Carolina Central Moves to HOn30 Maine

hminky Oct 22, 2018

  1. hminky

    hminky TrainBoard Member

    159
    86
    13
    Been in and out of HOn30 since the early 1970s. Was N-Scaling and got a good deal on the Kato Carolina Central layout about four years ago. Sure looked like HOn30 with the track spacing. Bought some Minitrains and Shapeway HOn30 cars but health problems caused me to shelve model railroading.

    2018 was a good health year so returning to model trains tried N-Scale with an attemept at a "door layout" in N-Scale with standard gauge. Trouble is "I see narrow gauge". Various other odd model train ventures intervened. Got a Myner Models Model Power 2-6-0 conversion working. Runs great after a major D-oh moment.

    Found that I could make my Kato track look like HOn30 with little effort.

    [​IMG]

    So the layout is still in track planning stages.

    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
    gmorider, bremner, Kurt Moose and 3 others like this.
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    6,445
    4,622
    109
    Great start Harold!! Keep the pics coming as you go!(y)
     
  3. hminky

    hminky TrainBoard Member

    159
    86
    13
    HO Engineer Bill likes the look of this N-scale Unitrack test piece with the faux fur grass berm for our HOn30 project.

    [​IMG]

    The other berm attempts were Sculptamold mixed with my base earth color latex paint. Really messy and time consuming.

    My fur grass articles are at:

    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/fur_grass/

    Thank you if you visit
    Harold
     
  4. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

    5,675
    556
    79
    What made you decide to use N scale unitrack and not some other product like Peco HO narrow gauge track?

    Just curious.

    I am eyeing all my ho track for my 55n3 loco and trying to decide how to hide those dang shorty ties. ;)
     
  5. hminky

    hminky TrainBoard Member

    159
    86
    13
    The Peco "HOn30" track is OO9, 4mm/ft, industrial tram track.

    It still has the code 80 rails so there is no real advantage.

    Plus, I have lots of Kato. No one notices the track.

    Harold
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    62,065
    7,776
    652
    Harold- Any further progress on this layout?
     

Share This Page