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First Trains On The 'Pacific Coast Air Line Railway' - 1:55n3
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 Posted: Fri Dec 4th, 2009 05:07 pm
   
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We are posting our 1:55n3 Locomotive resource page at:


http://www.55n3.org/locomotives/resources/


Thank you if you visit


Harold


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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2010 01:28 am
   
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I have a building resource page of convertible HO buildings to Scale 1:55 at:


http://www.55n3.org/structures/resources/


Thank you if you visit

Harold


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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2010 03:15 pm
   
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Forgot this one, the Heljan HO Brewery Buildings:


A wall from the brewery bottling building,

the bricks are the correct size for Scale 1:55 all they need are larger doors.


Harold


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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 12:22 pm
   
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Found this link on another forum, Sn3-1/2 but really useful stuff:

http://www.onlinemodels.co.nz/images/ny.pdf

They have these neat old style tender trucks:


Harold


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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 02:12 pm
   
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Good to see someone else get into 5.5mm

When I first joined Freerails I was the only one.

Had it not been for my growing interest in SEn2 (outdoor modeling) I'd have stuck with it.


http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1266&forum_id=17&jump_to=13960#p13960




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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 02:18 pm
   
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It is the only time in my long venture,
into modeling THREE foot narrow gauge in the nineteenth century,
that I have found a scale that has no holes:

1. An affordable RTR 4-4-0
2. Available affordable almost RTR cars.
3. Plastic people making them convertible and metal ones to fill in other areas.
4. Wagons and animals
5. Affordable buildings and detail parts
6. Most important readily available CHEAP track that looks like narrow gauge track and is CORRECT three foot gauge.
7. Fits in an HO space
8. Mechanisms, drivers and detail parts to make locomotives

Only 1:55n3 offers all of the above.

As the man once said, "It is great when a plan comes together"

Harold


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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm
   
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Glad you've found what works for you Harold.  :2t:


1:55n3 appealed to my interest in yardstick railroading,

for an indoor layout, prior to my conversion to the outdoor stuff.




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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 02:45 pm
   
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DW wrote:
Good to see someone else get into 5.5mm.

When I first joined Freerails I was the only one.

Had it not been for my growing interest in SEn2 (outdoor modeling) I'd have stuck with it.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1266&forum_id=17&jump_to=13960#p13960


I remember that.

But at that time, Bachmann hadn't produced their 1:55n3  4-4-0

That gave me a RTR 4-4-0


I just couldn't see the correlation at that time.


1:55 sounded interesting. 

28mm wargaming figures were the missing link.

They filled the final holes.


Harold


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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 06:25 pm
   
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Harold-looks like an interesting scale. You mentioned that "only 1:55n3 offers all the above" things like figures, structures, locos that convert, track, etc... 1:35n2 offers all those items also and maybe a little less cost. 1:32 Autos & trucks (Model T, Whites, etc.) may be had for 10 bucks. Any available HO or On30 locos can be "scaled" for use and detail parts are available. Many On30 plastic freight cars are OK as are HO & On30 trucks. Buildings are available from military model companies as well as many, many detail parts. Scratchbuilders supplies are available also. If one doesn't want to handlay track, Peco On30 track becomes 1:35n2 and in the larger scale, the big hunky ties look correct. And the biggest plus (for me) is that in this larger scale, onboard batteries and radio control are adaptable-getting rid of all track wiring and it's problems. I just wanted to point this out.

                  Woodie




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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 06:49 pm
   
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Yes, 1:35n2 offers all that for two foot.

But I model three foot and want an HO size space.


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