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 Posted: Fri Nov 17th, 2017 04:32 pm
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Paul W
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Hi Phil

Aaaaah, 9mm:foot....now you're talking my language! 
I have modeled NZ's railways in this scale for maybe ten years.

Not a lot to show for it,
but I have picked up the pace recently,
ever since a health scare lit a fire under my rear.

If you want to see some classic American railroading on 42" gauge,
look up the Wellington & Manawatu railway,
this was a private company that imported a lot of equipment from the USA,
Baldwin locomotives, and passenger cars from Jackson & Sharp for example. 

I am using it for inspiration, along with the D&RGW and EBT,
for my own freelance railway.

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Paul Woods

Whangarei, NZ


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 Posted: Sat Nov 25th, 2017 02:13 am
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:glad:

This is what I have in mind with my Railroad.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 29th, 2017 04:01 pm
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Hi Phil

What are you planning to use for trucks?

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Paul

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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2019 04:26 pm
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Paul,

Sorry to be so long in replying. 

I am using the New Ray and New Bright truck side frames,
with Walthers O scale bolsters and O scale 40" diameter wheels.
So far.

I would like to find some Bettendorf type trucks in Gauge 1 to re-gauge. 
My stuff is using the Japanese standards or similar. 
They have full sized couplers and at the standard gauge height or close.







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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2019 11:20 pm
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Howdy Phil,

Check out the PSC catalog, they have 3/8 1:32 scale trucks and parts.
Be prepared to pay the piper however.

I use the New Brite truck frames for my 1:35 standard gauge cars-static, just "scenery"
I would like the Andrews trucks but they cost more than I want to spend.

I also use some old O scale 40" passenger car wheels,
to represent 33" wheels, with new axles.

Have fun & run a train today.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2019 11:45 pm
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Good evening Phil and all.

Phil it has been sometime since we last wrote and communicated with each other,
and much has happened since our last time.

The 3/8n40 railroad has been taken down, and parts, buildings and stuff recovered and stored. 

The reason for taking down the railroad was I couldn't give it the attention it needed,
and for a year and a half it laid idle, while the 1900 square foot On30 was finished.

When I started the railroad I had also debated if I should build dioramas instead of a layout,
but thought seeing something run was a better option.
It was, but in the end I lost interest.

This past January I lost my best friend of almost 40 years and my interest even now isn't back to full speed.
My wife tells me Jim wouldn't be happy and I guess that is right.

So I have embarked on the diorama journey and have started 5 dioramas and finished three so far.
I have one that is a square foot and this will be given to very good friends, whose son is an oyster farmer.
The second one is bigger and shows a scene with a hand car/tool shed and small yard, with a warehouse across from it.
The third one is a scene of a small garage off a dirt road, with small out buildings and lots of details. 

The other units are in some form of construction,
but nothing has of yet received scenery, that could happen tomorrow.
 
The first one is the Blue Star Seafood Company, it has a "L" shaped building with a brick maintenance/storage building,
small oil tank, stucco and brick power house, and a loading dock along the single track.
The last one will be a saw mill with out buildings and two tracks.

As you know from looking at the shots I have sent you before, everything is pretty much scratch built.

I am able at the moment to use everything that was on the layout,
so I just need to come up with the scene and pull parts as needed. 

I am, as the question asked early on, using Athearn trucks and wheel sets and KD O scale couplers.
The car frames are laser cut by Deerfield River Laser, very reasonable and high quality.
 
Phil as always drop me a private message and I will send you some shots of the new work. 
In the meantime, the best to all and good wishes from the Eastern shore of Maryland.

Steve Fisher


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