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Author Topic: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)  (Read 9903 times)

Offline Michi

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0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:42:38 PM »


My latest purchase: Fleischmann 0e gauge Reichsbahn train (out of production, but common on ebay)



The actual thing is Austrian 760mm narrow gauge, but similar trains ran on Saxon 750mm gauge too.
The Steyr is 1/48 scale and shown for size, as is the 28mm Reaper mini.



The van has sliding doors and a removable roof (the engine´s roof is removable as well):









Comparison shots of 0n30 gauge US train and 0e German train (both run on H0/00 gauge tracks):









The planked walls (and brake man cabs) of the open cars can be removed to turn them into flatcars, what makes them very useful for military loads.





They go well together in scale, but would have never been coupled in history...


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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 02:17:24 PM »
Hi Michi,

That's a nice purchase and it works well with your excellent vehicle.Thanks for putting the comparison shots in as well. The Oe loco always looked a bit 1:35th scale to me, but your photo proves otherwise.

Looking forward to seeing the end product ;)

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 05:28:18 PM »
Looks great.
Just out of interest, what was your search that came up with that result ?
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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 06:17:26 PM »
what was your search that came up with that result ?

I do not exactly understand the question.
I was on no searching mission. I was aware of the existence of the model trains in 0e gauge for years and have now decided to buy some for interwar and weird world war 2 settings in Germany, because the Americans trains I had would look out of place there and I find 0 standard gauge too big for use with 28mm figures. former user does not, I know, but I do. It just looks odd to me. The smaller narrow gauge trains look more right to me...

If you just wanted to know how to find stuff like that, you should have known gauge, manufacturer or brand name (0e model trains, Fleischmann, Magic Train) and browse Ebay Germany for it.

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 06:40:13 PM »
great find, Michi! EXACTLY what I was looking out for.

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 04:26:19 AM »
Just out of interest, what was your search that came up with that result ?

If you're searching on eBay, search for "Magic Train" - that was the name of the Fleischmann Oe scale product line.

Oe scale are 1:45, and on HO track comes out to about 750mm ("narrow") gauge (about 2 1/2 feet).

I have the loco pictured above, and have been considering making a card "shell" that would fit down over the locomotive - instant RCW armored loco. Then I'd make armored bodies for a couple of flat cars for the gun carriages.

My hangup, for RCW, is that Russian railways are "broad gauge" - or 1524mm vs standard gauge at 1435mm. So HO track is already too narrow in 1/87 scale - all that technical stuff aside, I think HO track just looks too narrow next to a 28mm figure.

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 01:40:09 PM »
I think HO track just looks too narrow next to a 28mm figure.


I agree, if you talk about H0 for a standard gauge. If you consider it as narrow gauge I find it fits quite well:
















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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 01:48:01 PM »

I find it matches scales for gaming. This is what I have painted now:















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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 03:26:38 PM »
awesome, as usual

I'm never going to catch up on You....
please explain
what is the difference between On30 and 0e actually?
never understood in spite of researching a lot...
must have been expensive the lot

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 08:23:18 PM »
what is the difference between On30 and 0e actually?

0n30 is American 3ft gauge in 1/48 scale
0e is European 750/760mm gauge in 1/45 scale

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 08:49:13 PM »
OK
so both are running on HO track then?
and are thought to represent narrow gauge?

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010, 09:08:53 PM »
so both are running on HO track then?
and are thought to represent narrow gauge?

Yes and yes, both is correct.

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 09:22:15 PM »
I see
so, just the right thing for Your collection, nothing for mine   ;)

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 02:27:00 AM »
Michi, those are some beautifully weathered locos and rolling stock, well done!

Since I was thinking of using mine for a Russian Armored Train, that is why I thought the track would look a bit narrow. But for use with WW2 Germans, I agree it is much more appropriate. And I love German narrow gauge (Schmalspurbahn  :-*). I may try to convert mine anyway though.

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Re: 0e gauge vs. 0n30 gauge (both for H0/00 tracks)
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 08:10:29 AM »
All Hail the mighty Fleischmann Train, looking fantastic. I love it!
Oh sure. Everybody's in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a Great White Shark, ooh, suddenly you've gone too far

 

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