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What would be your preferred track width for 28mm gaming

O gauge - 32mm
11 (29.7%)
S gauge - 22.5mm
17 (45.9%)
OO gauge - 19mm
3 (8.1%)
HO gauge - 16.5mm
1 (2.7%)
Other measurement (please state)
5 (13.5%)

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Offline alcal

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 12:51:06 AM »
Hi
I`m creating a Stalingrad game in 28mm and using HO track  but the rolling stock is to small so i`m stripping out old HO stock for the bogies/wheels and making some larger top halfs for them . Nothing to a railway enthusiasts standard but enough for war gaming with.

Cheers AL

Offline Black Burt

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »
I went for O Narrow gauge track as it was easily available for me, with a Bachman loco and rolling stock to run on it just in case I decide to make a working layout some day.

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 11:46:15 AM »
S looks right , O looks too big - make your own - you're talented enough and given the cost of S gauge yours may be cheaper :D
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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2017, 07:05:40 PM »
Yes, S is the winner.

One idea I've been tinkering with is buying and converting (mostly "Europeanizing") an American Flyer for the loco and then seeing if I can use Lego wheels as a basis for scratchbuilt cars. Not sure if the flanges would be too big on my S track though.

Anyway, it's a daunting enough project that the train aspect of my railroad stuff has been pushed to the backburner. But in the near to mid term I'd like to at least base my track so as to have it for terrain.

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 07:08:43 PM »
Still debating on this but thanks for the continued replies.

Got to get Salute out the way first though.

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James

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2017, 06:51:33 PM »
Any idea what gauge(s) are offered by Customeeple and Sarissa?

Offline alcal

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2017, 11:29:11 PM »
If it helps here is my `get by`

Cheers AL

Hi
 Needed to create some rolling stock for the boards, the scale is a bit mixed up but here goes:
Russia is narrow gauge in WW2 so HO/OO track is fine but I needed `O `gauge or `ON 30 `Gauge for the carriages. So I cracked of the bogies of HO/OO to match the track and hand built some quick carriages to reach the scale I needed.
Still have to do a couple of flat cars but under advise for my m8 Ade waiting for the early T34`s before sorting theses out.

The open top carriages are metal and will be a grey colour but the rest are wooden and will be a weathered darkish red.

Cheers AL











Offline FramFramson

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2017, 08:01:17 AM »
Looking excellent! Very much along the lines of something I'm assuming I'll have to do - rebuild existing wheels and scratchbuild the carriages above.

Offline alcal

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2017, 08:32:45 AM »

Offline Michi

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2017, 08:39:00 AM »

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 08:43:44 AM »
Looks just the part! Great stuff.

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Re: A question of gauge
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 12:55:26 PM »
Spectacular!
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