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|Good evening all, Besides Woodie modeling in 3/8n20 is anyone modeling in 3/8n40? After 40 years of being an On30 modeler I decided it was time to try 3/8n40. This is using O standard gauge and building in 3/8's. In my On30 operating group there are two other guys that have started building 3/8's models and layouts. So far we have asked and Ed Fillion at Deerfield River Laser has agreed to produce a number of laser cut scale 20' frames for us and a number of box car frames. The problem is we don't know what we don't know in regards to detail parts and where to find them. I have been using Hobby Linc for 1/35 people, Grandt Line O scale windows, Ed is going to laser cut us windows, various 1/48 and some 1/2 loco and freight car parts. I am also using Athearn arch bar freight trucks and KD 805 couplers. My railroad is in an 11' x 25' out building, it is U shaped with a center peninsula. The track is code 100 hand laid with stub turnouts and Caboose Industries ground throws and hand cut ties. I have three kit bashed locos, the first is a small box cab with pantograph, the mechanism is a K-Line 4 wheel diesel, the second loco is a center cab diesel with a custom built chain drive and brass frame. I used the Atlas O scale 3 axel for parts and scratch built the cab. The third loco that I am working on is the K-Line 0-4-0 saddle tank Porter, which is being converted to a small diesel/gas mechanical with side rods, that will be used to switch the pier. All of the locos are radio controlled battery powered using the Del Tang system. I will convert the two diesels to the MRC sound genie at a later date. So if any of you have or are modeling in 3/8's and can help me track down other modelers or where to source out parts I would be most appreciative. BTW, the On30 railroad is alive and well and sometime next year I will have an article published in Narrow Gauge Downunder. So thanks again for any help.