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The only level trackage is the yard and lower level.
The siding by the green building and the Pulp Wood Yard have to also be level. The green building siding is a storage track for cars to be switched on the switch back sidings. The Calhoun passing track is on a 4% grade.
Having built the plan...
Attempted the trackplan in my youth. Used the old cookie cutter method with a manual keyhole saw.
The only flat area is the yard area. The hidden track requires extra material.
The hidden track is on zero everything else has to be on risers.
The grades are really steep. Wouldn't work as On30...
Going through traffic on my website came across this thread.
The Neo-Lube on the backside of the wheels is to blacken them. Nothing looks worse than shiny wheel backs.
No other way to blacken the backs and have electrical continuity.
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Finally got the "narrow gauge" look on the MDC/Roundhouse cars and loco.
Easy narrow gauge
Dart Castings supplies a line of OO scale wagons and figures which are well done. OO scale stuff scales out well in 1/72.
Dart says delivery takes 21 days, yup.
Haven't done this in a while.
Found these vintage 1/72 cars and trucks.
Made me think about late era narrow gauge. If you extend the cab below the footboard with a 1/8x1/4 piece of styrene and add a new cab side like our mock up, easy late era...
That is Scale55 or 5.5mm/ft, developed in the UK in the early 60's.
Have had extensive postings about using it for three foot narrow gauge on HO track going back to Nov 2009.
Actually no scratchbuilding to have 1/72 narrow gauge. A complete 1/72 narrow gauge train with cars of the correct size can be developed from common HO models.
Can't do early narrow gauge without 1/72 and a real imagination. No other scale works without scratchbuilding.
From the article:
"Most visitors won't notice the difference of this scale. To them, the C&S is
simply an HO standard gauge layout with a narrow gauge feel." - Doug Tagsold
Modeling Colorado in 1/72 on HO track to most people will still look like HO.
Doug's work looks like HO unless you are...
There are certain eras and locales that work better with oddball scales, 1/72 works well for the 1870-80s.
If you want to do Colorado in the 1930's there are several expensive alternatives that are better.
Oddball things require going out of the box to work.
But you post in this thread.
It would be nice if you read the thread if you are posting.
My only interest in narrow gauge is before the mass extinction and not Colorado, if you follow my posts.
No one was building new narrow gauge equipment in the 1930s and 1940s in the US.
Just because the body hasn't hit the ground doesn't mean the body isn't dead.
Narrow gauge was dead by the time outside braced boxcars became fashionable.
The railroads left after 1900 were mainly extensions of bigger companies and couldn't be abandoned easily due to laws or had a single material extraction business model that made high cost "break gauge" unnecessary...
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