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 Posted: Sun Aug 15th, 2010 11:20 pm
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Found a locomotive that matches the On30 2-8-0 in 55n3:



Most of the On30 Bachmann locomotives will work in 55n3 if you are modeling post 1900 narrow gauge. The ten-wheeler is too large. The Mogul with a few Bowser parts will make a great 55n3 2-8-0. All that needs is the domes lowered.



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Here is another conversion applicable to 55n3:

http://tumbledowncreek.com/www/K-27_.html



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 Posted: Tue Aug 17th, 2010 04:26 pm
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You need vehicles to flesh out the model world. I found these vintage vehicles suitable for Scale55 and 55n3.



The 1920 Mack truck is a Matchbox, Models of Yesterday. The other cars and trucks are Lledo, Days Gone By. The steam tractor is unknown and the IHC tractor is an Ertl 1/60. These are vehicles from my S scale days that were really too big for S.

What is 55n3:

http://www.55n3.org/

Thank you if you visit

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 07:25 pm
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Please do NOT post photos of K27s as they always make me want to quit modelling the Lynton & Barnstaple and go back to D&RGW!

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There are a number of us who have seen enough K27's, but find the L&B a refreshing  whiff of soft coal smoke. Just close your eyes.


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Herb,

It's just that whenever I see a K27 I cannot stop drooling. Are there any cures?

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pilotfriend wrote: Herb,

It's just that whenever I see a K27 I cannot stop drooling. Are there any cures?


Nope, all you can do is get a napkin to soak it up before it runs down your chin!

I have had this affliction for years in regards to all the colorado style K class and C class locos.



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pilotfriend wrote: Herb,

It's just that whenever I see a K27 I cannot stop drooling. Are there any cures?

Just build one, Micromark has the 2-8-0's for $90. Banta has this D&RGW style cab:


The roof will have to be rounded but it will work in a pinch.

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Sounds like a Pelican bib then!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2010 04:53 pm
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We review Bachmann's 55n3 Outside Frame 2-8-0 at:

http://www.55n3.org/of_280/



What is 55n3:

http://www.55n3.org/

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