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Old 01-13-2019, 07:24 PM
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Found this HO scale GP7 on Ebay some years ago. Here it is shuffling a few hoppers around
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:09 PM
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Nicely weathered hoppers too.

I got tired of looking at the empty bottoms of mine so I built some home-made pipe loads for a couple

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e7&oe=5CB30FEF

And then bit the bullet and bought commercially-made scrap loads for the rest.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...91&oe=5CB899FA
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:34 AM
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As a child, I had this toy too.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:38 AM
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Not a model railroader but I am a miniaturist (I do dollhouse scale, 1:12). There are at least three model railroad shops in my city (including one with a shop dog named Diesel, who is ADORABLE) and they're amazing places to get supplies. Luke Towan on YouTube has also taught me how to do a lot of cool scratch building. If you're on Reddit check out r/modelrailroads

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You're right about it being an obsession, one I've managed to avoid so far (I have more than enough others, thank you very much.)

I get to hear about my co-worker and his obsession with Z scale. Yes, it exists. And it's ridiculously small. Track gauge (distance between the rails) is 6.5mm!
That IS tiny. The guy I watch on Youtube for tips uses HO scale. I don't do trains, I do dollhouse stuff (1:12 or "True Miniature" scale) but there's a LOT of crossover.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:20 AM
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I once saw a Z scale layout inside of a briefcase.

If you really want to see small... Omega scale. The train engine was about the size of a penny.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:31 AM
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Here is omega scale trains. It is 1/384.

T-scale is smaller still at 1/440. The track gauge is 3 mm.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:25 PM
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Omega actually exists? Years ago, I saw a gag article. I was hoping to find the photo. It was a Z scale train next to an over sized penny.

That T scale look really interesting.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:24 AM
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I think I'll stick to "S" for now, if for no other reason than when a screw goes flying off the loco, it doesn't take long to find it!

I still maintain I can quit whenever I want to.

(send help!)
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:27 AM
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I still maintain I can quit whenever I want to.

(send help!)
I've been saying that for 37 years. So far I haven't wanted to.
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