Who models multiple scales?

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  1. 2680

    2680 Member

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    not sure where to put this, but here is as good as any.....

    i am currently working on an HO setup. my dad has O scale we used to setup as kids and now he wants to get it back out for the grandkids. and i am starting to think of a new setup in N for my basement in a smaller area.....

    so the question is.... do many people model in multiple scales? or just stick with one?

    just curious. any opinions welcome.

    thanks!
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I dabble in both O27 and HO gauges.
    I also want to try N and G gauges at some point.
    Nothing like covering all the bases.
    :D
  3. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    I have N, HOn3, HO, On30, On3, O27, and G/F/#1.

    I work in HO & On3.
  4. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

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    Almost finished the track laying of my ho and i have some n scale stuff to put in my office :).
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I am in HO and N scale, been in HO for about 2 years and new to N scale, about 3-4 months.

    I love them both, doing a STEEL MILL in N scale and Construction and Heavy Industry in HO scale :thumb: :thumb: :D :D :D :D
  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    O, Standard Ga., G and HO.
  7. jesso

    jesso Member

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    HO and N. Building a 4x8 HO layout. Room size dream layout someday will be N. Will have to get rid of club N modules layout before even starting on that though.
  8. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Good question. My Dad (who passed away in 1999) used to model in HO and the British OO, but also collected train stock from all sorts of gauges. He had O, S, N, even TT. I inherited all of his model trains (which is what partly got me back into the hobby) but I stuck to HO and OO, and either sold or traded his other gauges.

    Now, I'm beginning to think that it would be kinda nice to have an N scale layout set up somewhere ... hmmm! Just dreaming though!

    Rob
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I model in ho, but recently was given all of rod Carew's trains. He had ho, Lionel o-27, & LGB. We are currently remodeling our house, and plan to put a pergola over the patio. I think that when my grandsons get a little bigger, I will try setting up the Lionel on the concrete patio on nice days and run it when my grandsons are over to the house. I doubt if I will try to do any serious modeling in 0 gauge though.
  10. CaNadiaN

    CaNadiaN New Member

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    I'm in the "transitional" stage right now. Officially I'm strictly an N-scaler (which is all that I'm centering in on); however I still have a whole crapload of HO stuff, most of which I'm looking to get rid of.
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Both HO and N...:thumb:
  12. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I have N, HO, and G scales. Only working on N because of my small apartment.

    Andy
  13. corwinktbt

    corwinktbt Old-time steam.

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    I am currently building a small HO layout and rebuilding an ON30 switching pike. I do have some O-27 that isn't set up at the moment.
  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    My main layout is OO and HO, would that count? Both use the same tracks.
    My wife's layout is Lionel O.
    I have a stack of N scale, but it's packed away.

    One of our club members decided to limit his modelling. He chose one locomotive (Deltic diesel) and did it in all the scales. I think he had N to O and was working on 7 1/2" gauge when last heard from.
  15. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

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    Mostly HO and 1:25. But I'm willing to try other scales.
  16. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    Primarily N Scale in my basement and G in my front garden when the weather is nice

    Terry
  17. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

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    I'm mainly into N scale but have HO locomotives. Planning to do a 4x8 HO layout soon.
  18. leon

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    HO and N scale. Starting the HO in the attic and will build the N in the cellar.
  19. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

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    I have a decent sized HO layout, but like to set up my N-gauge Unitrack stuff from time to time. I may at some point do a small N-gauge layout. I have been into HO since I was a kid, but got into N-gauge to join a local club with some friends. It's much more portable.
  20. VanBee

    VanBee New Member

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    HO layout at home and 2 NTrak modules I drag around to shows with a NTrak club.