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Old 09-01-2017, 07:43 PM   #21
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A Parkside Dundas gauge O open wagon kit is priced at 35, which includes wheels, couplings and transfers. That to my mind is good value when you consider what you get for that. Although not an essential part of the kit, but which appeals to me is the box that the kit comes in is big enough to keep the wagon in when you finish building it, thus keeping it in good condition. They use Slater's wheels which are 9-50 a pair of axles.
Was thinking of ways to make my own wheels as 9.50 a pair is not to my budget. Ok, I appreciate they are good wheels. I do agree they are impressive things. 35 is not too bad... I guess it would not be easy to scratch build wagons for less then a fiver each.
Track.. This isn't cheap but does look as if it should last a while. I believe it is code 124? Would one be able to use code 100 and make ones own track... Just typing out loud...
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On the bench today O gauge tanker building. Attachment 13507 thats only half the bits needed.

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On the bench today O gauge tanker building. Attachment 13507 thats only half the bits needed.
That would be a ideal time to put some paint on it, saves a session masking up Brian.....
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Like this one i did yesterday Ray Attachment 13509

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Smashing job, Brian
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Getting there slowly, Attachment 13514

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There very smart looking.......
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Back to the original question about how much a loco can pull on gauge O.

I visited the layout of a fellow member of the York Gauge O Group. He has a layout in his attic based on BR Eastern Region, practice, DCC with sound, and includes both steam and diesel outline. The layout is over 40 feet long and he runs 16 coach trains AND there is a gradient between an upper and lower level too.

So if you have the space you can run some formidable trains.
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