Need Recommendations For Starting An O Gauge Setup

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Mexico, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Right now all 027 profile track should be a good price. They are all pushing the newer tack so the price has droped on the tin plate stuff.

    BTW - the straight sections are the same of 027 dia or 054.

    I do have some 054 curves around here and will try to do the same test for you some time this weekend. I just have to find it, seeing that it never made it on the layout.
  2. Mexico

    Mexico Member

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    What I have seen so far K-Line was half what the others were but their sold out now.
    I'll be looking for your test.

    Thanks
  3. Roger B.

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    Mexico, have you looked into Gargraves Flextrack, with a template as a bending jig bends go fairly fast. I don't know how their sectional track compares cost wise. If you buy the flex by the box it drops the cost a bit. Also you can customize the radius as needed.
  4. Mexico

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    Roger, I was looking at the Flextrack but the cost would be close to two times as much. Yes and I saw that they sold it in a box of 50 for the best price. If I was going to have a table layout that would be the best for looks. I was looking at some of the dealers again today and I found what I think I'll get, the price was right. I'm going to get the O-27 track it's cheaper then the 0 track.
  5. Wimpy

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    I would use 8" clearance from the center of the track to a wall corner and 4" to 6" on straight track to be on the safe side. Your outside corners shouldn't be a problem because you wont be able to get the track that close to the corner with a 54" Dia unless you want the track sticking out into the room after the curve. That is only my guess. I have never hung a train from the ceiling. Some company does make train beds and shelf hangers for what you are trying to do. I don't have the web page for you. I have seen them for G scale in a couple of businesses. Just my 2 cents.

    http://pages.areaguides.com/ubuild/ModelTrainIdeas.htm

    Take a look here.

    Wimpy

    Wiscasset & Carrabassett Ry.
    The biggest, littlest railroad, down east
  6. Mexico

    Mexico Member

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    Thanks Wimpy for your help still looking for a place to buy the track. :)
  7. Wimpy

    Wimpy New Member

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    Hi again, I would take a look at either of these sites for buying track.

    http://www.wholesaletrains.com

    http://www.hobbylinc.com

    The second one has the cheapest 0-27 remote turnouts I have found on the internet. Not sure that you will need any turnouts.

    The first link offers the cheapest 0-27 Thomas the Tank Engine set I have found on the internet other than E-Bay. Even on E-Bay I have seen this set go for more.

    Wimpy
    Wiscasset & Carrabassett Ry.
    The biggest, littlest railroad, down east
  8. Mexico

    Mexico Member

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    Hi Wimpy,

    I found the track I wanted and it is all on order now. I went with the 0-27 54'' curve track and bought the 0-27 36'' length. I will be putting it on a shelf 8 feet up and it will go around a room 40 feet by 19 feet. Should be fun doing it, I would have liked the G scale but just cost to much for what I wanted to do.

    Thanks for your help
  9. Mexico

    Mexico Member

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    Well, today I sent away for an engine and coal car for my track. I thought a larger engine would look best so I'm getting the MTH 2-8-8-2 USRA steam engine W/Protosound 2.0 - UNION PACIFIC. When I was a kid my Grand Parents lived right off from a Union Pacific Line and it was fun seeing steam engines going by.
    Hope I'll like the one I bought, I've only seen it by a picture.


    Mexico