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Looking for Steamloco in 1/35th scale
Eagle
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 02:33 PM UTC
Friends,

for a future project I'm looking for a 1/35th scale kit of the steamloco below. To be hounest with ya, I think that there's no such a kit around, so drawing plans and sketches of such a kit will also do. I feel that there's a fine scratchbuilding project ahead of me

The loco kit / plans I'm looking for have to look a bit like this loco :



Hope someone can help me out here....

Greetings !
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 03:26 PM UTC
Danny - hey - how's it goin?

You may be right about the fact that there is no 1/35th -however, I think O is really close and you may be able to pick up a pre--made one and use it in a projecct.

Edit

Here is a chart you can use #I guage is the one you're looking for.

http://urbaneagle.com/data/RRconvcharts.html

Eagle
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 07:09 PM UTC
Scott,

thanks for you quick reply.

I'll look into the possibilities with O and #1 scale.

About how I'm doing... I'm fine again. I went through a divorce during the last couple of months, so I had to go through some storms Right now things are turning towards the better side of life again. I picked up my modeling stuff from my old home and moved them to a space where I can use them during the upcoming winter.

I'll be a regular again soon !

old-dragon
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 07:26 PM UTC
Actually O gauge is supposed to 1/48 and G gauge is 1/24 to 1/32. Hartland locomotive makes an engine like the one your looking for in G gauge but Bachmann makes one that could be easily modified too{and should be cheaper}.
You could do what I did years ago...use PVC pipe in two diameters and make/fill the angle between the two sections...the rest of the engine would be flat stock. If your intent is static{non powered} you'd be fine but if you wanted to power it you could also used NWSL G scale carpet drives...I used these for my electrics and little mack switchers. You can also use straight pins or small brads for the rivets on the boiler and tender.
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 07:54 PM UTC
Danny - bummer on the life deals. Sorry about that.

Now you should have some time to build. Every cloud has a silver lining.
jabo6
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 03:32 AM UTC
Hi, You might try looking at 1 scale or gauge1 this is supposedly 1/32 scale it seems to be popular in the uk . you can usuallysee some of it on e-bay or do a google search. From what ive seen of it ,its very detailed and very expensive. Scale Link in the U.K. makes a couple of WW1. engines look on their web site. good hunting. i allmost forgot Andrea makes a loco exactly like you want but in 1/32.
old-dragon
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 08:22 AM UTC
I'm sorry...I believe I was wrong about O scale...should be 1/87.
ukgeoff
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2006 - 06:00 AM UTC

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I'm sorry...I believe I was wrong about O scale...should be 1/87.



O gauge is 1/43 or 1/48, depending which side of the Atlantic you are. 1/87 translates as HO (half O) gauge.
old-dragon
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 02:46 AM UTC
Ooops, sorry...I don't have much O scale and what little I do is old clock work mechanism{key wind flyer/lionel/markz}...the majority is G scale.{aristo/lionel early/lgb/delton/great trains}