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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by NSnosteam, Sep 23, 2006.
Intersting pole results.
Im On30 but just to be different I do it in the garden
RJR Branch Line
NSnosteam: It's O scale, narrow gauge, 30 inches between the rails. I model both HO and On30.
NSnosteam, just type in On30 in yer Yahoo search box and you will get
an eyeful!! It's some kind of dang Conspiracy or something...
I'm doing HO for myself and helping my son with N scale. I will be looking at a G scale garden train after we are done with the house.
oldtanker: Thats room for a ride on scale train set. I thought about G scale for a short time until I saw all of the weeds come up last spring. We have every noxious weed known to man here in Montana and I just can't see myself trying to keep them out of a garden railroad.
We have a type of weed called Spotted Knapweed that got imported from central Asia many years ago. It takes a special herbacide called Tordon to kill the stuff. If left alone, the roots will go down fifteen or twenty feet. To top it off, you have to wear gloves when pulling it . If not, you get an infection that won't heal. Maybe I could prune it to look like mini trees for a garden railroad.
No O27 Love?
My previous comment was only meant in humor. If it was not taken that way, I appologise.
Cannonball: I'm not going to touch that comment. I can see the makings of a flame war,
Before this gets out of hand, I will say that O27 is a scale. You really don't hear to much about O27 that much. You mostly hear about O, On3, & On30 these days. For those of you that don't know what O27 Scale is here is a link: http://www.thortrains.net/027stand.htm
I have a list of all the scales that our out there in this world, and if you don't understand what they mean or are let me know & I will get the information for you like I did above. Now back on with the subject.
Does anyone still model TT gauge? This should bring a few "what's TT gauge?" comments. I can't even remember the ratio to the real world for TT.
Jim here is some info on TT Gauge.
TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for Table Top. Its 1:120 scale (from a common engineering scale where one inch equals ten feet) and 12 mm gauge sizes it almost halfway between HO scale (1:87) and N scale (1:160). Its original purpose, like the name suggests, was to make a train small enough to be able to assemble and operate it on a tabletop.
This poll is quite odd, because I remember seeing polls in model railroader with results showing the gap between HO and the other scales being much, much greater. I thought HO was 70%+, N was 16%, O was 8%, etc...
I model in both HO and On3. For those that know of On30, but not On3, On30 is 30" guage trains in O scale...On3 is 36" gauge trains in O scale. 36" gauge is much more accurate for american prototypes (such as Bachmann's mogul, BLI's consolidation), but it generally is more of a craftsman gauge due to the a lack of RTR equipment and difficult to find flex track (no sectional track available). Fortunately, the influx of high quality On30 models has given us a good supply of cheap equipment that just needs to be regauged by 3/32" and it increases the interest in narrow gauge modelling.
I used to model in N, G, and HOn3. I still occastionally dabble in HOn3.
A friend of mine in highschool got into TT gauge when it originally came on the scene. At that time (mid 1950's there was quite a bit of equipment available. I often wondered why it never developed. Sounds like a good compromise between HO and N scales.