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How would YOU do 42" gauge?
« on: November 10, 2007, 05:42:48 PM »
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There was a local 42 inch gauge railroad at on point.  I think it would be cool.
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Re: How would YOU do 42" gauge?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 06:10:45 PM »
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The steel mills in Youngstown had extensive 42" trackage. Some parts of it are still captive in pavement. One mill had 32" track and a nearby quarry used 38"

For a model I would just use whatever is close.

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Re: How would YOU do 42" gauge?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 06:27:42 PM »
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Everything in Japan other than the Shinkansen high speed trains and some electric lines is 42 inch gauge. So Japanese protoype steam is all 42" gauge.

Z scale track actually scales out to 41" in N scale, so it is closer to Nn3.5 (42") than Nn3 (36").

Kiwis use TT scale (1:120) models running on N gauge track, which comes out to 42 and 3/8 inches in TT. PDC.

Your choice.