View single post by Dwayne
 Posted: Thu Sep 9th, 2010 08:47 pm
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Joined: Mon Mar 19th, 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
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I haven't worked on the lokie for a few days because of my schedule driving through the night and trying to catch up on sleep.

When I decided to start working in 17n30 I realized it would be a lonely path. Everyone else is into 20n3 or 13n2. I suppose I'm a pioneer since nobody has gone down this path from all indications.

One of the reasons I liked 17n30 was that like 13n2, I could use the many 20n3 engines available for conversion. Unlike 13n2 where the converted engines have a bit of a cartoonish appearance, 17n30 looks 'narrow gaugish' more in keeping with North American style narrow gauge.

Whether or not any other modeler joins me in working in 17n30 remains to be seen. With many modelers interested in Colorado narrow gauge or Maine two footers maybe nobody else will work in 17n30.

Being a pioneer can be lonely. But the reward of blazing a new trail is exciting. :cool:

"If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy".
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