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Need help and advice
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:38:21 PM »
I hope this is the right place to ask this. If not somebody please advise! I am new to forums and quite new to n guage and just about to add nn3 to my n guage layout.
But its not that simple cos the tramway i am trying to emulate is half sized trams running on 2' 8" gauge track (Seaton to Colyton Tramway)
I have purchased the z guage track and thought i had found the right trams at 1:250 scale but they turned out to be too small for any hope of fitting a motor.
My need is some advice re the kind of tram to be approx right scale (or even just N sized if i have to to accomodate a motor, and where to get a motor for it to run on z gauge flex track (Peco). Plusdo i need different controller for z gauge motor?
I hope someone can help!
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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 08:16:48 PM »
Firstly, welcome aboard.
However, this is well outside my scope of expertise but someone will no doubt pop along later who can help you.
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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 08:42:48 PM »
I think there is as confusion of scales and gauges, plenty of N scale trams, but not compatible with z track.
Z scale trams on an  N  gauge layout would look strange because the vehicles should be about the same size
as N scale , but the track would be narrower. Controllers for N should be ok for Z but not sure.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 08:46:50 PM by Agrippa, Reason: typo »
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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 08:50:20 PM »
I think there is as confusion of scales and gauges, plenty of N scale trams, but not compatible with z track.
Z scale trams on an  N  gauge layout would look strange because the vehicles should about the same size
as N scale , but the track would be narrower. Controllers for N should be ok for Z but not sure.


No the Seaton ones are different - they are basically very large models. That differs from say Birmingham trams which were narrow gauge (and which is why there isn't one running at Crich  :'( )

On chassis see previous reply

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1724.msg179222#msg179222



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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 12:21:04 AM »
Thankyou for the feedback folks, and the link to the reply to my first request which thought had dissappeared into the ether. I am having difficulty with forum type systems and using this iphone thing as well.
I did follow up the morised chassis but one is out of stock and the other was rather vague on cost of shipping and i am far to scottish to agree to an unknown amount. Has anyone successfully removed a motorised chassis from z gauge vehicle and put it in something else like an oxford model or matchbox?
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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 09:17:55 PM »
The Oxford tram is too narrow for the Marklin Z gauge motor. Don't know about some of the newer Rokuhan japanese chassis.

The matchbox one is a bit bigger than N gauge so can just about get a chassis stuffed into it. My measurer says you can *just* stuff a Märklin chassis up it.

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Re: Need help and advice
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
My measurer says you can *just* stuff a Märklin chassis up it.

They don't like it up 'em, Mr. Mainwaring :D

 

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