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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Bill, sorry for the late answer.

    About the gauge. In Sn3, it's 9/16". It makes about 14.2mm, while HO standard gauge is 16.5mm, which corresponds to a gauge of 3'6" = 42" in S. A number of modellers use this gauge and have all the HO fleet available (as in On30).

    S standard gauge is about 22.5 mm, that is approximately 0.9".

    Concerning turnouts, I made a nice bargain recently. I had lent my Fast Tracks #5 jig to my friend Alexander Zelkin who needed to redo some of his turnouts. As a way to say thanks, he built ten more for me. It should be enough for at least 3/4 of the track in my current room.

    I use code 70, and while I mainly handlay as mentionned by Russ, I also have a few pieces of flextrack which I may use someday, since I think I'm able to blend the color of the plastic to that of the wooden ties elsewhere.

    More later. Maybe some hints about rolling stock and buildings.

    And to enjoy the scale, here is a link to a video showing the modular Sn3 layout of the McKenzie brothers. The video was shot during the recent Sn3 symposium in California.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-sy_43ztQ

    And a diaporama posted by Bill Beverly showing many pictures of Joel Shank's layout:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2310172...11034324/show/

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  • slimrails
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Geezer


    So....some questions:

    What weight rail? 70-83-100 - 55?(nah)

    Do you have to build your own turnouts?

    Steam Locomotive availability?

    I see quite a few structures, so thats no biggie...

    What is the gauge difference for S gauge and Sn3?

    Inquiring minds want to know.....maybe.....LOL!


    Hey Bill...

    I'm using code 80 rail myself and have no problems with flange clearance. I was going to build my own turnouts using the Fast Tracks jigs, but it turned out to be more economical to have the made for me by Railway Engineering. Both Frederic and I hand lay our track. Locomotive availability is centered around the Colorado/Western prototypes from manufactures like PBL and Overland, but kits are available for Eastern roads like the EBT & ETWNC. I don't know what the gauge difference is between S and Sn3, but I do know that it is really close to HO. Thank you for contacting the info desk here at the Sn3 Branch!

    Russ

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  • Geezer
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    So....some questions:

    What weight rail? 70-83-100 - 55?(nah)

    Do you have to build your own turnouts?

    Steam Locomotive availability?

    I see quite a few structures, so thats no biggie...

    What is the gauge difference for S gauge and Sn3?

    Inquiring minds want to know.....maybe.....LOL!

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  • Geezer
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


    With discount prices for people from the other dark side!


    I would assume that this means "free or semi-free" conversion/bash information??

    Great to see another side of the dark side.....

    Alla best!

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  • Locoman
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    Congratulations Sn3ers. Now I have another forum to watch.

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  • OregonOn30
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    Looks like a great new place to get some new ideas. Looking forward to following along on the activities here!

    Rick

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  • Rick
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    Congratulations S scalers on your new forum.

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  • elwoodblues
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


    With discount prices for people from the other dark side!


    I see a party in the works here.

    Congratulations on finally getting you own forum space to share your work. I know it will be a fun place to visit.

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    With discount prices for people from the other dark side!

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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by BigLars


    Congratulations, you guys going to start a lounge or club house?



    Thinkin' 'bout it!

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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by BBLmber


    Congrats Sn3'ers, enjoy your new domain but don't be afraid to come over and visit us on the Dark Side.



    Sorry, guys...we are the darkest of all possible sides! [:-batman]

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  • BigLars
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    Congratulations, you guys going to start a lounge or club house?

    Larry

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  • Dutchman
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    Way to go, guys. S-Scale has always seemed to me to be a nice 'size'. If I weren't so invested in HO and now HOn3, I could see myself in S and Sn3.

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  • George_D
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    Gee, how many dark sides can we have? There are some fine Sn3 modelers here and this will be an enjoyable place to visit on a regular basis.

    George

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  • visman48
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    Darksiders,

    Congrats, I hope for you continued sucess, and appreciate your zeal to have new products developed in your scale. I also appreciate them for conversion to On30. Way to go guys keep up the good work, and fight the good fight...at least your aren't also known as ON2 1/2 or On2.5.

    Les

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