What Scale and Gauge do you run

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jon-monon, Oct 16, 2002.

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What do you run or plan to run?

Poll closed Oct 16, 2003.
  1. Z

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  2. N

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  3. Nn3(40")

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  4. Nn30

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  5. More than 1 N scale gauge (please post)

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  6. TT

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  7. TTn3

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  8. HO

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  9. HOn2 (2ft)

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  10. HOn3 (3ft)

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  11. HOn30/HOe/HO2 1/2 (30")

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  12. More than one HO scale gauge (please post)

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  13. OO

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  14. S

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  15. Sn3

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  16. More than one S gauge (please post)

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  17. O(17)

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  18. O

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  19. On2

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  20. On3

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  21. On30

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  22. More than one O gauge (please post)

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  23. Mixed scales and gauges (please post)

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  24. Not listed (please post)

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  25. I'm not answering; Paulsen's a nut.

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  26. G - Added by N Gauger

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well, Ya see, "Da Boss lady" puts it like this:

    He can have trains all over the God D**M house BUT NOT IN MY OFFICE!!!!!!

    So I put a 4" wide shelf around my Dining room walls about 5" below the ceiling (Running HO Shay). I have a 8' long 1 x 6 in the Living room (HO Franklin Mint & IHM GG-1) 2 tracks, and the G in the basement (3 levels).

    The N in the Coffee table & The Z in the briefcase - are too small to count. :) :)

    I keep the Standard gauge on a shelf in our Bedroom and The Engine is in the workroom in the basement.

    So the Kitchen, 2nd bedroom, Bathroom & "Her Majesty's Office" are still unexplored territory. ROFL :) :) :)

    Pretty good for living in the house for 10 Years eh?? - I've been building platforms & operating trains since 1984 :) :) :)

    ~~ Mikey
  2. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

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    damm and I can't even get my n-scale up and runing mikey and jon you are not the only one around who needs meds:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :eek: rich
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah, but remember we have you out-numbered. It took 3 of us to hang the HO in the dining room and 2 for the Living room.

    The small ones I did by myself.. :D :D :D

    ~~ Mikey
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    :D :D :D LOL :D :D :D

    N-Gauger, you need to change your handle. Maybe all gauger. You da man! Take yer meds ;) It's not that bad, and it keeps nurse Ratchet off yer back and you'll have nice dreams about hoppers full of LuisVille Sluggers! :D :D :D

    Seriously, it's nice to hear what everyone is running.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    LOL - Yeah, but All gauger doesn't have a "ring to it" :)

    The N Gauge layout we had from 1985 to '87 was where I got the moniker.

    It was 12 X 10 - 120 ft of track, 16 switches (including a 5 ladder yard 5 Ft. long). 1400 ft of wiring, (we had a 4 x 8 Model board with all working detector lights and switch indicator lights.

    It was awesome!! We could run 4 trains on it at once with regular MRC throttles.

    ~~ Mikey
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Any of the new members not voted yet? :rolleyes:
  7. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I have modeled in HO for many years, but early in 2000 I started an N-scale layout project and haven't spent much time with the HO since. (The N-scale layout is DCC; the HO is DC)
  8. t. alexander

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  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah, that layout took the most time to build - Mostly because of the wiring. And it was the ONLY layout to have all 8 "Club Members" work on it. :)

    It wasn't much in scenery, but it had a 4' 3" long N Scale Viaduct that the trains would climb up to get to the second level... It was awesome!!!!! LOL The track raised to 2.5" on a 4' long grade. Then it would enter onto the viaduct and climb another 2.5" on the viaduct.

    ~~ Mikey
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Who's the other OO gauger?
    I'm modelling British OO scale on HO gauge track; I promised to switch to one of the scale gauges if they came up with wide gauge wheels for my SD40.
    I've got a really weird toy gauge that I use for the Xmas tree train -- about 1". And I still have a bit of Lionel and N. Plus my HO stuff. (This should go in the Pack Rat thread)
  11. acshrpe

    acshrpe Member

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    I'm into N-guage, or I should say hubby & I are. It was his hobby before we got married and now we are setting the track back up. I want to do a replica of a N & W (former Wabash) switchyard that was located in extreme NW Ohio. That one will be a while down the road tho. Need to so some more research on it -- getting some conflicting info. But I have some good leads and only time will tell.
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Hi, I was just resurrecting this thread for the people that haven't seen it. We have over 800 members & theis poll has 50 votes. C'mon guys & gals!! What scale do you model?? :)
  13. clumber

    clumber New Member

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    I've had a variety of gauges / scales over the years, start with
    OO then N, then I've dabbled with 009 and HOm whilst still keeping my N. I also had an outdoor line in the backyard - refered to as 16mm. I'm now on HO.

    My latest offering can be seen at
    www.guildford-surrey.fsnet.co.uk/bkw

    Thanks
    Brian
  14. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Yeah,"N"quiring minds want to know :D
  15. txcavgr

    txcavgr Member

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    I model primarily in N, MEC/B&M.

    I am working on designing a 2 rail O scale switching layout, hopefully for my new office.

    I also model HO, and sold my basement (house) last year that had a 20x25 Austrian layout in it. When I can model Austrian again, I am also going to have a couple of narrow guage lines, HOe, on the layout.
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Darn!! -- Wish I'd thought of that!! ROFL
  17. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Feel free to use it Mikey.:D :D
  18. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Thirty-five years back I started out in N scale. Then I advanced to scratchbuilding cars and rebuilding locos.

    When I was reading a book about the Maine two-footers, I was bitten by the narrow gauge bug. About the same time I discovered that there existed a wealth of detailing parts in H0 scale. (Do Kemtron and Cal-Scale mean something to you? :D )

    So I switched to H0n2-1/2 (ok, today it's H0n30"), modelling Maine prototypes, and using up my N scale track and loco mechanisms. At that time Frary and Hayden were the gurus of that gauge. But then I saw a Westside C-16 and lost my heart to the Colorado 3-footers.

    But then came family, job, computers :eek: ... and a 25 year hiatus to model railroading. :eek: :(

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    But NOW I'M BACK!!! :) :) :)
    And now I'm in H0 scale - both standard gauge (only a little bit of it visible, providing a connection to the wide world) and mainly H0n3 (connecting people and industries all over Trim Creek county ;) ).

    Ron
  19. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    I have been an N Scaler for 25 of my 31 years, although I started with HO for a 2 year period and I confess that I spent another 4 years during which time I again followed the path of the dark side:eek:.
    Lately though, I have had the "Garden Spirits" tugging at me to build them a garden railway, now that I have a big front yard to put one in:rolleyes:.
    I already have an LGB loco and 4 cars, so I guess that I will have to start this summer.

    Terry.
  20. TR-Flyer

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    Hey!
    Last time i voted the choice 2nd from the bottom wasn't there! Can i vote again? Twice?

    Nuthin' but love Jon,.......

    Ted