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 Posted: Mon Jan 4th, 2010 06:48 pm
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Where will Scale55 get standard gauge equipment for interchange with 55n3?

On3 cars become standard gauge cars for the era with some rework. Bachmann On30 supplies 5 foot wheelbase trucks. These can be widened to accommodate 28" O scale wheels to make Scale 55 standard gauge trucks.



The Bachmann On30 Mogul can be reworked to become a small 0-6-0 switching loco with a new frame and HO 80" drivers.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 11th, 2010 03:04 pm
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400 people have downloaded our "ruler", a scale "scale" sounds funny. Thanks for showing interest in 55n3. I hope some of you join with us in modeling 55n3.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 06:53 am
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About a minute of live steam locomotive action in 55n3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODWNxJr9HHk

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Impressive. :cool:



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 Posted: Mon Jan 25th, 2010 07:33 pm
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I have pictures of the new 55n3 PcalRwy at:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/layout/first_train/index.html



Lots of work ahead

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Michael Yerina sent us pictures of his in-progress 55n3 layout:

http://www.55n3.org/yerina/



If anyone else is building in 55n3 please send us pictures.

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Harvey "Ramirez" Faulkner-Aston sent me a few pictures of his Scale55 work at:

http://www.55n3.org/faulkner-aston/

Scale55 allows true THREE foot narrow gauge on HO track, visit:

http://www.55n3.org/

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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 05:23 pm
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While looking at my Awstats page on my 55n3 website, I found this on a forum:

"The irony is that now he has the correct track gauge,
but everything else becomes far less accurate because you have to tweak 1/48 and 1/87 models to fit the new scale..

so instead of having very accurate models in 1/48 scale with the wrong gauge,
you now have much less accurate models in 1/55 scale with the correct gauge.."

No, 55n3, uses oversize and undersized components from other scales that measure correctly to Scale55. Just because an object is labeled "HO" doesn't mean it scales to HO. Example:



The Lifelike "HO" stock pen, it is too large for HO and S. It scales right in Scale55.

That is the advantage of 55n3 there are so many things available that are cheap and readily available. Just because it is label a "scale" doesn't mean that it measures out to that "scale".

Everything scales out to a real world object that I display at:

http://www.55n3.org/

It just takes more than opening a box as those in more imaginative endeavors have found. I congratulate all those other odd scale and gaugers.

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We review Bachmann's 55n3 Sidedoor Caboose at:

http://www.55n3.org/sidedoor/



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Some one asked me a while back about "Modern" power in 55n3 here is my findings on the D&RGW K-27 in Scale55:



The Bachmann On30 2-8-0 matches the K-27 plans in the June 1973 Model Railroader.

It has been done in Large Scale, I never realized that the Bachmann 2-8-0 was converted to a smaller scale K-27.



William D. Hemmeter/Dave Fletcher have done it in Large Scale. Their article can be found at:

http://archive.mylargescale.com/articles/articles/k27/k27-01.asp

The On30 Bachmann 2-8-0's are going for $90 so you could have a 55n3 K-27 for under $200 easy.

What is 55n3:

http://www.55n3.org/

We will have more on "Modern" narrow gauge in the future.

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