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Bluebeard4-
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Posts: 30
Post Re: On30
on: August 2, 2014,
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Both 3-truck shays have the same engine # and logo they look very close in detail however the Spectrum ON30 is 35% smaller overall than the 3-truck MTH Premire Shay. THe same dimensional difference holds true for the Heisler, however, the O-scale version is a Lionel, so that may be a poor comparison for "scale" size.

It looks as if Spectrum either reduced the dimensions proportionately to "fit" or MTH/Lionel/Weaver increased the size to better fit the O-scale track. I just wondered which way it went. The MTH premire shay and climax does say 1:48, hence the confusion in my noggin.

Don't know if I will actually utilize the ON30s, they are very nice and NIB, but I am not sure about mixing scales, especially since I have "O-scale" (lionel may shoot a hole in the O-scale) versions of 3 out of 4 of these already.

Does anyone mix scales at different distances or elevations for perspective? Just wondering how you square that when the locomotives eventually come close to one another.

Just curious. I actually ponder stuff like this more often than I care to admit. For instance, when did worms become good bait for fish? Worms live in the ground and fish don't. It is not as if they ever crossed paths often before someone stuck one on a hook.

raybaumill-
er

Posts: 399
Post Re: On30
on: August 30, 2014,
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Hi,
If ur an On30 Annual fan u and u havent gotten the 2014 Annual yet u better go to ur On30 watering hole and get it while the getting is good. RMC may bounce back but to be on the safe side. I know Ill be beating the bush for my copy.
RAy.

mike-
pierce

Posts: 20
Post Re: On30
on: October 12, 2014,
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Is there a big difference size wise On30 vs On3. I know there is in track width & gauge, but what about locos and cars. I see a lot of MMI locos in On30, and using San Juan kits with trucks scaled to On30
Mike

Tom-
Dempsey

Posts: 108
Post Re: On30
on: October 12, 2014,
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O Scale is 1:48, track gauge is a measure of the distance between the rails.

desilets

Posts: 20
Post Re: On30
on: April 14, 2015,
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This photo, got from the Web, gives a good idea of the size difference between a (large) standard gauge loco and a narrow gauge loco.
My interest is the ET&WNC- principally because of the lovely Bachmann 4-6-0. The guage difference between On3 and On30 is only important to the rivet counters-the narrow gauge provides some relief for the too-wide wheels and running gear- much as normal English OO running on HO track.
We're not talking P48 here, rather buildable model railroads.

raybaumill-
er

Posts: 399
Post Re: On30
on: October 24, 2015,
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Hi,
While the above is true what u need do is see a photo of a regular size engine next to a narrow gauge engine and u will get the picture.
RAy.

raybaumill-
er

Posts: 399
Post Re: On30
on: May 12, 2016,
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Hi,
Been looking for a photo I once saw of a full size Pennsy engine sitting next to a Waynesburg and Washington narrow gauge engine in Washington Pa. Once u see this photo u will know the whole truth of the matter (HAHA).

Anyone who gets the On30 annual, could tell me which issue from 2013 or 2014 that has the converting of a Bachmann 2-6-0 to a camelback would appreciate it.

I have been disconnected from the issue and want to get another so I can finish the project.
Thanks RAy.

raybaumill-
er

Posts: 399
Post Re: On30
on: October 20, 2019,
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Hi,
Anyone have the 2010 issue of ON30? I could use some digital photos or copies of the part that covers the converting the 2-6-0 to a camel back. This issue must have been the most popular cause it is real scarce. The Chris Comport layout in it was great.
Appreciate a hand RAy.

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