Narrow Gauge

Alan Dec 20, 2003

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Which Scale(s) do you model

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  2. HO

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  3. N

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  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just wondering how many members are modelers of narrow gauge railroads.

    Please vote for your scale/scales and put additional information in a post. Thanks.
     
  2. ncng

    ncng TrainBoard Member

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    I model the Nevada County Narrow Gauge but in standard gauge. In my world, the NCNG was rebuilt after WWII as a standard gauge line when in reality it was scraped in the 1940's. Isn't that what a modeling license is for?
     
  3. Paul Templar

    Paul Templar Passed away November 23, 2008 In Memoriam

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    Narrow gauge - 0n30 (Big tree country)
    Paul
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    HOn3 here. [​IMG]
     
  5. slimjim

    slimjim Passed away January 2006 In Memoriam

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    Sn3 here. Would have voted but not on the list.
     
  6. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oops! Sorry Jim, forgot about S [​IMG]
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    N Scale standard gauge right now. Although I'm looking at a switch to S Scale standard gauge. However, Paul has been influencing me to take a close look at On30.........

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  8. Shane

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    G'day all, I am modelling in HOn3.5 which is a rather good scale for modelling Queensland Rail who run on a gauge of 3' 6".
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    G'day Shane, welcome aboard mate! ;)

    What track do you you use to get your 3'6" gauge, is it readily available, or do you hand build? Also is QR motive power and rolling stock available? (I find Aussie railways very interesting) [​IMG]
     
  10. jkristia

    jkristia TrainBoard Member

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    currently N scale, but thinking of switching to HO (would like some nice detailed steams) or even do both.
     
  11. Shane

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    G'day Alan,

    I currently use Peco HOm (12mm) gauge track. This works out in scale to be as close as possible to the real thing, i.e. 12mm = 1045.2mm. & our actual gauge size in Queensland is 1067mm. This discepency in size when scaled down is only 0.25mm which is close enough for me.

    As for locomotives and rollingstock there are a few local manufactures who provide these in kit form. The three that I mainly use are have there items of stock listed at, www.geocities.com/blackdiamondmodels
    www.geocities.com/pgcscalemodels
    www.wuiskepromotions.com.au/wuiskemodels/info.htm

    The reason I decided to model QR is because I am actually a Locomotive Driver for QR & I thought it would be nice to model something with my two sons that represents the area I drive over in real life.
     
  12. Catt

    Catt Permanently dispatched

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    Standard gauge in N scale. Narrow gauge is 0n30.

    Both are set (or will be) in modern times.
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hi Shane, I forgot about Peco HOm (and the stuff is made here!). Near enough for me, too!

    Had a look at the sites on your links, looks like you have a reasonable variety of models available.

    Do you take a camera to work? It would be good to see pics of QR in the Australia forum [​IMG]
     
  14. Shane

    Shane E-Mail Bounces

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    G'day Alan, unfortunately I don't have a digital camera so the picture quality from my old camera might be a bit dodgy. But I have been meaning to take it one day & take a few shots on the Toowoomba Range. The veiws from there are magnificent, I'm very lucky to be able to look out of my cab window & say thats the view from my office & I'm getting paid to see it.

    Anyhow mate I'll take the old camera along one day in the near future & snap off a few shots for you. This will also depend on the times of my shifts aswell as the old camera doesn't work to well when the suns not up if you know what I mean. But keep an eye out in your email in the new year & I'll send them to you.
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Shane, I look forward to seeing the pics from your office [​IMG]
     

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