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    MR or NScale?

    I know that feeling. I have several of those boxes I am going to move for the last time soon.

    If model railroader would offer a digital

    pbender Today, 02:14 PM Go to last post

    MR or NScale?

    I had either subscriptions, or bought single issues at stores for forty years. I must have dragged around six to eight boxes every time I moved. Nice

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    MR or NScale?

    I have subscriptions to both, and enjoy both of them very much. I had the opportunity to visit the MR offices a fortnight ago, and loved it. Everyone

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    MR or NScale?

    Perhaps you need a travelling layout!


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    MR or NScale?

    I can't speak for others, but I mention price only in the context of ROI vs. the other items you mentioned regarding content. My recent personal experience

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  • Trackmobile

    OK, I'll start reposting the construction photos here. This shows the basic Kato 11-103 or 11-104 chassis filed down to the basic elements. The Bachman greyhound bus tire (which normally is way oversize for anything) is on the left, and it is filed down thinner. The difference between the stock Kato 42" wheel and the 11-105 27" wheel is shown at right, yes, it really does make that much difference.


    This shows how really simple the start is; three pieces of styrene, one for the deck and two sides, and then the truck tires glued on:

    Comments 6 Comments
    1. MooseID's Avatar
      MooseID -
      Looking good. More, please.
    1. mariuszjj's Avatar
      mariuszjj -
      cool keep it coming .... want to see when done...
    1. randgust's Avatar
      randgust -
      I'm not sure who is moving this over to this article....but there's a full thread under the 'motive power/diesel' area where I was posting it.

      BTW, I did this...wow... about 2005 maybe?
    1. daniel_leavitt2000's Avatar
      daniel_leavitt2000 -
      Wow, zombie thread!
    1. rsn48's Avatar
      rsn48 -
      What scale would be good.
    1. Graeme's Avatar
      Graeme -
      Thanks, until now I didn't realise Kato did the wheelsets in different sizes, I have attempted something like this but found it 'out of size' mainly due to the rail wheels being too big. I will try again with sourcing the smaller diameter wheels.