N Scale Air Hose

thomas Oct 30, 2015

  1. thomas

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    I must say that such a little item as an air hose on a N scale locomotive really adds a touch of realism. :)

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It does, indeed. That's also one reason I cut off the trip pins.
     
  3. Nick Lorusso

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    I'm waiting on the self coupling airlines from the shop in Canada to come in so I can try out.
     
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  4. jpwisc

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    You'll have to try number boards, mirrors, wipers and grab irons to really make the engines pop!
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  5. subwayaz

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    I'm curious to see how well they work or if they are just a un needed hassle. I'll be watching your comments for the results
     
  6. thomas

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    I don't think I have that much goodness left in me for all that. :)
     
  7. gatrhumpy

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    I always add them, signal hoses, and MU hoses when I can.
     
  8. subwayaz

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    Same here but never working ones. Like I said quite curious
     
  9. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    I hope it will help me with my Z-scale coupler.
     
  10. Nick Lorusso

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    I hope it will help me with my Z-scale coupler.
     
  11. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    Silly comment- will we need to use "N scale air"? Whatever that might be. Does air scale down? (I've heard water does not.)
     
  12. John Smith

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    I am an HO guy... but, the magnetic air lines in HO are cool. However, if you are just dropping one car, the magnets are strong enough to "pull" the car along. Dropping two cars works fine! Just FYI. JMS
     
  13. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, the ideal gas law will scale (PV=nRT), but you will just end up with proportionally less molecules, not smaller molecules. (Hence the main problem with The Atom, Ant Man, Fantastic Voyage, etc). However, not to worry - a one liter container at 1 atm & room temp would hold approx 10^22 molecules. An n-scale 1 liter bottle, (interior volume) would still hold about 10^16 molecules. That is a whole lot of gas molecules!
     
  14. subwayaz

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    Well I ordered some since they had just came in and been restocked. Got lucky hope there worth the price of admission:) I'll be back in a couple of weeks wit the verdict
     
  15. robert3985

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    This also applies to cars. How far do you go? As far as you want is the easy answer. Here's a caboose that isn't available commercially in N-scale...kitbashed from two MTL "Wooden" cabooses, new windows made and relocated, separate .007" grabs, new underbody, new platform steps, new smokejack, new (correct) Q-trucks, new metal l0-pro wheelsets, Z-scale couplers (with trip-pin removed), and yes, BLMA airhoses...and lastly, and bit of weathering.
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    Unfortunately, for my prototype-based layout...the very common UP CA-1 wooden caboose was by far the most common caboose on the Ogden to Green River mainline between 1947 and 1957...and no commercially-made model of it. I'll be both kitbashing and scratchbuilding at least a dozen CA-1's as well as kitbashing and scratchbuilding CA-5/6's which I also need.

    As for the rest of my cars, they all get airhoses, as do my engines. When lower-priced, better-looking, less-complex magnetic ones become available, I'll probably start converting the fleet. Until then, BLMA plastic and Precision Scale brass brake hoses are my choices, because I agree wholeheartedly that they add a lot to the looks of both engines and cars and they're really easy to apply.

    Cheerio!
    Bob Gilmore
     
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