Light Rail trains in N scale

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by darkcurves, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

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    I noticed there is no light rail trains in N scale. Planning my N scale layout and wanted to add a light rail system in my city but just cant find anything suitable. I am talking about modern LRV, LRT, MRT, Trolley and monorail. Afaik, the only ones available are the European Desiro train sets which are abit too long for tight curves. Anyone else know of any?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I would think there should be something out there. The model light rail track so I don't know why they wouldn't model the engines rolling on it. [​IMG]
  3. jetrock

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    Try Japanese manufacturers. You'll find pretty much Japanese or Euro prototypes, but there really aren't any companies that model modern US-prototype LRVs or streetcars (most of which are European anyhow.)
  4. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Amen. I'd model the South Shore in a blink of an eye if the Nippon Sharyo cars were available in N scale. I'd have tapped the Overland Joes if appropriate passenger cars were available for that era. They were canceled by OMI, however, so I guess that's a moot point now.
  5. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

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    Too bad, i was particularly interested in the Oregon's LRV. I guess i have to stick with Japanese prototypes.
  6. DavidB-AU

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    You might try the NCat group. They promote (mainly US outline) N scale electric traction with live catanery.

    Cheers
    David
  7. fsteen

    fsteen New Member

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    You take a look at Modemo 300 cars. They look like U.S. LRVs. They run beautifully as well. Look at the store: Plaza Japan on ebay.

    fsteen
  8. darkcurves

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    Thanks, lucky i have Plaza Japan in my favs.
  9. screwysquirrel

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    Didn't Kato do a New York Subway set?
  10. myltlpny

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    ER models made an articulated Talgo set in Amtrak livery in both N-gauge and HO. I have the HO set (two actually) and they are very nicely done. While the original head end cars were powered, they were converted here to run behind diesel locomotives like the F40ph or F59phi. Walthers had them on sale not too long ago. Not sure if that helps or not.
  11. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

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    Aspen Models offers some European light rail vehicles:

    Aspenmodel (c)2005-2006

    A little pricey by my standards, but they are available.