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Geared Steam Locomotives - In HO Scale
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 Posted: Tue Dec 19th, 2017 03:31 am
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Alain Feypel
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B&O GLENNWOOD wrote: Its good to see you sharing your work here I hope to see much more

Hello Paul,

You know me, the next project won't be far away. In fact i am already looking around on the net to get the needed parts. But before beginning that one i will have to work on the layout a bit. I want to get some work done before my pony wants to get out on the streets in springtime.

Alain

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 Posted: Tue Dec 19th, 2017 03:33 am
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Steven B wrote: Alain, you are a true craftsman.  :pimp:

It is a joy to watch the progress on your creations. Thanks or sharing.  I hope to get back to work on projects soon.  The creative juices of others really makes my fingers itch to cut, slice and dice.

W C Greene wrote: This thread is very impressive as are the locomotives. This lets me remember the art of Mr. Bill Schopp. That gent did the same type of "mingling and fixing" as Alain. Schopp used available brass locos for his jobs, remember that a brass PFM Shay or Climax, etc. was priced around $50 to $70 then (1960's). I am sure some of you guys remember Mr. Schopp, I know Herbie does!

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Thank you very much.

I saw the one or the other work from Mr. Schopp on the net. I was pretty impressed by the L1 Camelback.


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W C Greene wrote: This thread is very impressive as are the locomotives. This lets me remember the art of Mr. Bill Schopp. That gent did the same type of "mingling and fixing" as Alain. Schopp used available brass locos for his jobs, remember that a brass PFM Shay or Climax, etc. was priced around $50 to $70 then (1960's). I am sure some of you guys remember Mr. Schopp, I know Herbie does!

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Oh! I remember reading a 1950s, 1960s, Model Railroader where he scratchbuilt a B&O 0-4-0T C-16 Docksider in the 1/43 flavor of O scale (to make the 5/4 inch gauge track scale out a 56.5 inches)(is that what is also called 17/64ths scale?) and to give that rocking rolling hunting, because of very short wheelbase effect, he drilled one driver with axle hole something like 1/64 or 1/32 off center.



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 Posted: Tue Dec 19th, 2017 07:55 pm
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17/64 is about 1:45 by my math. Using that modeling scale was an option a few O scale modelers chose back in the '40's and early '50's. There seems to have been little industry support for it. Today, of course, we have Proto48 which has at least some industry support for the wheels and trucks, and some builders offer that option. And we can still use all the 1:48 rolling stock and parts. If I ever decide to build another O/On3 layout with dual gauge I'm going to opt for P48 for the standard gauge so that all the wheel and track standards are compatible.

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Here is a small Hommage to Bill Schopp



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