A wish list for large scale castings

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Post by NP317 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:44 am

When you say "...with a 1 1/2" pocket..."
Are you referring to 1-1/2" diameter pocket
or 1 1/2" scale?
Confusing language. Or I need more coffee.
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Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Post by Glenn Brooks » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:34 am

Russ, more coffee is always a good thing. But want I did mean to say is the diameter of the pocket itself should be around 1 1/4 to 1 1/2”. It needs enuf circumference to hold an actual pole. Actually I suppose it could be smaller if one tapers the pole...

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Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Post by NP317 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:48 pm

Thanks for the clarification.
:lol:
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Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Post by OddDuck » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Poling pockets? Easy peasy. Those might be out sooner than you think.... Keep 'em comin', guys! I already have those in 1.5"ish, by the by.
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Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Post by ChipsAhoy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:58 pm

mattmason wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:22 pm
That's awesome Scotty. I will look for your PM. I have a ton of wheels, just no frames--yet..
Matt:
We have the first set done. I will PM you photos and info. I don't wish to hijack this thread.
Scotty

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