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David Laughery
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Gn15 is modeling large scale (often 1:24) on 16.5mm gauge track. 

Since this track gauges scales out to about fifteen inches on a prototype railway,
we term these models as 'Gn15'

The joy of these models is that On30 or HO components can be used.





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Layouts can be as small or as large as desired. 

I prefer small, compact layouts,
but two of the members here on Freerails have beautiful, room-sized layouts. 

One of my layouts had a sea side, industrial theme.





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On30 track gives a good representation of narrow gauge rail and ties. 





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There are so many opportunities to explore in the world of Gn15.

No matter what your interest is in this wonderful hobby there is a world of fun in Gn15. 

I hope the other Gn15 modelers here will share their photos, too. 

Thanks for looking. 

Regards, Dave L.





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Many Gn15 guys use 0n30 track from the box as it is.

And I think it is not impossible, to make the illusion of a 15" track work, in 1:22.5 & 1:24

Personally I preferred to build track and trackbed myself, with some more technical reasonable size.















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modelling in 1:22.5 on 32mm and 16.5mm track
Actual project: 7/8" scale on 45 mm track
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I use Code-100 rail, for my Gn15 track, but it looks a bit small.

What size rail are you using ?

It looks larger than my Code-100.

Larry Gant


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Hi,


That's Peco code 143 flat bottom,

and would represent a rail height of about 80mm - 90mm in 1:22.5 or 1:24.


Peco Code-124 is also very fine, but it's bullhead profile,

and fixing with rail spikes was easier with the flat bottom rail.


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Unfortunately, all my track is finished.

Code-100 rail is easy to find in the U.S. so that's what I went with.

Also, I had 16 PECO turnouts (points) on hand in Code-100.


Your track does look able to carry heavy loads.

I like all the foliage along your right of way too.


Larry





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Gn15 can combine HO components with scratch building superstructures.  Regards, Dave L.



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What about a small, steam critter using an HO Dockside loco?  Dave L.  



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