Messages From ldsig

 


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#34088 Apr 22, 2002

Folks,

In an off-list conversation with a fellow modeler, I was reminded of a

previous layout I had in a 9'x13'6" bedroom in a mobile home. I was

modeling in HO scale, but at the time of construction I was doing some

custom painting for others that included some O scale equipment. So

there was a need to have at least a test section of O scale track.

I accomplished this by building a double-track HO mainline loop of

track, and spacing the two inner rails to O guage. The HO mainline was

code 100 which was tall enough to allow "O SCALE" equipment to function

without hitting the ties. So for testing purposes, and for occasionally

running the couple of pieces of O that I owned, this loop functioned

well. You had to look closely to notice the additional flangeways needed

where a diverging or crossing track encroached on this "median"area.

Sorry in advance to those that may consider this reminiscence a waste of

bandwidth, but the point is (I guess) that one can design in a unique

requirement that the situation dictates without "spoiling" the overall

effect of a model RR. Oh, yes - I was able to use the same power pack to

operate the O stuff, since one rail was N and one was S although I had

to "reverse" to move forward.

Dave


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