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 Posted: Thu Sep 9th, 2010 07:18 am
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UNCLE BOB
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Another layout interupted by a move.  Wish I could have finished this one.

Well, this is all a bit off the subject of TTn3.5 but I hope maybe it will inspire someone to give it a try.

(see pictures of "Thacher's Inlet" in 1/13.7 --- page 4)

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 Posted: Thu Sep 9th, 2010 03:26 pm
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Bob-you asked if anyone remembers Thatcher's Inlet? Probebly everyone over 45 years old and used to reading Middle Rollroader in the mid 70's. Frary & Hayden were/are great craftsmen, Frary is still into HOn30 I believe.

That was a cool layout you built, a shame that it was dismantled but that's life. I am still interested in Maine 2 footers like the Thatcher's story, but cactus, rocks, and Shay powered 2 footers (Gilpin, SCPA&M) took control of my interests early on. I wanted to build a 2 footer, HOn30 and On30 were OK but when I discovered that I could HAVE 2 foot in 1:35 scale using HO/On30 gauge...well, I ain't looked back.

                         Keep on keeping on....  Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Sep 9th, 2010 04:03 pm
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Thatcher's Inlet, how many of us bought that dreadful AHM N-scale 2-6-4 Suburban locomotive with the sideways pancake motor after seeing it in that article?

There was a truly dreadful locomotive.

Harold

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 Posted: Fri Sep 10th, 2010 01:18 am
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I think y'all are on to something with 1/35 and 55n3.  I have spent a lot of time in compromise scale/guages, unlike your spot-on creations.  Back in the 60's, I had On2 1/2 for 2ft. (that's what we called it back then).  Later came Sn3 1/2. (both using HO track)   Recently, 1/120 for 3ft. (on N scale track)   Even my 1/29 scale standard gauge layout (on G track) has a scale/gauge error of about 10%.

I did have some (accurate) Sn3 brass once but it never made it to a layout and , oh yes, once owned an accucraft K-27 in correct 1/120.3.   This 1/13,7 for 2ft on G was a right combination but it never got  past the mock-up stage before we moved. 

The new VERY LARGE SCALE 1/4.8 (10 times On3) is, I am happy to say, an accurate scale/gauge match on 7 1/2in track.  (see--Riding the Rio Grande)

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