question for N scalers

Charlie Dec 11, 2019

  1. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    A question to N scalers: Years ago the Hallmark company put out a series of railroad models as Christmas Ornaments. I have several of them. if anyone is familiar with them , do you know if they will fit on N scale track? They appear to be N scale but I don't have anything to reference them to. I don't want to buy any N scale track and find that it is not correct. Can anyone help me?

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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Hi Charlie,
    I have a few of those Hallmark ornaments and if I remember correctly, they are really close but off just enough they won't sit on N scale track. I remember for sure one the UP M-10000 that it is just under scale width.

    Thanks,
    Richard
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Richard!
     
  4. Charlie Vlk

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    Many of them are N or close.
    The UP stock car, 1880 RPO (part of the “General” set), and SP style caboose could be fitted with N trucks and couplers and would make decent models.

    I really wish Hallmark would do some American Flyer items.....especially the B&O Royal Blue/Circus/Silver Bullet engine and tender, Reading Atlantic, and any other of the Pacifics.

    After all, probably half of us had the realistic toy trains without a center third rail.....

    Charlie Vlk
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    Charlie,

    No flame retardant required, I'm laughing now thinking my lack of interest in Lionel iwhen I was 7 or 8 years old foretold my future interest in [rototype modeling. Should AF had been readily available here in hicksville, things might have been very different.
     

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