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Re: scale 3 rail

Rusty Traque ·
One thing about Railking locomotives, some are scale proportioned, some larger than 1:48 proportion and some smaller than 1:48 proportion. It varies from locomotive to locomotive and the "scale' is not always the same in any of the three dimensions (Selective Compression is the term. Lionel was really the grand master of this.) Both MTH and Lionel offer scale and not-so-scale products. Add to the confusion that some Railking products are former Premier products, having been replaced by...
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Re: scale 3 rail

The old train man ·
Thanks for the info. I guess the best thing to do is run the o-8-0 alone or at least away from the other railking locos I have. My curves are 54 inches. `How can I make my layout seem longer? In ho the train run seemed to be fine but in o scale the trains don't seem to go far enough to give the illusion of any distance. I have a dogbone around the wall layout.
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Re: scale 3 rail

bob2 ·
Where is Martin when we need him? Two rail scale is not more expensive than three rail, and sounds for 2-rail models are available for reasonable $. The mis-perception comes from the high end, where one can spend upward of three grand for a locomotive without sound and easily $300 for a box car. Those are nice, but sort of silly for the average hobbyist. The moderate end is Sunset and MTH, both of whom sell 2-rail for about the same price as three rail. The low end is eBay and shows, where...
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Re: scale 3 rail

RRDOC ·
I would suggest looking at OGR's 3RS Forum . The approach to scale modeling may appeal to you, coming from HO and N. That forum focuses on scale equipment, Kadee couplers, realistic scenery and buildings. The only compromise is the 3rd rail, which is hardly noticeable when everything else is done well. The other big advantage over 2 rail is that you can get by with smaller radius curves. Bob
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Re: scale 3 rail

phillyreading ·
I have about 6 MTH engines, 5 with DCS/PS-2 in them. I like MTH engines for the price with command control installed. Lionel seems to be very expensive for command control stuff. Most AC 3 rail engines made today have a bridge rectifier built into the circuit board to operate the DC can motors that are inside them. The older Lionel engines before can motors don't have bridge rectifiers(not sure of the year for can motors) and run off of AC. One word of caution about using Williams freight...
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Re: scale 3 rail

c.sam ·
Welcome to the larger O gauge world. You'll find a lot of variety in items and prices and especially 'scales'. As mentioned by others, there is some confusion for a newcomer but take your time and ask questions. This forum is a wealth of good information and you'll meet some genuinely nice and helpful people!
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Re: scale 3 rail

Prewar Pappy ·
I agree with the above, however, avoid the confusion and stay with traditional size O-Gauge trains. I can honestly say that you will enjoy your trains more. Let the "rivet counters" have 3RS & 2RS and the headaches involved with running "scale".
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Re: scale 3 rail

RailRide ·
The "rule" with RailKing is, the smaller the prototype, the closer the model is to scale. Thus an ore car will be scale, but a 33,000-gallon tank car will be comically undersized (and in the middle, the 'modern tank car' could pass for scale since real tank cars are all over the map size-wise). The 0-8-0 as a scale model will go around 031 curves, a scale Mikado will not, thus the latter engine will be smaller than it "should be". The only real source of confusion (hence why I enclosed...
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Re: scale 3 rail

midnightwrecking ·
As you accumulate more rolling stock you will find that you can make trains up of a size so that all is mostly matching. I am a 'toy train' guy so differences don't matter as much to me but bigger usually looks better with bigger.
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Re: scale 3 rail

Former Member ·
You just have to get rig of those big ugly claws Just because we have a 3rd rail, doesn't mean we have to have huge couplers and gaps in the pilots.
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Re: scale 3 rail

Pine Creek Railroad ·
THE OLD TRAIN MAN, Actually I purchase the Engines I like most, I have some Scale and some not. Got to admit I really like my new Legacy Scale 317 Northern Pacific GP9, sounds and runs Great, pulls a full Military Train load without the use of any traction tires, which I makes me a happy runner, cause I have never liked rubber tractions on my layouts. Not even sure if my Legacy Shay is Scale or not, and I do not really care, it fits right in with my Tin Plate Trains. I am not a rivet...
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Re: Scale flat cars

rattler21 ·
14 1/2" x 4 = 58 feet in length. 2 3/4" x 4 = 11 feet wide. How close do you want to be? Know any railroad whose flat cars are 11 feet wide? Most manufacturers use selective compression. John
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Re: Scale flat cars

Gandydancer ·
Thank you John, much help
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Re: Scale flat cars

prrjim ·
Most scale modelers try to avoid selective compression for their locos and rolling stock. They do tend to use it for the trackwork and scenery.
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Re: Scale flat cars

Moonman ·
Depends upon the manufacturer of the flat car, type and when it was made. Find one that looks close and then compare the specs. 56'10" long (car, no couplers) and 10'6" wide seem common for the Alaska RR. Most of theirs were built in the '50's. Detail attached. Still in use. The 14 1/2" is usually coupler end to coupler end, so I would say that is a scale size car for a '50's vintage car. Edit: LOL, they have them in ARR, but they are numbered incorrectly. I may get some anyway.
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Scale flat cars

Gandydancer ·
Is 14 1/2 " long and 2 9/16 to 2 3/4 " wide the correct length and width of a scale flat car? If so are Menard's flats considered scale? Thank you very much to any and all replies.
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Scale K Line

Billy Bassoon ·
G'morning, Which K Line tank car are considered full scale O and not "classic" O ?
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scale 3 rail

The old train man ·
I was on another forum & I asked questions about scale 3 rail trains & they told me their forum was for toy trains not scale trains. I hope I can get answers on this forum about o scale. I have been a model railroader for 50 years in ho and n scale. Due to my eyes getting worse I sold my n scale and started to buy o scale. So far I have 5 engines,4 MTH railking steamers, 1 of those a premier diesel & 1 lionel legacy diesel engine, It was hard to switch over to o scale because of...
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O scale Well Flat cars

Andy07 ·
Hello, i am looking for a few (USED) well container flat cars , enclosed is a sample of what I am looking for
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Re: O scale Well Flat cars

richtrow ·
I've got 4 used K-line well cars over on the For Sale forum. Several 40' and 48' containers too. You might want to check them out.
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Re: O scale Well Flat cars

bmartz1991 ·
I have some too
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Re: O scale Well Flat cars

Andy07 ·
I will take a look at them thanks
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Re: O scale Well Flat cars

Andy07 ·
Rich, I am new to the forum and I can't seem to find your post on the well cars Help
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Re: O scale Well Flat cars

richtrow ·
Sure. Here's the post. Scroll down past the other items and you'll see them. https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...-more-clearance-sale Let me know if you're interested.
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Re: Scale K Line

Bill Cantrell ·
I didn't know that any were. I am interested to hear the responses as I have a fair number of K-line cars.
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Re: Scale K Line

Ted Hikel ·
Billy The "traditional" sized K-Line tank cars are actually pretty close to scale models of tank cars built in the pre-WW II era. The aluminum tank car models built by K-Line are a generic take on a modern stub sill tank car. For more info on scale tank cars see the O Scale Tank Gar Guide: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...-car-guide-tank-cars
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Re: Scale K Line

SPSF ·
The K6333-9012 Aluminum tank car is scale.
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Re: Scale K Line

Ted Hikel ·
If the K6333-9012 is a scale model what is the prototype?
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Wanted: Full Scale GG1 Pensy Green

Ponz ·
Howdy: Please keep me off FleaBay. I'm retired with a small SS income, so don't hurt me. Ponz
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Re: My Scale Christmas

MaxSouthOz ·
Beautiful, Dave.
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Re: My Scale Christmas

Putnam Division ·
Gorgeous! Peter
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Re: My Scale Christmas

Alan Rogers ·
What a beautiful tree. Did you put that together?
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Re: My Scale Christmas

NS SCALE ·
Thanks everyone for the compliments. Alan, I believe the tree was purchased from wally world. I added the LED lights including one to light the star. A fun thing about holidays and special times of the year is that it is an oppotunity to add or remove detail on a layout for a change of scenes.
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Re: My Scale Christmas

AGHRMatt ·
Beautifully done.
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Re: My Scale Christmas

Allan Miller ·
Very nicely done, Dave!
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Re: My Scale Christmas

Roo ·
Looks great, very nice! Have a good one mate! Roo.
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Re: My Scale Christmas

NS SCALE ·
Thanks Roo..... Still having fun!
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G-SCALE ENGINES

traintech1 ·
HI , SELLING ARISTO FA ROADNAME MKT THEESE ARE THE SHOW SPECIALS 175.00 EACH OR 300.00 FOR THE PAIR . THEESE ARE PART OF MY COLLECTION THAT I AM SELLING . QUESTIONS ABOUT ANTHING CALL 4806251129 OR E-MAIL ME
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My Scale Christmas

NS SCALE ·
Tree is up, lights are glowing, decorations in place. My little majic town of Oscala is ready for Christmas.
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SCALE-RITE TRACK

JohnActon ·
Anyone ever seen or heard of SCALE-RITE TRACK ? Back in the early seventies I was in Washington DC and had to kill several hours so I looked up hobby shops in the area I was in. One had a stack of SCALE-RITE track on a discount table and I bought all I thought I could cram into my suitcase. It's packaging looked old at the time and I have asked people numerous times about it but I have yet to find anyone who knows or remembers it. It mixes with Gargraves well and looks just as good if not...
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SCALE SPEEDS IN HO, S, AND O SCALE

JohnActon ·
One rainy day with all the ballast tamped on the railroad I sat down and worked these scale speeds out in seconds per mile. The 110 foot to an O scale mile works out to almost exactly 6 laps on O-72 track. I use the chart I am including when I set my top speeds in TMCC. I usually multiple the time for one lap X 6 rather than sit and count laps.
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More O scale car stuff

TheTrainMain ·
Anyone know where I can get a 1/43 car repainted and redetailed?
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Re: Wanted: Full Scale GG1 Pensy Green

Keystoned Ed ·
I have a test run only Weaver brass 3 rail scale sized Brunswick green 5 stripe PRR GG1. I'm 2 rail O scaler and purchased the locomotive several years ago for display purposes. Contact me using my email address for what will be a very good price.
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Re: Wanted: Full Scale GG1 Pensy Green

DGJONES ·
I have a single stripe Brunswick green MTH scale size GG 1 in excellent condition cosmetically. This is a Proto two engine and it runs fine in both conventional and using DCS but the sounds went away and I just do not want to go through the bother to get it fixed. It comes with original box and inserts. I am asking $250 plus shipping for this beautiful engine. If you are interested let me know using the email listed in my profile and I will get the MTH item number for you. Thanks, Don
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Re: Wanted: Full Scale GG1 Pensy Green

GG1 4877 ·
Full scale? I'd love a 1:1 one myself! :-) Are you looking for 5 stripe or single stripe?
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Re: Wanted: Full Scale GG1 Pensy Green

Jan ·
If you want a conventional GG1 then consider Williams (Bachmann). Or a Weaver. All the MtH and Lionel have electronics, The Williams can handle tighter radius turns than the Weaver. Jan
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Re: York and MTH Scale Trax

Rocky Mountaineer ·
Not exactly sure that's the case here. Two things to consider... First, there's quite a list of MTH dealers who have the #4 and #6 Scaletrax turnouts on backorder. I've talked to nearly all of them who typically stock Scaletrax -- which by the way is admittedly NOT a huge number. More MTH dealers stock Realtrax rather than Scaletrax, because Realtrax (with its integrated roadbed) is more for the carpet railroad crowd. Two completely different markets. Secondly, Rich Battista relayed a...
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Re: scale railroad signals

Joe K ·
I am in the process of installing the Custom Signal / Atlas system and it operates as a prototypical system because all of the signals and switches can be linked. this means that if you have block detection on one of your outside rails, you can use the signals to see if the next block is occupied (red), one block ahead is clear (yellow) or two blocks ahead is clear (green). You would install signals at every switch that feeds a passing siding, and the signals will also tell you which way the...
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Re: Why no scale B6 switchers after the War?

David Johnston ·
Another possible why no 227 series locomotive was made after the war may have been the eunit. It may not have been possible to get a 259 type eunit in a 227 with out major changes to the die casting molds. The OO eunit is a superior device in my eyes, but was probably more expensive to make with its laminated pole piece. There are some 403 pieces used in post war switchers from a design that was never made. Was this to be an 0-6-0? Next to my 1946 726s, the 227 series are my best locos. My...
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Lionel PT tender w/ scale wheels

CentralFan1976 ·
I’ve often wanted to add a PT tender to one of my Hudson’s and when NL Trainworks had the tender shell on clearance, it was time. A parts order into Lionel for the frame, sideframes and front truck only sweetened the deal, as it all came to under $200, with shipping. This includes the 40” wheels from US Hobbies. (See other posts). So I cobbled it all together quickly to get a glimpse of what it’s going to look like, and without tightening the shell down to the frame (you’ll see the ~0.020”...
 
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