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 Posted: Wed Mar 7th, 2018 07:59 pm
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1658

I use HO and On30 trucks and parts, and modify HO and On30 engines to 1/35 scale.  Many detail parts are actually O scale, but work just fine for 35n2.

I modified a HO scale four-wheel Plymouth, which really measures out closer to O scale, for 35n2.  Kept the hood, built an open-air cab, installed RC in a trailing water car.

Right now I have a Tyco 0-4-0 Shifter undergoing surgery.  I built a new tender shell to replace the original tender and it's large enough to fit RC stuff into.

Peco On30 track works good for 35n2.  I've used regular HO track in some areas and just bury everything under dirt and sand.  'Course you can handlay also.

At train shows I always look at used equipment that can be adapted for my uses, and that is also cheap.  Triang and Hornby cars are fun to work with...Si does a lot of modification with those.

I think that 35n2 is cheaper than other scales since just about everything is scratchbuilt.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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