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The General Track Dimensions?
sisancho
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:57 PM UTC
Does anyone know what the kit's between the rails dimension is (inside to inside)? I am wondering if the kit can (or is) built with the width the same as the regular garden railroad dimension of 45mm or 1.77"? If not, perhaps it can be "modified" to fit those rail dimensions? I have a kit coming but am impatient to know of the compatibility with existing "G-Scale" track. Thank you for your input! Si Sancho
jimb
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
I have this kit in my stash, and while I do not have the tracks mounted to the base the rails are about 60mm apart. Which would be correct in 1/25 scale as this engine was originally built to Southern Gauge (5ft 0in), and not Standard Gauge (4ft 8-1/2in).

Hope this helps.

Jim
sisancho
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:58 AM UTC
Hello Jim!

Thank you for the answer! That's about a 0.592" difference! I will have to wait and see if it is possible to "modify" the assembly to fit 1.77" track width. The most difficulty will be the drivers, the front pilot and the tender trucks will be much easier. I saw a photo that showed this locomotive sitting on what definitely looked like LGB "G-Scale" track, not the plastic track that came with the kit.

Here is the link: http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2016/01/back-to-past-with-mpc-general-steam.html down about half way on the page.

Unfortunately there was no contact information. Thank you again, I appreciate the information.

Bob Simpson
jimb
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
You're welcome. Actually that track looks scratch built, but who really knows.

Good luck with your project.

Jim