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"N" Scale "Old West" RR Locomotive (4-4-0)

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"N" Scale "Old West" RR Locomotive (4-4-0)
Posted by JohnReid on Thursday, November 01, 2012 8:41 AM

Any ideas where I could pick one  up ? Cheers!  John.

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Posted by JohnReid on Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:12 AM

I found a Bachmann Royal Blue N set. Any opinions ?

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Posted by Burlington Northern #24 on Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:37 AM

I was about to say bachmanns royal blue but seems you found it, I don't own it but  my northern was a bachmann so be careful because after 3-4 months you may have to send it in for repairs, there are also roundhouse's 2-6-0's if you aren't a stickler for a particular loco. and model power also makes "americans"  I don't own any model power locos yet so I can't really say anything on their quality.

Can a fella get some C636's, C424's, and some C425's produced in N? 

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Posted by JohnReid on Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:30 PM

Hi BN#24 ! If I wanted to build an "N" scale running RR what is the minimum size module that I would have to build ? You know I always said that if ever got into model railroading again it would be "n" scale, if my bucket list dream of a large indoor/outdoor RR became impossible due to age or space requirements.

Well  age (72 in a couple of weeks)has not yet become a problem but space maybe become one in the not to distant future.To be on the safe side I am beginning my dream RR with the indoor section first and that way I can transport it anywhere I go and still keep my dream alive.

Electric trains, as it was called back then, was my first hobby when I was only 5 years old in 1945 when my dad bought me a set after he returned from the war.My second set was an American Flyer that I got for Christmas around 1950.Looks like the third set will be "N" 62 years later. Cheers and thank you for the info.

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Posted by Burlington Northern #24 on Friday, November 02, 2012 12:51 AM

your welcome, I enjoy helping others MRRs and non MRRs, hmmmm.... module well so far the only exp. in that is a nearly complete layout on a 2x4 board... when I get my own house I was thinking of working in 2'x4' pieces so that way I can get track scenery etc. onto a board light enough to be carried out when I move... a 4'x8' board would also be good, I went with a 2'x4' board (thank you Mr. fujikawa for the idea) because it it essentially the N scale equivalent of a 4'x8' for HO.  

Can a fella get some C636's, C424's, and some C425's produced in N? 

Now modeling the North Bank road! SP&S all the Way!

 http://www.youtube.com/user/SGTDUPREY?feature=guide 

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Posted by JohnReid on Friday, November 02, 2012 3:22 AM

Great! 2X4 sounds good to me,it will give me lots of options.Now I can plan where to put it and figure out a nice layout ,maybe buy some track. Cheers!

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Posted by galaxy on Friday, November 02, 2012 6:49 AM

John.
here is another consideration for your 2x4 modules to keep them light weight for easy moving.

If you haven't already considered it, Use Extruded foam {the pink or blue kind} over a 1/4" luan over an open grid system for your modules.

You can skip the luan, but if you plan for things like undermounted switch machines, they will need something to "bite into" when you screw them into place.

If the pink or blue extruded foam has a plastic coating onit, peel it off before using.

A heat knife is good for scuplting and the pink and blue can be sanded as well to sculpt it.

Now a lot of people find N scale to be "iNvisible" as they age and the eyes and dexterity aren't so good anymore. I hope you are not in that category!

HAve fun!

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-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

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Posted by JohnReid on Friday, November 02, 2012 8:33 AM

Thanks Galaxy for all the info. Cheers ! John.

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Posted by galaxy on Saturday, November 03, 2012 2:04 AM

Hi John, again

You oringinally asked about where to get N scael 4-4-0's.

Here is a place you can start {a whole page of options, :

http://www.wholesaletrains.com/NProducts2.asp?Scale=N&Item=160AMER

 

{ http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Search2.asp?Search=4-4-0&scale=N&Submit2=++Search++  ???}

Hope you find what you are looking for.


I have a 4-4-0 in Nscale and it is cute, tiny and runs well!!!

{of course my 2-8-8-0 in Nscale is fabulous too!}

Geeked

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Posted by Burlington Northern #24 on Saturday, November 03, 2012 2:14 AM

cute? Hmm  just kidding.

When I went digging I found a place with 'em for a little bit less just give me a sec.

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N-Scale-4-4-0-American-s/1735.htm

at the bottom.

Can a fella get some C636's, C424's, and some C425's produced in N? 

Now modeling the North Bank road! SP&S all the Way!

 http://www.youtube.com/user/SGTDUPREY?feature=guide 

Gary DuPrey

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Posted by JohnReid on Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:51 AM

Thank you galaxy for that.I didn't realize that there are so many choices available.The Canadian Pacific looks really interesting.

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Posted by JohnReid on Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:57 AM

BN#24  Thanks again ! so much choice its a little overwhelming.I have lots of time though to figure it all out .Cheers!.

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Posted by Burlington Northern #24 on Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:42 PM

you're welcome, I don't remember where it was said but somebody said that N scale was lacking steam 

Stick out tongue

just poking fun, I don't even think it was posted here maybe it was on youtube. 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYCt7NDAhfLlhYYs0JLKc5SgNWA7 VRQWfWyF0XPRi3z6FvkSPsw

Can a fella get some C636's, C424's, and some C425's produced in N? 

Now modeling the North Bank road! SP&S all the Way!

 http://www.youtube.com/user/SGTDUPREY?feature=guide 

Gary DuPrey

N scale model railroader 

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