mockup with a cab from another project.

S-scale C-16 domes are the right size to make our Scale172 C-19. Those domes are Tomalco but domes are available from Slim Gauge 3D at Shapeways. The motor mount just has to be adjusted and the cylinders have to be modified to lower the boiler.





Harold



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  12:51:03 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The question I have, is since 1/87 is so common, and you are apparently using ho scale standard gauge track, why did you decide to model 1/72 narrow guage?

I am curious as to the decision process you went through to reach that result. What were the main factors?


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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 12/01/2018 12:53:37 PM

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hminky
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  1:02:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David J Buchholz

The question I have, is since 1/87 is so common, and you are apparently using ho scale standard gauge track, why did you decide to model 1/72 narrow guage?

I am curious as to the decision process you went through to reach that result. What were the main factors?


Please read the original post.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  1:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Roundhouse/Athearn HO 2-8-0 scales really well against post-1900 narrow gauge 2-8-0s like this Southern Pacific narrow gauge 2-8-0. The stock cab can be adjusted to make a late 2-8-0.





Our cab doesn't go below the walkway because the walkways are at the base of the boiler where the examples are higher on the boiler.

Harold



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