O scale

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Sat Jan 28 14:51:48 EST 2006

Dear All,

The main problem would appear to be that of communication.
We all wait for news of N & W O-scale equipment in the Arrow, but none
appears. Perhaps it's our fault for waiting for others to do the reviews, or
relay the announcements, of new products. Whilst realising it's human nature
to stand back, we have to pull our weight as well. Lest you think me pious,
I've never contributed either.

There's loads of stuff out there.
The Atlas SD35 and GP35 in N & W liveries - two different periods - have
only just been dropped. The SD40 is due this month. Not forgetting Sunset's
imminent Y6b, and the proposed K2a....allbeit some would regard this as
chequebook modelling. Still, you can't take it with you, as they say.
The Weaver light pacific is a passing likeness to the E2a, and in N & W

The problem over here in the UK is getting the stuff. Not forgetting that
virtually everybody over here is 2-rail.

The challenge is to the post news on this site, or for the for the more
tenacious, to write a review in the Arrow.

The O Scale Trains magazine is expensive, but well produced.

Very best wishes,
Peter Prydderch, Stockport, UK
ppltd at btinternet.com

>From: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org

>Reply-To: N and W Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>

>To: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org

>Subject: O scale does exist

>Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 07:52:37 -0500




>There seems to be no intrest in, or at least no inclusion

>of, anything but HO scale modeling. Having been a HO modeler since the

>mid fifties I applaud this participation in what has been an enjoyable

>hobby for me for many years. However, for various reasons I, have in the

>last ten years or so, developed a real intrest and participation in O

>guage. I have concentrated on the the three rail equipment now becoming

>available. I am not talking about the toy type trainset equipment arround

>the Christmas tree.


>   There are several companies such as MTH, Lionel, and Sunset

>now producing equipment that is well detailed and very close to scale.

>Having growen up in HO I am somewhat of a rivit counter but still find

>these models quite satisfying.The sheer bulk of this equipment more

>accurately represents the "presence" of these steam giants. A 2

>1/2' long Y6b might even look great on your wall as a static model.


>  I would like to hear from any one interested in O guage, 2 or 3

>rail with the idea of prodding the powers at be to produce more NW

>equipment. For example Sunset recently did not go foreward with

>production some M1 and M2 twelve wheelers due to a lack of interest.

>There is still a chance that this production run may still come to pass

>and it seems to me that this group could well be a source of interested



>   I do not propose that this be sproject sponsered by the

>Historical Society. I just want everyone be aware of product that is, or

>could be, available. Clearly the society ha a vested interest in HO.

>There is nothing wrong with this but expanding one's interests has some



>   Anybody interested may feel free to contact me




>Robert Starkweather



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