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 Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2019 02:48 am
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Marty - Wow! 

Great concept.  Beautiful modeling. 
Your locos are real works of art.  Actually, all of it is. 
Lemme see more.  Por favor.

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Hi all

The track has a 10in radius,
but I laid the gauge a little wide on the curves. 
It works fine with the small size equipment that I run.
 
There are a few more photos posted on my website.
 
http://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/VLIT/VLIT.html

The scenery has been sitting for a bit,
while I work on my new C W Hunt cars and track. 
 
I am interested in small radius operations, since I have limited space.  
C W Hunt specialized in small radius locomotives and cars.
 
The prototype used outside flanged wheels and some interesting axles,
to minimize friction on curves.
 
He standardized to 12 foot curves, which works out to 10.5" in 7/8ths scale.

I plan on converting over the railroad to the new style of track,
once I get some working rolling stock and locomotives. 

Some info on Hunt at:

http://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/RPC/Material/IndustRREquip/CWHunt/CWHuntIndex.htm

Here's a tipper car design in progress.

Regards  Marty  





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One of the advantages of this system is,
that you can make swiveling axles that align themselves to the sharp curves,
as seen on p.26 of the 'industrial railway' catalog.

You need not widen the gauge in curves when using this principle.

When building my garden R.R,
I was tempted for a while to use such a system,
instead of the conventional one.




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Marty Johnston wrote:
The layout is 7/8ths scale. 


I had to look that up, and it turns out to be 1:13.71 scale.


The designed SE scale has been applied to it by some,

though I'd never heard of it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SE_scale




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Hi Lee  :wave:


There's quite a bit of 7/8ths activity on Freerails.  :old dude:

I know you've seen it as well.



Francks large-scale fishermen, in the 'Micros Minis Switching & Pizzas' Forum, are 7/8ths.

His excellent 'Woolcombe Bay' on the English coast ...

... & also 'Vestvagoy' his Norwegian harbour (with 7/8ths Don Johnson (from 'Lost') )  ;)



Juergen is also a dedicated 7/8ths dude these days ...

... & is constructing what is going to be an awesome exhibition layout !  :)



Charley, absent of late, has a scattering of 7/8ths through one of his Threads as well.

There are a few others around on the Site also.



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The only 'drawback' is when it comes to road vehicles,

they are not that low-priced.


R/C truck modeling is very popular in 1:14, but don't ask,

I've seen kits offered for >1000€




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Si. wrote: Hi Lee  :wave:
There's quite a bit of 7/8ths activity on Freerails.  :old dude:

I know you've seen it as well.


Yeah, but lots of folks don't know what "7/8" really means for a ratio of scale.

I read that and started wondering what the ratio was, as well,
and was surprised (yet not surprised) to see there was a name for that scale already.




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" was surprised (yet not surprised) to see there was a name for that scale already "


Yes ... There is a name for that scale already ... It's  7/8ths  :cool:



You might find it suggested on Wikipedia to call it  SE Scale ...  ???

... but anyone who's actually interested in it, or doing it, generally refers to it as  7/8ths


I think people find 7/8" per foot easier to figure out than 1:13.7 ...  :brill:

... try & divide that up without a pocket calculator !  L:



Franck states his models as  1:13.7  also ... In his Freerails Topics like :-

'Vestvagoy' - A Norway Harbour - 7/8ths - 1:13.7 Scale



GREAT looking 'C.W.Hunt' Tipper car Marty !  :bow:



One day  :time:  my Tamiya pit-crew & Jackie, WILL get painted !  ;)



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