O scale does exist

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Sat Jan 28 17:09:28 EST 2006

Just to let you know.

O scale two rail NMRA DCC in a garage in Northeast Florida. N&W
freelanced branch. MTH Y6b (original 2 rail) custom built M 4-8-0,
Modified a 1950's Thomas 2-8-0 to represent a G ( eeeh ok) 2 Red
caboose GP 9s with P&D power. Lots of hoppers some correct, many not.
What I would like to see is a correct H2a or HL that doesn't weigh 2
pounds (atlas 2lb fishbelly eeeeh)

Lots of interest and Yeah I'm one of the guys that preordered the
M4-8-0 from Mort at Sunset only to find out a year later he wasn't
going to build it. He has picked some strange engines to build. The
K3 not only proved to be unpopular in real life but also an unfavorable
model to purchase. Right now he's doing another y6b. Why not a z1b

just my 2 cents worth.

Tom Lewis in Jax FL.

-----Original Message-----
From: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
To: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Sent: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 07:52:37 -0500
Subject: O scale does exist

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 merit.
Anybody interested may feel free to contact me personaly.
Robert Starkweather
206 Lagoon Dr.
Northfield, IL. 60093
zybt40 at aol.com

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