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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 06:23 pm
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I see, 3 foot gauge on HO track. Is the tie size and spacing on commercially available HO track right for 55n3?



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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 06:51 pm
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Harold-if you want to cause trouble, just mention radio control...it will get you banned from some websites.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 07:11 pm
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Not by this guy. I personally can't understand why the industry isn't totally embracing the idea. I guess most model railroaders must be electricians by trade.



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Back to Harold's thread, 55n3 is a viable scale to model however there is very little (to my knowledge) available unless one overlooks the difference between 1:48 and 1:55, possibly some S (1:64) items might work. As for the track, I suppose that HO track could work in 1:55 but then I am not the authority on this scale. Harold is the "go to" man for all 55n3 questions.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 07:43 pm
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Well, I just read most of Harold's web site and I've decided it's not for me at this time. I want to concentrate on building the narrow gauge look and not the finer points of scale modeling. "The narrow gauge on a budget series" here is the type of modeling I'm going after right now....cheap, simple and rustic looking.

That said, I can appreciate what he and his fellow 55n3 modelers are doing. I'll certainly keep that aspect of the hobby on the radar.

Mike

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W C Greene wrote: Back to Harold's thread, 55n3 is a viable scale to model however there is very little (to my knowledge) available unless one overlooks the difference between 1:48 and 1:55, possibly some S (1:64) items might work. As for the track, I suppose that HO track could work in 1:55 but then I am not the authority on this scale. Harold is the "go to" man for all 55n3 questions.

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There is tons of stuff available to the open mind:bang:

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Harold-are you suggesting that I don't have an open mind? How much more open minded can I be with r/c and 1:35n2 ?

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