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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 03:31:08 PM »
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I pulled out a few old HO freight cars and sat them on my layout, they were huge  :) and looked like it could fill my basement quick.  Then I was thinking I could get a Proto 2000 0-8-0, at least I wouldn't have to add ash pan detail. Looked at the HO model, no ash pan detail  :P

Yeah, HO does seem huge to me, too, after being in N scale for fifteen years.  It's becoming less shocking as I become reintroduced to HO, but, despite building a number of HO layouts as a kid, I am surprised by how much my N scale experience affected my view of HO.

Coincidentally, my wife came in the layout room last night, and she commented on how enormous the HO trains seemed to her.  It's important to note that the only exposure to model railroading that she has had is my N scale trains.  When I tried to explain that the HO layout really doesn't take up that much more space than the old N scale layout, when you factor aisle space and the additions tacked onto the N scale layout, she didn't buy it.  :P

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 04:49:22 PM »
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Coincidentally, my wife came in the layout room last night, and she commented on how enormous the HO trains seemed to her.  It's important to note that the only exposure to model railroading that she has had is my N scale trains.  When I tried to explain that the HO layout really doesn't take up that much more space than the old N scale layout, when you factor aisle space and the additions tacked onto the N scale layout, she didn't buy it.  :P

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 07:39:38 PM »
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No luck, I looked, I have the 1502 version, with the windows close together..

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 01:30:42 PM »
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No luck, I looked, I have the 1502 version, with the windows close together..

Thanks, so far ZERO hits on flEabay. :D

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2017, 02:22:45 AM »
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Thanks, so far ZERO hits on flEabay.
Was Walthers able to provide you with any leads?

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 11:21:39 PM »
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nope

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2018, 11:17:57 PM »
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Almost a year later finally bagged one.  8)

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2018, 01:18:22 PM »
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Almost a year later finally bagged one.  8)

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Congratulations!  I hope it meets your expectations.

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