O27 for 1:24 scale narrow gauge trolley?

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O27 for 1:24 scale narrow gauge trolley?

Postby Nevadablue » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:56 pm

I have a box of O27 stuff that I would like to use for models. I just found this pic... I realize it is standard gauge, but why not a version in narrow gauge. O27 is about 30" in 1:24 I think.

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which says to me "go for it!". I didn't realize that there were such 3 rail setups.

Has anyone here done this? I grew up next to an interurban rail line (long defunct) and actually owned a double arch bridge on the old line for a while. This was not a 3 rail line, but I could use my unlimited model license to bend the truth and model it as a 3 rail line.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:12 am

Whether there was 3 rail narrow gauge like that is beyond my knowledge.
What is known is that there are/were narrow gauge trams and trollies.
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Postby Nevadablue » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:49 am

The guys at ngrm-online posted this link. This is IT. The three rail version is on the list now. :D

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Postby RoGNer » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:55 pm

What a wonderful photograph.

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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:29 pm

Gnice piccy :)

That's Laxey station, that type of car doesn't usually do the full run to Ramsey - it looks like it's arrived from Douglas (to left on photo) and is being turned to head back there, the trolley pole has been turned but the seats are still facing Ramsey.

Btw these are not the most popular type with the crews, the driver has no weather protection and the conductor has to perch precariously on the back handrail when trollying through the twiddly bits on the overhead wires.

Looking forward to seeing a Manx inspired model Ken :cool:
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Postby Nevadablue » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:05 pm

Thanks Ian! I was concerned about operator comfort on the first pic I posted. The second one has no protection as you say. Fair weather trolley. :D
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Postby Nevadablue » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:22 am

Well, this chassis is a BEAST! I've been used to playing with the little HO drives for Gn15 and I think this thing could pull a real train. :shock:

The president of the newly formed Transit Authority called a meeting of key people to show them the new chassis.
There was a LOT of discussion, even they were amazed by the new machine and the plans for it. 8)

Note the official looking tall character on the left. He is the head of security for the Authority and is keeping a close eye on everyone. :wink:

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