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RyanAK
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  9:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So... HO standard gauge track and mechanisms in 1/72 scale are ~47Ē gauge. Then N scale standard gauge track and mechanisms are true 2íers in 1/72. Have you looked at anything there? Iím not too familiar with N scale steam, but there seems to be a ton of reliable diesel mechanisms that could provide interesting possibilities for locomotives. HO standard gauge early cars on HOn30 trucks/wheel sets with 1/72 figures and structures gives you easy Maine narrow gauge in a small scale? If something could be done for motive power.

Designing a 1905-ish Pennsylvania Short Line
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hminky
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  10:08:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1/72 works with a ratio of 72/87 or 83%.

Scale55 should be using S scale equipment on S scale track, 55/64 or 86% for narrow gauge. S scale track gives us four foot gauge in Scale55.

But the On30 equipment is S Scale sized so that works for the right gauge on HO gauge track.



That is an On30 mogul regauged to S-gauge.

The HO Mantua Ten-Wheeler is the same size as an S-scale UP 119 from the Golden Spike at Promontory. Makes a 55n3 4-4-0, shown here with a Scale55 drawing.



That is why the Bachmann HO 4-4-0 works in Scale172.

You can't build two foot with n-scale equipment or any HOn30 equipment. All of it is too small.

Harold



Edited by - hminky on 12/19/2018 12:01:57 AM

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hminky
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  10:47:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
While searching for a suitable proto railroad was perusing books from my late brother's collection. Found "Milwaukee Road Narrow Gauge" and found these pieces of narrow gauge and near 1/72 scale drawings. The box matches the size of our Mantua with the same truck configuration and they had an 1880 caboose that is the same size as the Roundhouse caboose.





An early Granger road fits the available locomotives and rolling stock. Lots of them out there in the heyday of narrow gauge.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 02/03/2019 :  1:24:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Haven't done this in a while.

Found these vintage 1/72 cars and trucks.





Go to:

http://tin-soldier.com/cars.html

Made me think about late era narrow gauge. If you extend the cab below the footboard with a 1/8x1/4 piece of styrene and add a new cab side like our mock up, easy late era narrow gauge.



Doug Tagsold used the MDC cars with the HO trucks with 33" HO wheels. Substituting 24"(HO 28") wheels and shorter wheelbase Tahoe trucks makes the cars more "narrow gaugey"



Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  7:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dart Castings supplies a line of OO scale wagons and figures which are well done. OO scale stuff scales out well in 1/72.





Dart says delivery takes 21 days, yup.

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  10:46:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally got the "narrow gauge" look on the MDC/Roundhouse cars and loco.





Easy narrow gauge
Harold



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  11:05:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice. Very credible and narrow gaugey looking.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 02/10/2019 11:07:16 AM

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