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Modeling Scrap Rail - N Scale

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Modeling Scrap Rail - N Scale
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 12:52 PM
Hello:

I'd really like to model scrapped rail (stacked-up alongside the ROW) on my
N-scale layout. However, when you measure it, Atlas nickel-silver rail is
actually a bit too big to be exactly in-scale and looks that way if you try to use
it to represent scrap rail (on an N-scale person figure, the height of the Atlas
rail comes-up almost to the figure's knees). It looks fine when used as
operating rail, but for representing scrap or new rail awaiting installation, it's
too big.

Does anyone know of a way to model rail sections that are of the appropriate scale size for a MOW-scene in N scale?
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Modeling Scrap Rail - N Scale
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 12:52 PM
Hello:

I'd really like to model scrapped rail (stacked-up alongside the ROW) on my
N-scale layout. However, when you measure it, Atlas nickel-silver rail is
actually a bit too big to be exactly in-scale and looks that way if you try to use
it to represent scrap rail (on an N-scale person figure, the height of the Atlas
rail comes-up almost to the figure's knees). It looks fine when used as
operating rail, but for representing scrap or new rail awaiting installation, it's
too big.

Does anyone know of a way to model rail sections that are of the appropriate scale size for a MOW-scene in N scale?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 1:32 PM
Try Code 40 (Micro Engineering?) N scale rails, or maybe Z scale.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 1:32 PM
Try Code 40 (Micro Engineering?) N scale rails, or maybe Z scale.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 1:50 PM
Hey thanks man - I just ordered some Code 40 per your suggestion.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 1:50 PM
Hey thanks man - I just ordered some Code 40 per your suggestion.
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Posted by Wdlgln005 on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:30 PM
Since this is scrap rail go ahead an make it rusty. There's a product called weather-it on the market that would do wonders with old rail. You could try soaking it in wet water to see if the nickel in the rail would discolor & rust.
Glenn Woodle
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Posted by Wdlgln005 on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:30 PM
Since this is scrap rail go ahead an make it rusty. There's a product called weather-it on the market that would do wonders with old rail. You could try soaking it in wet water to see if the nickel in the rail would discolor & rust.
Glenn Woodle

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