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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 11:05 pm
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Since there is no "S" scale anywhere on this website I think it would be a good idea to have it here--and now. S scale is the old American Flyer scale and although it isn't all that prevalent there is still enough business to keep the American Model company going and maybe some others too. I don't have a layout yet but just to get things started  I have a short video of my Amtrak Superliner sitting on my work bench. Hopefully when others see there's a thread on S scale they will post their layouts and maybe help create a little interest in this scale.   Pete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kosb_cde22U

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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 12:34 am
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Good looking train AND boat!!

Have more to show us?


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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 12:52 am
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I have boats all over the place but that's it for the trains for now. I think I'll get a piece of plywood and set the train up on that. Then I can put it away when I can't be using it. The landlord of this trailer park will not let anybody have anything like that outside or around the park anywhere. He has no sense of humor and the rest of the people are a bunch of old folks who would be the first ones to complain about it. That's why I HAVE to move from here soon. I can't even keep my 1960 Lincoln here unless I leave my truck somewhere else. Pain in the uknow but the rent is low compared to other places around here so I live with the problems.

By the way has anybody ever done a solar powered train?  Pete

If ya go to petem234 on youtube you can see some of my boats and the rest of my toys. Might be better that way than trying to put stuff on here and listening to the gripes.  PM

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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 01:39 am
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I wouldn't classify S scale (1:64) as 'large scale' but since you're in search of a place to call home welcome to this section of the forum. :P

Nice looking boat and train.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 12:43 pm
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Ya DW. I wondered about that and maybe Dave will post a topic for this scale. It's not narrow gauge and not small at all but it's not the large scale like O and G either. It's kind of stuck in the middle in sort of a no mans land so to speak. So since S isn't small it must be large so here I am. Thanks for the welcome and hope to be able to contribute to this forum in a positive way.   Pete



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Boy! Look at all the S gauge people on here. I'm overwhelmed---at the lack of them.;) Oh well. I'll just be the token and the heck with it. Sure is lonely at the top. :moose:Pete



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 Posted: Sun Sep 5th, 2010 01:57 pm
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Pete, at least there are other S scalers out there. I am the only one playing in 17n30 anywhere in the world. Talk about lonely. :)

I still borrow ideas from the little scales, especially On30.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 5th, 2010 05:20 pm
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So DW if your the only one in the world in that scale then you have to make everything for your RR from scratch right? So how do you go about that? I mean is every piece of what you build measured off to the scale your working in or does the scale apply to the trucks and rails only? I gotta learn this stuff so I'll know what you all are talking about. Pete

Ha! I got smart and clicked on the Keylock link and now I see what your doing with your new engine. SO where did the truck and drivers come from? Obviously you didn't make those because you just got the lathe. I presume you will be making the wheels and all in the near future.

Nice looking engine and even I could do some things with PVC pipe and plastic.Now this is getting interesting. By the way, how will you make your track? Can the rails be made of something that can be bought at a hardware store or do you have to buy them?  Pete

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For engines I'm starting out with 1:20n3 units. From there I add on slightly larger components for my scale. My current project started out as a new Bachmann Porter. The only original components I'm reusing are the drive wheels, running gear, the motor/gearbox and 80% of the original frame. Everything else I'm scratching.

Rolling stock will be mostly scratched too. Buildings and such when the time comes also will be scratchbuilt.

For me this is the way I like to do it. Photos of my current conversion found in the 'Updates' section of the link in my sugnature.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 5th, 2010 05:44 pm
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Track is commercially available Code 250 (.25 inches tall) aluminum rail. I've got a couple of hundred feet waiting for laying. Track will be on real wood ties. Turnouts will be handbuilt 'stub' style.

Eventually I will make my iwn drive wheels and gear.



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