Anyone every seen or done any Nn30 or some call it Nn2 1/2?

rpeck Jul 30, 2017

  1. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    Not sure if I should post this here or Narrow Gauge.
    Anyone every seen or done any Nn30 or some may call it Nn2 1/2?
    Just wondering. Everything I would think is scratch built.

    If this belongs in Narrow Gauge please move it to correct Forum.
    Rick
     
  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Pete Peters made a Nn2 Forney, but I don't know if it was ever powered
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I know some N scalers have used Z scale track. Is that close enough to call it Nn30? Doesn't/didn't Republic Loco Works make some Nn3, which used Z track?

    In HO, we switched decades ago to calling it HOn30. Same meaning as HOn2&1/2, (30 and 2&1/2 being identical), but not as clumsy as the original reference.
     
  4. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    About 41 scale inches in N. Probably close enough to simulate a 36" gauge, but a bit wide for 30".
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hand lay then. Unless by some accident perhaps T gauge could be useful. But I have a feeling it is well under the required spread.
     
  6. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Eighteen scale inches. It would be handy for a zoo train on an N layout.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    For those inclined to larger sizes, On18 is popular for modeling little critters in an industrial type of setting.
     
  8. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Did somebody mention N gauge?
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. I mentioned "O", just to note that 18" modeling is not quite obscure.
     
  10. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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  11. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    T scale ??? Hhmmmm got to look into that.
    Thanks.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oddly, that Wikipedia page does not seem to show HOn30. But does show Nn2, etc. Which the latter has not been around for anywhere near as long. Hmmm....
     
  13. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    You just won't let a fellow be lazy will you? It didn't have HOn3 or HO meter gauge, either.

    I fixed it. They're there now.
     
  14. JoeTodd

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    As I remember z scale track In N scale is around 42". Though about doing it, but I will stick with my N scale standard gauge.
     
  15. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Z scale track fits for Nn3.

    Dom
     

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