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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 10:43 pm
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hminky wrote:
Edit: It is easier to make small narrow gauge prototypes in 55n3:



See, I would think older blue-box and roundhouse would be perfectly suited for what you suggest.  Some TOC roundhouse cars could easily be converted into narrow gauge for a smaller scale, instead of buying a much pricier B-mann  car and slicing that up.



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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 10:49 pm
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HO cars don't work in 55n3. Besides other than the Tichy ore car most are too small.

It is better to spend the $27 bucks on a PBL SN3 car and put Tichy trucks under them. A much higher quality, Blue box and Roundhouse are really crap. Besides none fit narrow gauge prototypes.

HO loco mechanisms are the only thing that works.

Harold

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 11:35 pm
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Well then, I guess the 35n2 double truck diesel that I am planning to build is an abomonation? Thanks for the heads up. When I get it built, I will be damn sure to post several photos of it RIGHT HERE. Thanks for the opinionated "opinion".

         Woodie C Greene



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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 11:57 pm
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W C Greene wrote: Well then, I guess the 35n2 double truck diesel that I am planning to build is an abomonation? Thanks for the heads up. When I get it built, I will be damn sure to post several photos of it RIGHT HERE. Thanks for the opinionated "opinion".

         Woodie C Greene

See I just try to take it as a compliment. The very reason I love narrow gauge diesels is BECAUSE they are so unique, ungainly, and rarely modeled, especially the narrow gauge road diesels.

Now where did I put those plans for the two-foot-gauge DD-40X? L: 

Lol, that reminds me. Back when I was in a club with my Dad, one of my favorite things to do at train shows was run a freight train led by nothing but "B" units! :bg:



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 Posted: Sat May 28th, 2011 07:10 am
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Cool photo Sledhead, I can almost hear that Alco chug...



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Harold,
It's great to have you back on-line. Can't tell how many forums and members have asked about your website.
Thanks for all the info you provide.



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 Posted: Sun May 29th, 2011 10:45 am
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I'll second that, Dave , and thanks again for the info you supplied whilst the site has been off-line. I'm thinking that now might be the time to save the tutorials for future reference, they're that good.

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 Posted: Sun May 29th, 2011 02:11 pm
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I saved them as PDFs to my hard drive in a separate folder and whenever someone wanted a copy it was a simple matter to send it or post it to the Adobe link.
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I've done the same, just to be on the safe side.
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