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 Posted: Wed Aug 31st, 2016 04:41 pm
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Yeah I have installed and am testing out a few. I have the free version of Anyrail installed as well as SCARM and xtrakcad. I have a list of others to check out as well.

Man is there a lot of stuff to learn, figure out and do! I like it.



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Helmut:
Here is a photo of a narrow gauge loco next to a standard gauge loco. Also notice the size difference between the standard and narrow gauge box cars. These are not models.
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Attachment: std vs ng loco.jpg (Downloaded 54 times)

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 Posted: Wed Aug 31st, 2016 07:47 pm
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Wow! That is dramatic! the rails on the narrow gauge even look link 30"?

standard=1.12"/56.5"=1:50.4

narrow=.4920"/n=1:50.4, solving for n=24"!

not exactly accurate, measured on the screen with micrometer at about the same spot and across a tie on each.

so that is really an n2 gauge rail it seems? so probably a bit smaller than what COULD be built for 30" or 36" gauge.  that (2 ft. gauge) seems about right with the guys standing there.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 31st, 2016 08:23 pm
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Hi Helmut,
That photo in the previous post was of one of the Maine 2' gauge locos beside a (B & ?) standard-gauge gauge loco. I can remember seeing the photo with the caption of who owned which locomotive



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Thx John.

I got it right! :)

That is a cool photo.



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That photo comparison is impressive showing the tremendous scale differences. I was just reading the new K-27 Blackstone Locomotives are physically about 1/3 larger than their previous C-19 locomotives. That photo really shows off just how small a narrow gauge is.

Thanks for the photo post.

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XtrkCAD it free.

You can download it here https://sourceforge.net/projects/xtrkcad-fork/

Wiki site for info - http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/HomePage

Yahoo group for question - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/XTrkCad/info

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