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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 06:05:26 PM »
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PBL does sorta own Sn3 outright...

I think it’s just hard to make a go of any other narrow gauge prototype.  Only the Colorado & Southern came close to the Rio Grande in terms of rail miles and roster.  I love me some EBT but the Eastie wasn’t large by any stretch, nor very well known outside of Pennsylvania.  And although the Eastie survived to the 50s, the fact that the D&RGW was still doing narrow gauge freight operation right up into the Apollo era probably has much to do with its popularity.  Add some dramatic scenery and the mythology of the Wild West and you have a prototype that sells itself.  As appealing as other narrow gauge operations are, that’s a tough act with which to compete.

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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
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Remember from the '80s that the old Mantua Mikado converted to an EBT mikado.

40ft 70ton 3bayHO ribside hoppers are the right size.

My narrow gauge thought was always before the mass extinction of the 1890's, much more interesting.

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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2018, 07:46:20 PM »
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A good friend has a huge Sn3 layout almost all PBL on which we operate quite regularly. Beautiful locos and rolling stock, need to be handled with care and most of the time run extremely well however need large radius and a big space on which to operate.
The sound Bill has been able to obtain with Soundtrax and WOW decoders after experimenting with different style of speakers is mind blowingly good.
The scale and exquisite detail looks impressive compared to my past N Scale stuff.
This and another two friends HOn3 layouts made me go Blackstone.
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Just one small section of the layout.
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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »
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If you're gonna go O, go O standard gauge to keep your Pennsy itch scratched...

But if you find one of these before I do and get it, well, I'll be mad.

https://mthtrains.com/20-3429-2

https://mthtrains.com/20-3156-2


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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2018, 09:00:03 PM »
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If you're gonna go O, go O standard gauge to keep your Pennsy itch scratched...

But if you find one of these before I do and get it, well, I'll be mad.

https://mthtrains.com/20-3429-2

https://mthtrains.com/20-3156-2

Ya gotta go to the next TCA York Meet which is coming up next month . There's a good chance that you could find those there.
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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2018, 09:16:48 PM »
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A good friend has a huge Sn3 layout almost all PBL on which we operate quite regularly. Beautiful locos and rolling stock, need to be handled with care and most of the time run extremely well however need large radius and a big space on which to operate.
The sound Bill has been able to obtain with Soundtrax and WOW decoders after experimenting with different style of speakers is mind blowingly good.
The scale and exquisite detail looks impressive compared to my past N Scale stuff.
This and another two friends HOn3 layouts made me go Blackstone.
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Just one small section of the layout.
Rod.

When you say Bill in Sn3, do you mean Bill Scobie?  He's an RGS modeling legend.

If you're gonna go O, go O standard gauge to keep your Pennsy itch scratched...

But if you find one of these before I do and get it, well, I'll be mad.

https://mthtrains.com/20-3429-2

https://mthtrains.com/20-3156-2



Nah brah.

But it did cross my mind to fill the void left by the Juniata Division with an HO scale 4x6 or 4x7 Pennsy branchline operated by a single H-class 2-8-0.  Maybe a freelanced branch in Lancaster or Chester County.

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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2018, 11:01:35 PM »
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When you say Bill in Sn3, do you mean Bill Scobie?  He's an RGS modeling legend.

Nah brah.

But it did cross my mind to fill the void left by the Juniata Division with an HO scale 4x6 or 4x7 Pennsy branchline operated by a single H-class 2-8-0.  Maybe a freelanced branch in Lancaster or Chester County.
No this Bill lives in Emerald, Australia not that far from me.
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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2018, 10:30:33 PM »
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Ya gotta go to the next TCA York Meet which is coming up next month . There's a good chance that you could find those there.

Oh man. I think I might.

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Re: Bloody On30 temptation, leave me alone!
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2018, 10:31:04 PM »
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But it did cross my mind to fill the void left by the Juniata Division with an HO scale 4x6 or 4x7 Pennsy branchline operated by a single H-class 2-8-0.  Maybe a freelanced branch in Lancaster or Chester County.

Aww *****. That'd be amazing.