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Old 10-03-2013, 09:06 PM
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Hi all I thought you needed a train photo
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Ok Something went wrong . Wrong photo but this is a railbus I built of a SRRL 1924 REO 2 ton truck ,which still exist in Portland Maine
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:51 PM
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Here are the three amigos . They are all scratch built by me . The farthest one is 10 years old the other are 2 .
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Code 250 aluminum rail most of my track is hand laid on a composite decking material (Trex)
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oh boy the bug is coming back
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Nice setup. The older steam locomotives always look cool to me.
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Really nice group! Is this 7/8" scale? Been doing HO since 5th grade, but have really come to enjoy the bigger stuff. My grandson thinks I should do 1:8 outside so he can ride... Grandma is not so hot on the idea, even though we have plenty of space to build in.

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Hi Sparkycuda yes this is 7/8 scale I've been at this scale since 1988 ,I also do HO scale .mikem
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Took a look at some of the 7/8" websites and it seems everything is narrow gauge. I'm building a roadrailer in 1:14 and thought it might fit close to 7/8", but didn't see any standard gauge. Think I'll just make some 1:14 standard gauge panel track for display and changing over from road to rail/rail to road operations. Saw that code 240 or 250 seems to be a common rail size used by folks. Any suggestions for suppliers that will deal in small quantities? Any of them near Indiana?

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Hi Ken Yeah all 7/8 is narrow guage 3/4 inch live steam would be the closest to 1/14 . If you need rail in small quantity in 36 inch lengths I could send you some I have excess of 250 rail . 250 rail is a lite rail about 40 -60 pounds per yard ,standard guage modern would be 100 pounds and heavier that would almost be 1/2 inch tall . I roadrailer sounds cool are you going to have the rail wheels lift ? The other way would be to find a live steam group in Indiana that might have rail .
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Hi ken try www.friendsmodels.com or john@friendsmodels.com . He is in Mass and sells small quantity of 5/8 rail . I think that would look the best . Cut ties at 8x9 inches 9 feet long .if he doesn't have spikes try sunset railways in California . Good luck send photos
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