1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

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jcbrock
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1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by jcbrock » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:01 pm

We briefly discussed what a nice size narrow gauge on 4.75" track was in another thread. I didn't want to hijack it, but here are some examples of 3 foot gauge models I've seen at the St Croix.

First, a couple of the late Dave Gumz with his beautiful equipment. Dave was a joy, one of those guys fired up and running before breakfast.
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Dave Gumz with his ten-wheeler
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Dave Gumz with his Mason Bogie
A couple of Fred Wright's Mogul. Fred also has a 1.5" scale narrow gauge Shay.
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Fred Wright's Mogul
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Fred Wright's Mogul
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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by jcbrock » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:06 pm

Jeff Smith's C-25 2-8-0
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Jeff Smith's C-25 2-8-0
Terry Woolsley's WP&Y diesel
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Terry Woolsley's WP&Y diesel
Tim Olson's K-36 2-8-2
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Tim Olson's K-36
I really don't understand why it is a scale and gauge that hasn't taken off. You can use all the 1.5"/1.6" detail parts that are out there, Jeff Smith makes great DRGW narrow gauge car castings, and it is pretty easy to move and store.
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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by aopagary » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:49 am

jcbrock wrote:I really don't understand why it is a scale and gauge that hasn't taken off. ....
might also be a path to revitalizing the apparently waning interest in 1" scale.

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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by jschoenly » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:21 am

I think it's a great scale. The few people I know in this 1.5" narrow gauge have some of the most interesting equipment and it fits just perfectly for the EBT models I'm hoping to begin in the future. There should be a movement to this! ;)
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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by Ray Cadd » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:34 pm

There are several of us out on the west coast who are currently pursuing 1.5+" narrow gauge for 4.75". Perfect for a backyard railroad.
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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by sabin » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:20 am

Here are some photos of my railroad taken somme years ago by my friend Jack.
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... nd#p165863

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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by DJSteamer3017 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:27 pm

sabin wrote:Here are some photos of my railroad taken somme years ago by my friend Jack.
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... nd#p165863

Jim
I love it Jim. Is the railroad and locomotive still around. I absolutely love 4-3/4" Gauge Railroading. Keep on Steamin' my Friend!!!

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Re: 1.5"/1.6" Narrow Gauge

Post by sabin » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:16 am

DJSteamer3017 wrote:
sabin wrote:Here are some photos of my railroad taken somme years ago by my friend Jack.
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... nd#p165863

Jim
I love it Jim. Is the railroad and locomotive still around. I absolutely love 4-3/4" Gauge Railroading. Keep on Steamin' my Friend!!!

David


Hi David,

The railroad and locomotive (and me) are still here. It's just a loop around the house with a spur. It's amazing how much fun you can have going around in circles. If your ever in Paso Robles Ca. let me know and we can do just that.

Jim

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