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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2007 01:02 pm
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I am of the same mind as you Todd.
I did not feel that I had to hurry home and start on it.


But, and its a big but...
A good idea for a exhibition layout.

1.  Not as much scenery as conventional, therefore less maintenance.
2.  It does guide the eye to look at the parts the designer has chosen.
3.  Easier to pack for transport.
4.  Rather simple to build.


On approaching the layout  it appeared quite the norm.
As I got closer it hit me that this was something quite different.
I spent several minutes looking, then wandered off to look at others. 


But it kept drawing me back.




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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2007 11:31 am
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Dutton Bay Tramway
by John Dennis

HO/9mm

The tramway is set in semi arid country,
and transports minerals and a few paying passengers.







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Here's another "oldie" that I thought everybody would like.

Don shows what modelling is like "down under", and it is spectacular.

Enjoy.

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Tileguy wrote:
Thanks Don!!

The thing that threw me was that small pilot whel behind the driver.

Most Moguls ive seen are a 2-6-0 with the 6 being ALL drivers.


That loco is a Mogul, 2-6-0 are Moguls, period.

That model uses a smaller diameter flangeless middle driver,
on account of the insanely sharper than scale curves employed.
on the vast majority of G scale layouts, either outdoor or indoor.

By doing so, the tread will not fall off the rail on curves, and derail the train.
Bachmann do the same on their Big Hauler 4-6-0.

Bachamnn's 2009 lists minimum curve for G scale Mogul as 8ft diameter,
that being 4ft radius, which would roughly compare to a 16" radius curve in HO,
pretty sharp.

In the real R.R. world, a flangeless driver with extra wide tire is employed,
given that their curves were a bit broader in proportion than model curves are.

PRR's 2-10-0 Decapods had, at least, the center driver flangeless,
maybe another axle too.




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I believe the reason some thought the driver was a smaller wheel,
is because the flanges on the drivers were so dadburn large,
that when removed, the wheel looks smaller.

If the loco was sitting on track, it would look OK.
A beautiful model however.

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W C Greene wrote:
... is because the flanges on the drivers were so dadburn large that when removed


Ah, good point.

My brain never got to that thought,
for getting absorbed in that the flangeless driver really is a hair smaller.




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In the "real world", the blind driver would have an extra wide tire on many old locos.
The narrow driver tire might cause problems on curves and in switchwork.

It don't matter since it is after all a model.

Now, if you had an equalized frame/drivers,
there would be a problem with the driver dropping down on the outside rail.

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Paladin wrote:

Having just arrived home,
after spending 3 1/2 days looking at Narrow Gauge and attending various clinics.
I have a few photos to share.

The following are Scratchbuilt 1:20 / 1:24
The only thing purchased are the motor, the gears and the wheel sets.
Built by David Fletcher of Melbourne Australia.





Great pic, of amazing craftsmanship!


I've seen some of Mr. Fletcher's models online before,

but not all together like this.




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Glad to see this photo surface again.

Craftsmanship of the highest order.


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I saw this interesting layout 'Way Back When' ...  :old dude:





... Haven't ever seen anything quite like it since.  L:


I guess it's easier dealing with square sides & ends ... 

... but the effect gained from the  'wobble method'  is nice.  :P


Anyone else got any thoughts on 'wobbleyness' ?  ???



:dt:



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