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by jcuknz
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Gauge 1 Model Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3115

Re: Gauge 1 Model Engine Photo Information

If there are restrictions on a site a way to overcome them may beto not only reduce the size of the image to suit the site, computer monitor of around 600 to 700 pixels across* but also to compress the size of the file down to around 50Kb*. To do this you need an editing programme and there are two ...
by jcuknz
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What scale is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: What scale is it?

Thanks B305 .. Confussing isn't it :D
I am bidding for some 0n30 gear on our local TradeMe and checking it will match the kits, almost, I have from Smallbrook. 43.5 to 48 shouldn't be too noticeable. I had vague memory of On3 and 19mm track... We NGers are an oddball lot :D
by jcuknz
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: T Gauge - HST and More!
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: T Gauge - HST and More!

What is T scale for an uninitiated down underite :D
by jcuknz
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What scale is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

What scale is it?

Interested in knowing scale of American stuff On3, and On30 in comparision to On16.5. On30 I gather runs on 16.5mm track so I guess is the same as On16.5 and is 1/48? But what is On3? Correct me where I'm wrong :D Thanks.

Does On3 run on 20mm track or is it 19mm ..... an after thought.
by jcuknz
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G Scale in 4 foot.
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: G Scale in 4 foot.

Walthers ...
http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?man ... k&split=30

614-11140 20" circle /US$92 614-11146 31" circle US$104
Plus postage and duty to enter UK ?
by jcuknz
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G Scale in 4 foot.
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: G Scale in 4 foot.

The best known American retailer is Walthers though I would expect a google search would find other suppliers for you.
by jcuknz
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Budget O chassis?
Replies: 22
Views: 12497

Re: Budget O chassis?

I picked up an idea recently from Smallbrook Studios, who make On16.5 kits and this was that the Chinese made locos run slower than the earlier english made ones ... can motors rather than the traditional Hornby Triang open motors ... slow running marks the difference between toys and models. I woul...
by jcuknz
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: bridge kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 5497

Re: bridge kit?

I have made several G scale bridges. But I have the advanatage of having a saw bench and am able to mill up the 'timbers' for a bridge. My first saw bench was a box upsidedown with my 1/4" Black and Decker skill saw in it and the blade coming through the bottom, with a length of wood clamped to...
by jcuknz
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G Scale in 4 foot.
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: G Scale in 4 foot.

On the other hand your vehicle might not be able to carry a 4'6x8' lyout, mine couldn't. so we get to ideas like cutting the board in two pieces and having a river down the middle but 'hidden' in such a way that the layout is in two pieces for transport. My last 'G' layout which was for a local busi...
by jcuknz
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G Scale in 4 foot.
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: G Scale in 4 foot.

To get a loco around a tighter curve you need to reduce the wheel base and open out, within the tolerance of the wheel flanges the gauge. It is possible to buy rail* and then lay your own track using a slightly wider track gauge, perhaps 46mm instead of 45. In OO9 I have found different 0-6-0 locos ...
by jcuknz
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: What to do when you move house?
Replies: 3
Views: 2800

Re: What to do when you move house?

I would suggest that it makes sense to treat the new layout as a giant 'set track' layout but with perhaps six foot modules rather than 750mm or whatever set-track comes as. Maybe even longer, say ten foot [3metres] five ply by maybe two foot. Reinforced with 100x50 timber under the track, or one tr...
by jcuknz
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Super Size How-to Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Super Size How-to Project

Perhaps of interest a cut-away model of a 'pacific' loco with walschetts gear ... there is an electric motor in the box underneath the model to opeerate it during exhibitions. I've been in the club for 35 years and it was an 'old' model when I joined. Then a couple of other early railway types that ...
by jcuknz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Rollercoaster
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Re: Rollercoaster

Wonderful and congratulations from somebody who also had the idea but didn't get to first base :-(
by jcuknz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Budget O chassis?
Replies: 22
Views: 12497

Re: Budget O chassis?

The reason I like modeling narrow gauge is that there have been so many little NG railways with oddball solutions to their budget restrctions than anything I'm going to come up with with my lack of skill is likely to have been done somewhere sometime on a prototype NG railway :-) So do go for someth...
by jcuknz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Budget O chassis?
Replies: 22
Views: 12497

Re: Budget O chassis?

Awhile back when I was actively into G Gauge I found plastic models from Asia using 45mm gauge. From time to time there were also smaller locos and trains that might have been Gauge O .. You need to visit toyshops and places with discarded toys [ Salvation Army and othe Thrift stores] I also found a...

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