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Author Topic: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!  (Read 374 times)

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Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:48:44 AM »
This is a bid to claim that the best scale is 2mm and the best gauge is 'N'!! What is not to like in N gauge?

I guess that some may disagree?

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/24/n-gauge-railway-modelling

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 08:24:20 AM »
The best Scale is what ever suits you, I do wish I had gone for 2mmFS for my home railway, simply because I didn't scale the maps up before I collected vast amounts of stock, the Shed needed to be 54ft long for EM gauge for my desired station..

Every Scale is a compromise, in N, we generally have to put up with some awful looking  couplings, but we can get away with less detail.


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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 08:38:45 AM »
Yes some excellent photos and layouts are featured as examples of British N, but don't forget the rest of the world :D   
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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 09:41:46 AM »
I wouldn't look at any other gauge, but I don't make it exclusive. Basically I love anything that runs on rails, be it Z, N, OO, O,1 and everything I've missed, up to 1:1.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 02:26:30 PM »
I've been N gauge from my beginning, but on the weekend I finally laid 2 yards of code75 on a plank for a test run of a OO LT Red Pannier (another interest) that has been in the box since 2011. I have a couple of OO LT wagons as well. Hmmm. The (N) force is strong, but I think I'm being seduced by the dark side!

Pity about the OO tension lock couplings! I reckon they are WORSE than the rapido type N gauge couplings. It looks like kadees/microtrains all around!

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 04:35:08 PM »
Scramble the N Gauge Intervention Squad, destination Sydney! :D
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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 01:23:13 AM »
It's not a mayday situation yet, but definitely a pan pan!




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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 07:10:36 AM »
The enemy appears to be of inflated size and like the devil 😈 appears in red. It just needs a pitch-fork! :ngauge: :NGaugersRule:

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:59:47 AM »
It's not a mayday situation yet, but definitely a pan pan!




Mark

pah, you think you have problems  :D

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 09:09:56 AM »
Your Devil seems to have an evil smile on its face.  ;)

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 01:35:21 PM »
Quite a handsome brute...and not confined to tracks? They will take over the world!

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Re: Preaching to the Converted - In Praise of 'N'!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 05:04:10 PM »
Quite a handsome brute...and not confined to tracks? They will take over the world!

They've certainly already largely taken over the freight-train world in this country (albeit in different colours to that one!).

 

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