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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 04:50 am
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I am thinking about building a small On18 layout. I have a plan of sorts that is 24" by 48". I will post the track plan as I work out a couple details.

Along with the layout I have built a mock up of an On18 McKeen Motor Car. I will also make at least one Passenger Car maybe two.

I used the dimensions from a Locomotive that Russ Haigh posted to a file on the On18 yahoo group.

The current size of the McKeen Motor Car in 1/48" scale and proportioned for On18 are:

- Length - 18'
- Width - 5.5"
- Height, ground to top of top - 9.5" to 10" - I don't have a power truck so this number can change.
- Overhang - 18"

The pictures show my first draft at the dimensions to see how it looks. Their will be a few interesting details added as I go forward with a final design. The door and window arrangement you see will change in the finial design.

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Bill you never cease to amaze me ggg that is so cool

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 10:45 am
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Bill,

you know I was in doubt, but this little thing is cute as a button :s:  Do you have checked the KATO N gauge chassis?

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Be careful here Bill...your flirting with genius!

That mock up is charming.



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Thanks for the comments.

I have made a Passenger Tram of sorts to give the McKeen Motor Car something to pull and add a way to carry a few more passengers. I remembered a passenger carriage on the FCALV Models web site. They have or had something they called a "Long Open Coach #1. The Coach design is just what I needed and lets passengers step onto the car where they are going to sit and saves a lot of space. The steps will also help hide the small wheels on the truck.

I would have bought a couple of these Long Coach kits and bashed them into something like you see if they were being sold.

I made my Mock-up out of Card Stock and some plastic tubing. I will make a top like the top on most McKeen Motor Cars. The for real car will be mostly wood and plastic.

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Dave D wrote: Be careful here Bill...your flirting with genius!

That mock up is charming.


Dave I think he is more then Flirting there those are more then Charming

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Bill-that's a neat little McKeen and trailer. A cool idea for motive power on a small layout. Sounds like you are intoxicated by micro/mini layouts, I am waiting to see what you come up with. Are you going to run with r/c or an old traditional power? Looks like you would have some room to install stuff in the motor part. Keep it up.

           Woodie



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Hi Woodie,

I think being able to get something built sort of quick has a lot of appeal to me. And, On18 being a bit on the whimsy side helps in the "having fun" part.

I have a track plan of sorts (24" by 48") and have it blown up to full size. It needs about eight 3-foot pieces of what Peco calls (HOe or HOn 2-1/2 Narrow Gauge Flex Track) and about 9 (Peco Setrack 9"r) Turnouts. I think this track is made for HOn30 and is made with wider tie spacing like ON30 track is made. I will clean up the track plan and post it for comments.

I have checked and I should have enough space in the McKeen Motor Car for an All-Trol receiver and maybe even one of my large 11.1 volt batteries. RC is almost a 100% yes. I have an "N" scale power unit and will know for sure when I get a frame plate mount the McKeen body on it.

I found (bought at a local train shop) this used diesel unit that ran really good and will try and use it for the On18 McKeen. When I get some track down I will see if it will go around the small radius curves I want.
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I have a track plan of sorts (2' by 4') and called around town to see if anyone has any HOe - HOn 2-1/2 track. One of my local train stores had something I might be able to use so I took a drive over this afternoon to check it out. (Note: The buildings shown on this track plan will change)



They had, up on a top shelf, some Peco HOe track, 3 pieces at 29" each along with a box of straight and curve sections (12 pieces in each box) Roco HOe track. Walthers has Peco HOe track and turnouts coming. I was given a "are we glad to get rid of that stuff discount" and bought it.

I also bought the new March/April NGSL-G. More about that issue later.

I enlarged the my layout track plan to full size. I need 9 turnouts, 3 right and 6 left. I think I can get just the opposite in turnouts so I might end up inverting the track plan.

Now back to the Mar/Apr NGSL-G. To get an idea of the main industry I am going for on my layout you need to look on page 26 of that issue of NGSL-G. If you don't have the magazine I will show everyone else as soon as I can get some card stock cribs, I mean buildings made. The city mothers forced this industry out of town and it was relocated just over the city boundaries in a played out Quarry or something like that (details to be worked out).

This industry will provides my small fleet of McKeen Motor Cars and Passenger Trams a thriving business moving the "John's " around. This industry also requires supplies or all sorts on a daily schedule so the RR will have a reason to move freight in and out each day. I picked this track plan as it has several sidings that will allow trains to pass each other.

Comments are welcomed as nothing is nailed down, yet.

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