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Author Topic: American stock on PECO track ?  (Read 561 times)

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Re: American stock on PECO track ?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2017, 08:31:07 am »
A lot of US modellers prefer Peco to Atlas and use it for US N scale no problem :) In fact, its code 55 is better with pizza cutter wheels than Atlas' code 55. Code 80 of whichever can support almost any wheel, from what I gather. I was in a model shop last week and the older gentleman working there proudly told me he uses peco code 55 for all his trackwork, but was thoroughly unimpressed when I replied excitedly that my reason for doing so was that I model U.K. Outline (which is basically nonexistent over here). Needless to say, he Models US and has no problem :) Any ideas on which region/companies you might like? I just moved to St Louis and discovered that you can see BNSF, UP, NS, and CSX locos here!!! I'm pretty sure it is the only place in the country with that advantage ;) Happy modeling and feel free to message me with any questions or to pick my brain about US modeling (I certainly needed to pick lots of brains here about where to find UK info!).


Forum member Chetcombe may have something to say about that  ;D ;)
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Re: American stock on PECO track ?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2017, 08:58:57 am »
You should also see CN locos there as well. The only class 1 railway that doesn't run to St. Louis is CP.


Quite right! I have! They slipped my mind :) And yes, no CP, but I'll take 5/6! :D And yes, Chetcombe and a few others of us do it, but you'll never walk into a US model shop and find a used Farish GP tank or a Kestrel or metcalfe kit! The closest you come is the odd Oxford diecast item or (twice now) a PD Marsh set of oil drums. Not to mention I've yet to see a U.K. Outline layout at a show (which I intend to personally rectify one of these days!). :)
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Re: American stock on PECO track ?
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2017, 09:39:00 am »
Oh dear Mr trump will probably have you tarred feathered and run out of town for that one ! :P


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