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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 01:10 am
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Hi Mike,

I am pondering over whether to move from HOn30 to O14 or 35n2.

At present I am wrestling with the idea of using Sn3 track for O14 modelling.

I would be interested in any tests you might do.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 01:48 am
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Rod,

I set my O14 modeling asside for the time being. Why? Well, those models are going to be fairly envolved locomotive kits to build. So, right now I'm cutting my teeth on 1:35n2 and honestly, I think I've made the right choice. I use Sn3 track for O14 when I get to that point.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 02:13 am
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Mike,
What is your 35n2 project?



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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 02:30 am
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Well, Rod... I'm not a prolific modeler like many here. I'm a bit of a beginner and I'm not a super fast modeler either. Ive started by converting three On30 locomotives.

This was my first. http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4588&forum_id=6&highlight=Brookville

This is my second. http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5011&forum_id=6

This is my third. http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5086&forum_id=6

After that, I'm planning on building some rolling stock from scratch and a building or two.... Then ill start the layout. I'm not starting the layout just yet because we are contemplating a move to a different home and I don't want to just nicely get it done and then move. Fortunately, I'm enjoying what I'm doing now so I'm happy enough with the current situation. I may however build a diorama sometime soon just to get the feel for building scenery.

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Hi Mike,

The brookvillle project looks a beauty.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 02:34 pm
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Thanks, Rod. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.



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OK Mike. I have watched this same discussion on another site and all I have to offer now is this bit of photographic evidence:




Here is an HO (On30) NMRA standards gauge on a 1:35 ruler. O14 VS 35n2...Now can you see why I model 35n2...?

Woodie, Pam, & Jake



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The only reason I've picked up O14 stuff is because so much WWI trench railway stuff is offered in that scale and I've become a huge fan of the 60cm trench railways. I don't think anything in On30/HO modifies well into my two favorite locos of that era. Those being the Baldwin 50HP gas mechanical and the the Baldwin 4-6-0T. I did however find a 1:32 scale kit of the Pechot-Bourdon 0-4-4-0 that Baldwin made for the war effort. So trench modeling in 1:35 scale isn't completely out of the question. In fact, if I could find a way to build those Baldwins in 1:32 or 1:35 scale, I'd sell the O14 stuff in a heartbeat.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 10:05 pm
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W C Greene wrote:
Here is an HO (On30) NMRA standards gauge on a 1:35 ruler. O14 VS 35n2...Now can you see why I model 35n2...?
Woodie, Pam, & Jake

Indeed I do!



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