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    • September 2, 2020 3:24 AM EDT
    • Rooster said:
      Ken Brunt said:

       

      Why have we not hooked up with Nate ?

      I only know a few people that run on the Live Steam track. 

      Jerry, Pete and a few others. His name didn't ring a bell. 

    • September 1, 2020 8:55 PM EDT
    • Rooster said:

      Pete ....he's in Wrightsville I'm just outside of Harrisburg and first I have heard of the young man. Just saying and thought Ken might have known him that's all.

      He's arrived like a hurricane, got himself a live steam engine at the age of 15 (?), rebuilt it, fixed up 2 more, and then got interested in larger scales. And that's just my impression from seeing him at steam-ups.

      I don't think Nate even knows LSC exists. He's a very busy guy.  I can drop him a note via MLS about this if you want?

       

    • September 1, 2020 7:02 PM EDT
    • Pete ....he's in Wrightsville I'm just outside of Harrisburg and first I have heard of the young man. Just saying and thought Ken might have known him that's all.

    • August 31, 2020 7:22 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

       

      Why have we not hooked up with Nate ?

    • August 31, 2020 6:06 PM EDT
    • I think that is the same Nate who ran #1 gauge live steamers at the ECLSTS.

      It is indeed. He is a busy young fellow.

       

    • August 31, 2020 2:04 PM EDT
    • Pete;

       

      I think that is the same Nate who ran #1 gauge live steamers at the ECLSTS.  Have not seen many posts by Nate recently, but now I think I understand why.  He has gone from walk beside to ride on.

       

      Regards, David Meashey

    • August 31, 2020 3:08 AM EDT
    • Huzzah!  

    • July 27, 2020 10:41 PM EDT
    • Thanks.

    • July 27, 2020 10:24 AM EDT
    • My pal Jerry (Naptowneng) has a collection of n-scale trains, and one day he pulled out a WM loco. Here it is on my 1:20 EBT flat, being taken back to the shop for repairs.

       

       

      It's clearly ride-on size, and I think I did the math to suggest n-gauge is about 7 1/2" gauge in F scale. (45mm / 9mm = 5, so it's 1/5th the gauge of 3' narrow, or 7.2".)

       

      If you are going to lay a 7 1/2" gauge ride-on in the garden, then you need proper track. N-scale std gauge has small ties, so what you need is Peco 009 (=HOe) narrow gauge.

       

       

      And you discover there are cute little stamers available to run on your 9mm track. This is about the same length as the Wm loco above, and would represent a 1 1/2" scale narrow gauge loco running on 7 1/2" track.

       

    • July 26, 2020 11:09 PM EDT
    • Daniel Collins said:
      Todd Brody said:

      If he used a 1" scale house and Z-scale trains, they would be about 1:18 relative to the house.

      1 / 12 = .0833

      1 / 220 = 0.0045

      0.0833 / 0.0045 = 18.3

       

      Yes, but he has n-scale trains  to work with.

       

       

      OK..., then he needs to use a 2" scale house to represent 1:26.7 which would be about perfect. 

       

    • July 26, 2020 10:53 PM EDT
    • going from a N-scale presenting a largescaletrain, the models representing "1 to 1 scale" should be about "Barbie-scale".

       

      (easy math: 1:160 (N-scale) divided by 1:22.5 (largescale) = about 1:7 scale (figures of 10"))

    • July 26, 2020 10:43 PM EDT
    • Todd Brody said:

      If he used a 1" scale house and Z-scale trains, they would be about 1:18 relative to the house.

      1 / 12 = .0833

      1 / 220 = 0.0045

      0.0833 / 0.0045 = 18.3

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Yes, but he has n-scale trains  to work with.

       

    • July 26, 2020 9:33 PM EDT
    • If he used a 1" scale house and Z-scale trains, they would be about 1:18 relative to the house.

       

      1 / 12 = .0833

       

      1 / 220 = 0.0045

       

      0.0833 / 0.0045 = 18.3

    • July 26, 2020 9:20 PM EDT
    • I passed the info on to my dad. He's off to do some shopping for buildings and figures, scenery, etc.

    • July 26, 2020 9:02 PM EDT
    • Thanks. That answers the question.

    • July 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT
    • One of the modules on our g-scale club layout was a ride-on train setup on an oval....  

      The train was N-scale and matched fairly well as a ride-on...

      Just to give you an opinion..

       

    • July 26, 2020 6:58 PM EDT
    • What Ken said is what I have seen too. Somewhere around Z scale is about the proper ratio, but hey , you can’t get more garden than a train that can carry you and your tools to the garden and back!!! It might be  not enough of a difference to where people notice.