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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2007 09:02 am
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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
Not as much scenery as conventional therefore less maintenance
It does guide the eye to look at the parts the designer has chosen
Easier to pack for transport
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 07:31 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 payong 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.

Woodie



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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 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 16in radius curve in HO - pretty sharp.

In the real RR 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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 Posted: Sat Dec 29th, 2012 09:54 am
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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.

A couple images for illustrative purposes: the Anniversary Edition "Annie" South Pacific Coast 4-6-0 since I chose not to get a Mogul or 4-4-0.

(man, look at the cat hair! that's why one doesn't put Z scale on the family room floor)



Eventually going to redo the air compressor plumbing since it is just a hair on the bogus side as issued according to diagrams in Kalmbach's several decades old Steam Locomotive Cyclopedia. Wonder if it and the diesel book are still in print. And what they would go for since they were $33 back thirty years ago.



Huh, handle is missing from valve over main driver, hadn't noticed that down there in the shadows. Wonder when that happened.

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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 Scrathbuilt 1:20/!.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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