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"HONGZ" stands for HO scale, N scale, G scale, and Z scale.

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A couple years ago after getting back into model railroading, I stumbled upon a Bowser "Wellsville Addison & Galeton" boxcar in English's Model Railroad Supply. (Sadly the store closed last fall.) Although I never visited the WAG, we grew up camping in in the 60's and 70's in North Central Pennsylvania south of its territory. Since finding that boxcar I've kept my eye open for the HO scale WAG F7 that Bowser made. Finally saw one on the big auction site and it was listed as "new in box." Well, it literally was that. The couplers and detail parts are still in their sealed bag. It's DCC ready, which is ok because I only have a very small DC layout. I just have to get decals and make a caboose to put together with this engine and the two WAG cars I have.




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@mowingman posted:

Love those engines. Even though I model now in "O" scale, I have 4 of those WAG engines. Two are DC and two are DCC. Have about a dozen WAG boxcars, and a couple of WAG gondolas. I don't think anyone has done an accurate WAG caboose yet.

Also have 5 or 6 WAG boxcars in 2 rail "O" scale and one in 3 rail.


You have quite a roster! You must have a real affinity for that road.


Back when 'Z' gauge was brand new, MR Magazine had a description of a fellow who put a Z gauge bit of track and trains, running along a mountain on his layout in the background...he had a big layout on the scale of John Allen's.  The idea was forced perspective, making it look like you were seeing an HO scale train at a great distance.  I don't think the idea took off, but it was an interesting concept.  Guess my point that I left out, was that HO running in the background on an O layout may achieve the same effect, but maybe 'N' would work better.

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