Hon30 shay

JoeTodd Aug 4, 2019

  1. JoeTodd

    JoeTodd TrainBoard Member

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    I have a n scale Shay. I'm getting out of n scale. And wanted to know if anyone makes a conversation kit to fit a atlas Shay. Thanks jt
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. You can find them on Shapeways. I believe Marsh Creek Miniatures did one. Also, I know that Prairie Locomotive Works has been working on several variants.
     
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  3. traingeekboy

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    It would end up as an HOn30 shay.

    There are HOn3 shay kits, if you choose to go to that size.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Using an N scale engine with a shell HOn3 sized ends up being more of an HOn18 outcome.
     
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  5. traingeekboy

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    I meant that if he wanted to go Hon3, there are models out there. HOn30, is like On30 in that it's between the two gauges used in narrow gauge of 2 and 3 feet. Mind you I Mix it all up so I don't care about scale gauge fidelity as long as it looks cool.
     
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  6. JoeTodd

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    Thanks guys. I've got some HOn3 stuff from years ago. I'm going to work on that for a while, and keep the HOn30 in my thoughts. Who knows. Could happen. Thanks again. Jt
     
  7. traingeekboy

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    As eyes and fingers get less accurate, there are also other scales people are doing now.

    Ho scale mechs and track for 1/55 scale 3 foot gauge.

    HO scale mechs and track and using things like Tamiya figures for for 35mm scale 2 foot gauge.

    Some people are doing HO scale mechs and track for G scale 18 inch gauge.

    These larger scales make scratch building a little easier. I see guys using 12" radius curves with them too.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    Joe- How did you proceed? Did you move to HOn3? Or do something in HOn30?
     
  9. JoeTodd

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    Yes I'm modeling Hon3. Working on a old round house 2 8 0. And a shay. Slow going. Just taking my time. Jt
     
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