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  • Mario Bernkopf
    Either Alzheimer or the carnival are taking their toll... The wheel diameter should be 26 in 0n3 of course. Mario
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 7, 2000
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      Either Alzheimer or the carnival are taking their toll...

      The wheel diameter should be 26" in 0n3 of course.

      Mario






      Mario Bernkopf schrieb:
      >
      > From: Mario Bernkopf <mario.bernkopf@...>
      >
      > Phil,
      >
      > I use 0n3 West Side Lumber Co. 4'-0" wheelbase trucks with 24"
      > wheelsets. The wheelbase converts to 2'-8" in 1:32, and the wheel
      > diameter to 18", both very suitable for 2-foot gauge. The trucks are
      > manufactured by McLeod Western (via Foothill Models of California) or
      > Charlie Brommer. The Brommer trucks have all the brake detail, but I'm
      > not sure whether they are still available. Wheels are Grandt Line from
      > my old 0n3 days or NWSL.
      >
      > For four-wheel cars I use Grandt Line 0n3 C&S caboose pedestals or
      > Porter tender pedestals.
      >
      > Finally, for brakewheels I use Precision Scale 0-scale Pennsylvania RR
      > passenger car brakewheels.
      >
      > Hope this helps.
      >
      > Regards... Mario
      >
      > Phil A Randall schrieb:
      > >
      > > From: Phil A Randall <ttscale@...>
      > >
      > > Hello All,
      > >
      > > My name is Phil Randall. I have been on this forum for about a week. I
      > > live in the small town of Princeton in south western Indiana USA. My
      > > interests in model railroading have always tended to lean towards the
      > > unusual and less used scale and gauge combinations. As you might note
      > > from my email address I have been in TT scale. I sold almost all of my
      > > TT last summer in order to move up to S/Sn3/Sn30. I am currently working
      > > on a small 1:64 scale layout at home. I have also built and aquired
      > > various pieces of On30 over the last seven years or so. back about 1996
      > > I built my first 1:32n2 car. It was a small 20 foot flat car built from
      > > strip wood. This was during the period when Outdoor Railroader was
      > > publishing all the 1:32 narrow gauge articles. However; I was not happy
      > > with the flat because I did not line up the truck mounting holes right
      > > and the thing tended to dog track down the track. So I scrapped it. I
      > > used Grandt line long wheel base On3 arch bar trucks for the flat. The
      > > next thing I built in 1:32 scale was a small gasser critter. It is based
      > > on a Lima HO 4 wheel Plymouth switcher chassis and hood. It is 16.5 mm
      > > gauge. It has an open cab. The engineer I converted from an IMEX civil
      > > war Caisson(sp?) driver. The drivers seat came from a Lindberg Triumph
      > > TR-3. Anyway a few weeks ago I stumbled across Ray Lantz and that other
      > > chap from Englands web site. Oh yeah I think that would be Alan
      > > Bantcock. Did I get that right?: ) I got some pictures of the critter
      > > and sent them to Ray. He suggested that I join the forum. So here I am.
      > > Last week because Ray had got me thinking about 1:32 again; I went and
      > > started hacking a New Bright coach down to 1:32n2 Proportions. It is
      > > starting to really look nice. I have the car body cut down so far. I
      > > want to mention that the New Bright toy train set cars can be a nice
      > > start for some 1:32 narrow gauge cars. There Is a box car, a gondola, a
      > > tank car, a coach, a caboose, and a coach that I know of.
      > >
      > > I have a couple of questions. I need some brake wheels for the coach.
      > > Can someone suggest an appropriate part? Ray mentioned a company in NZ.
      > > What are some O scale parts that might be usable? If possible include a
      > > Part number please.
      > >
      > > What are people doing for trucks in 1:32n2? I like small 4 wheel cars
      > > but also like the larger 2 truck cars.
      > >
      > > I was thinking that some of the 7mm scale journal boxes for the smaller
      > > UK standard gauge 4 wheel cars may be usable on 1:32 narrow gauge 2 axle
      > > cars.
      > >
      > > Gary Raymond makes a 1:32 narrow gauge wheel set. I guess it is 3 foot
      > > gauge. Does anyone use it on this list?
      > >
      > > And finally Does anyone think that the new Bachmann Porter could be made
      > > into a small 1:32 scale Dinkey and how would you recommend going about
      > > doing that???
      > >
      > > Later,
      > >
      > > Phil Randall
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