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Old 17-11-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default 0n30 Layout.

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I think this layout is really interestingly good.
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Old 18-11-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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Thanks MG what a great layout.
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I thought that. Educational at the same time.
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I would love to have his work space.
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Hah. Yes. He has spent so many hours building that!

I also found this....

https://youtu.be/JZkBkTNeGbE

A cab ride of a different layout. Has some lovely scenery.
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What lovely modelling. What more can you say.
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lovely modelling of very rugged terrain. Thanks very much, I enjoyed that .
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Thanks MG. Very interesting indeed. I have some HO gauge track unused here, from previous times. And I now like the larger O scale trains, so it would be great to match them up.

I guess there is no easy (inexpensive) way to do it? Those Bachmann On30 items are pricey. $200-600 for a loco.

Ho hum.
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Thanks MG. Very interesting indeed. I have some HO gauge track unused here, from previous times. And I now like the larger O scale trains, so it would be great to match them up.

I guess there is no easy (inexpensive) way to do it? Those Bachmann On30 items are pricey. $200-600 for a loco.

Ho hum.
There are much cheaper ways depending on what you are after. If you dont mind kit building and more of a British outline of narrow gauge, try looking at the 0e (0-16.5) model body kits from Smallbrook Studio. [0-16.5 is British, 0n30 is USA, and 0e is the EU form of 7mm scale narrow gauge]. They are made for the cheap chassis (Usually Hornby 0-4-0) and most are quits simple to make. You do need small files, a minidrill and some drill bits, paint and superglue to complete them.
The cheap Hornby 0-4-0's also make lovely scratchbuilding donor locos.

See earlier posts in the Mountain Goats Wagon Works thread in the workbench bit of this forum.

If you are specifically after American ready to run they dont come cheap, I admit, but you only need about two locos as rarely did narrow gauge lines, even in the USA have large fleets of locos except in the rarer long distance railroad lines.

PIC shows one of my Smallbrook Studio locos. I brush paint them in glossy paint to give them my own type of style, but most spray them in matt paints and very good they look too.
A few Smallbrook kits have an American style. Two nice diesels and two old style steam locos. They are based on smaller locos then most Bachmann products are.

{Note. My loco in the picture has my own homemade buffer/couplings, homemade nameplates and added coal bunkers. The standard kit does not have these and most people use either use tension lock or Kadee couplings etc}
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Thank you MG. I'm not particularly after an American look. I will examine those suggestions of yours.

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