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 Posted: 5 Sep 2017 19:54
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Does anybody on the forum model in this scale ??
I have just bought a SH 'Smoky Joe' and one of these Kits!
http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk/products-new/4569521214/7mm-ng-'thor'-saddle-tank/3771351
Telford has a lot to answer for!!
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Got him :mutley2:

Well, I don't think you'll be surprised by this, SMR Chris has some On30 - he has a lot to answer for :mutley2:

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Ron,among the various narrow gauge scales I model in is On30/O-16.5. I mainly model On30 which uses the US O scale 1/48 or 1/4 inch to the foot which is slightly smaller but not entirely incompatible with the UK 1/43 or 7mm to the foot.
My small On30 industrial layout "Hoyt Clagwell Tractor Factory" can be found here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/66383491@N06/sets/72157671844140904/It uses small industrial locomotives running mostly on Black Beetle drives. Rolling stock is mainly Chivers Slimrails 14ft injection moulded freight car kits.regardsGeoffrey Potter



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Hi Ron
Welcome to Oscale even if it's a little slice off the side of it, it's still "O".
As referred to by Paul, I do model in On30 using the Bachmann range for a lot of items they are scaled close to 1/48 in most cases with a bit of fudging here and there
We have a Tourist railway down near Melbourne the Puffing Billy as its known and there are also models available of it.
In 1/48 so modelling Australian theme is also possible.

A lot of smokey joe mods are around a lot of the models on Shapeways are designed to go over the Smokey Joe Mech.
A lot of these are scaled Closer to 7mm 1/43.5 than the 1/48

My Lizard Ridge layout is On30 1/48
http://platform1mrc.com/view_topic.php?id=593&forum_id=5

I also have a few Mountain Model Imports models gauged at On30 instead of On3 of the RioGrande's big Narrow Gauge locos
They look impressive big engines on the narrow Gauge.



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paul_l wrote: Got him :mutley2:

At least Ron doesn't have to purchase any O gauge track... :mutley2:

Ron, between you and me, let's just call it n30, you can drop the O (that's only for OVERSIZED) :avatar::mutley2:

Cheers, Gary.



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"O" dear, the force has been at work again. Well done Ron, looking forward to seeing what you are going to build. :thumbs:



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Thank you Geoff and Chris, this will be my first loco build and luckily there are plenty of video's on You Tube to help me.
I may build a small plank layout over the Winter but no plans yet.
Do you both use DC for power or has DCC caught up yet??
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Hi Ron,

In addition to my OO and HO layouts, I also have a small On30 layout - the scenic section measures 1' x 2' with 8" x 2' fiddle yard. I haven't done anything with it for a while but I think it is time to do some work on it again.

http://platform1mrc.com/view_topic.php?id=275&forum_id=5


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Should you decide to go ahead and build a narrow gauge layout Ron, I have some hand built O16.5 turnouts and some Peco O16.5 crazy track, plus a couple or three wagons and a coach, also a Peco loco running on an old Hornby 060 chassis.

Cheer's, Pete.



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I'll remember that Pete, many thanks ..:thumbs:



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Ron,I generally build micro-or-very-small layouts that don't require DCC, so I am still firmly in DC,cheersGeoff



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Kit and the SH 'Smoky Joe' have arrived. Looks interesting as a first build, spending a bit of time on You Tube first!!



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Those "Smokey Joe" chassis are a bit like Scalextric cars, stationary or flat out, however I have read somewhere that fitting DCC brings some fine control to them. Lais chips are only a tenner and both Keith and I have used them.

Cheer's, Pete. 



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Agreed but I will do the build in DC and make a decision about DCC after..:thumbs:



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jakesdad13 wrote: Those "Smokey Joe" chassis are a bit like Scalextric cars, stationary or flat out, however I have read somewhere that fitting DCC brings some fine control to them. Lais chips are only a tenner and both Keith and I have used them.

Cheer's, Pete.

I bought two brand new ones and one always ran better than the other, both on DC and when I chipped them with identical decoders.

Think it's a bit 'luck of the draw' and hope you don't get a 'Friday' one.


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