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Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:15:17 PM »
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With the new year, I got to thinking, where will N scale be in ten years?

I have a few ideas...

Body mount couplers on all freight cars
Someone will finally make an SW1500 switcher
Atlas will finally make an SD40-2

Any other ideas?


Hmm... the average freight
car price will be $75...



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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 12:19:14 PM »
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I think well be a lot closer to HO scale in terms of quality and number of models offered was just talking with my dad and uncle(HO guy) about this the other day


Latey though I felt like Walthers buying life-like put us back a step
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 12:20:02 PM »
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Scale size, working switch throws.

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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 12:29:23 PM »
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Scale size, working switch throws.

I think well need smaller fingers for those :D
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 12:33:28 PM »
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Oh, nuts! I put this in the wrong forum.


Hmm... for once, Kiz
isn't blaming me...


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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 01:21:36 PM »
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It will be dead and we'll all be in HO scale   :ashat:

Don't you read the doom-and-gloom threads on other forums  :trollface:
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 01:44:08 PM »
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It will be dead and we'll all be in HO scale   :ashat:

Don't you read the doom-and-gloom threads on other forums  :trollface:
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 01:53:48 PM »
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then I will go O
Actually, that Atlas rs1 is enticing for a transition era branch with maybe a dozen cars to shuffle, tops...
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 02:02:56 PM »
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10 years from now? Hopefully a more reliable manufacturing pipeline. The past 10 have seen huge strides in quality and detail, but the folks designing and funding all this improvement are constantly stymied by their reliance on an arm's-length production system.
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 02:25:54 PM »
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Actually, that Atlas rs1 is enticing for a transition era branch with maybe a dozen cars to shuffle, tops...
I was thinking GP9...with 10 lights

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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 02:32:55 PM »
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I was thinking GP9...with 10 lights
I wonder if the rs1 could fit a realistic Alco smoke unit though? Might give the smoke detectors fits though
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 02:36:04 PM »
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It will be dead and we'll all be in HO scale   :ashat:

Don't you read the doom-and-gloom threads on other forums  :trollface:

Most of the doom-and-gloomers were on the Atlas forum. Which no longer exists.  :o

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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 02:41:55 PM »
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Most of the doom-and-gloomers were on the Atlas forum. Which no longer exists.  :o

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Perhaps a self-fulfilling prophesy?  :trollface:
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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 02:56:43 PM »
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I wonder if the rs1 could fit a realistic Alco smoke unit though? Might give the smoke detectors fits though

I had one like that, but only for a moment after a botched decoder installation...plus the smoke had a blue tint to it   :facepalm:

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Re: Where Will N Scale Be in Ten Years?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 03:38:50 PM »
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Meh, we still won't have a readily available SD40-2 (ie, one that's not made in Katoesque fits and starts) or an SW1500. These things are just the rule of the universe.

I've made my peace (kinda).