This is not mine, but the neighbor lady down the street. A vintage CO engineers uniform for a child. I'm guessing around a T5 size. Metal buttons with the C.O. logo. Heavy duty denim. with full size scarf. Her husband was an engineer and bought this for their son late 40;s or early 50's. She is moving to a retirement home and asked me to sell it for her. She would like 50 dollars, helping out her cost of moving. Postal money will be accepted. Contact info on my profile'
I'm currently building a new HO layout but plan to put the O gauge under neath it. What would you recommend? On floor or shelf under layout or other? Any pictures of how others are doing it? The HO layout is 40" in height but scenery in mountain areas might be as low as 30".
Atlas O Master ACF 17,360 Gallon Chlorine Tank Car - 2 Road Numbers per car Road 2 Rail 3 Rail ACFX 3008201 3007201 Dana Railcar 3008202 3007202 Dow Chemical 3008203 3007203 E.I.Dupont 3008204 3007204 General American 3008205 3007205 Occidental 3008206 3007206 ...
Atlas O announced the SW diesels again. This time they're offering some road names that are more broadly modeled in hopes that that gets the pre-orders coming in so these will get made. They're also offering 2 road names for most diesels..... In addition, they are announcing 40' Double Door Box Cars and the War Emergency Hoppers including four new road names. As in the past, if you order all four road numbers for one road name in the WE Hoppers, I will rebate you an additional case discount...
Frank: Just want to say thank you for opening your home for visitors again this year. I know it can be a hassle, but your layout progress makes it a must see every year. I will be there with a small group. Thanks again. Charlie
The open house is connected to the "March Meet" but everyone is welcome to visit. There is never as much progress as we had hoped/planned but it has been a productive year. If you do a Mapquest search on 3900 Lookout Drive, Rockford, Illinois, 61109 it will get you close (not the actual address). It should be 15 minutes or less south of State and Alpine area. On the 3rd of April there will a RR crossbuck in the front yard. The layout is 57x30 plus a staging area. Will be running both DC and...
I attended O Scale West in Feb. They announced at the meet that the next O Scale West will be in Santa Clara at the same location as the past few years. The meet will be in May instead of Feb to avoid conflicting with the Super Bowl and other events. I don't recall the exact dates but I believe it was sometime in mid month. Put May 2016 on your calendar and watch for the actual dates when they are available. Joe
Last I heard, they were still trying to decide on a date for 2016. The past few years it has been held in early February, but in Feb. 2016, Levi's stadium (new 49er's home) will host the Superbowl. Obviously not a good time to try to schedule anything in that area that isn't football related... Here's the Oscalewest web site url (which at this point hasn't been updated): http://www.oscalewest.com/
Hi all, I recently moved into a home and discovered a huge multi-layer railroad spanning most of my attic. If my research is correct, the track is "O-gauge", maybe O-27? I estimate there are several hundred feet of it. The straight sections are as large as 35" and less, with many curved pieces of various sizes. The track includes the connecting pins and ties, stamped with "Lionel." There is a large control box (home-made?) and other various other track accessories--something that looks like...
On Sunday April 3rd, The Rockford O Scalers will be hosting an Open House, as part of the Chicago O Scale Meet layout tours. The hours that the layout will be open are from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and directions are available at the Meet. If you are planning on attending the Meet or are in the Northern Illinois area that day, please plan on joining us.
While visiting my local Menards in Holland, Ohio I noticed an interesting shelf tag: Menards Power& Light - $99.99, SKU 279-3051. The space on the shelfwas empty but islocated next to the Moe's Garage Quonset Hut. Is there a new O gauge building soon to come? Let the speculation begin.
I know the colors on these preliminary drawings aren't necessarily representative of the final product. Do you have any sense for the paint scheme on the Canadian National? Is it going to be that deep sort of olive green color with the little yellow horizontal band on top, or is it going to be more of a black as shown in the brochure?
Thanks Jim, you're a joy. For the rest that gave me some helpful information, thanks! Here's a few photos, I did not go all the way around the attic but it should give you an idea. Since it seems this track is almost worthless given the cost of shipping I'll probably see if anyone local is interested. Thanks again.
This thread is closed.... We got several alerts on this thread and so we had to spend almost 30 minutes reading through and editing/deleting "discussion" in this thread. Why?...well, just about every rule was broken here as the thread kept getting bumped to the top with all of the discussion going on, etc. There is way too much discussion going on in the for sale/trade forum these days. This causes other's listings to get bumped downward more quickly which is not fair.... If you want to...
The short answer is no. You could modify the LEGO rolling stock and fit them with O gauge trucks but a locomotive would be more of a challenge. The set your looking at would still make a cool looking display piece for Christmas. You could paint the LEGO track to make it look a little better than just all black.
I know there are some variations on the Lego trains, but will they "sit" on traditional O-gauge track? Do they have the same outside rail dimensions? I think I might add this one to my layout as a static piece parked on a siding. I see the power functions can be added. It's funny reading the reviews as they mostly talk about wheel slip when adding the power. One reader caught on to add a rubber band to the wheel, what we here call a "traction tire". Thanks
Here is a Lego Scooby Doo Mystery Machine I adapted to a E-Z Street chassis which is O scale compatible. Lots of Dremeling and super glue. "Lego" scale (whatever that is) is a little big for O scale so I needed to size down vertically and horizonally. Unclepeterr
LEGO gauge (L gauge in the LEGO train world.) is wider than O, so LEGO trains will not fit on O gauge track. And due to the way they are built, you could not regauge L to O, unless you are comfortable taking a sander to your LEGO pieces. But they are still fun to play with.
I have mounted Lego cars on O gauge trucks, but the problem comes in when dealing with engine. The Lego system is all metric and comes out about 2 mm bigger than O gauge. (not exact difference, just an eyeball observation.) It would take some significant work to change the gauge and still use all Lego parts. I am fairly positive it could be done, just never had the time to work out. Lego trains have a following all there own. Some of the rolling stock and locomotives are amazing. Below are...
I have about 25 CA Zephyr Cars left in stock - some 3 rail and some 2 rail and I would like to move them..... Each one is priced $50 off the original MSRP - okay, actually $49.99, but I can tape a penny to the box - so $50..... You can find the list here To get the weekly newsletter from MrMuffin'sTrains with new arrivals; product announcements; special sales and discount codes for our website - sign up here!
Saying this tongue-in-cheek, but your timing sucks! Had you offered them before I went and preordered the full GSC 12-car commemorative set from Atlas, I could have bought a more manageable number of cars from you and needed a much smaller second mortgage loan! ;p
I see that a GG1 from O-Line Reproductions is on Evilbay. I've never heard of O-Line, but I was out of touch with O gauge trains for quite a few years. The box look s suspiciously like a K-Line box as do the GG1s the seller has listed.
O Line is basically Ready Made Toys products. My understanding, which may not be 100% accurate, is RMT went out of business and didn't pay the bill on the remaining stock in China. The factory is then selling the remaining product under the O Line name. I think the GG1 is K-line tooling but am not certain. I bought a pair of streamlined 027 passenger cars that, while sold under OLR/RMT have "K-line Electric Trains" cast into the cars. The 027 cars are quite nice. I have mine apart now to add...
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