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Old 14th January 2006, 17:31   #1
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Hi guys,
I have been searching for a while now and figured it is time too ask here. I was wondering if it was at all possible to get a K-20 class loco. Like a K-27 or K-28 in HO Scale. I know the Dark Side has um and HOn3, but I would really be happy if I could find some in HO. I would appreciate any help I could get.
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Old 14th January 2006, 21:58   #2
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The K Class loco like the K-27 and K-36 was never made in standard gauge so I feel that you will never see one on HO scale. But there it would be OK if you had dual gauge so you could have a K.

Food for thought.

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Old 15th January 2006, 00:42   #3
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I was thinking the same Stuart. I appreciate the help as well. I always thought about doing a narrow guage railroad, but was told it was probably not safe for beginners. Well, guess I'll have to decide on this one.
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Old 15th January 2006, 14:06   #4
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Not safe for beginners, poppycock !!!

Why not, it just a narrow, everything is still the same (HO buildings, HO people, HO everything) just the track and rolling/locos are smaller.

If you feel the need to do NARROW GAUGE, go for it, you will have a ball.


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Old 15th January 2006, 15:58   #5
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Chris,
The K27 was the smallest 2-8-2 on the D&RGW.* All of the other "K" class Mikado's, both narrow and standard gauge were bigger.* I don't know if you are familiar with the Rio Grande's classification system.* The letter represents the type of locomotive, in this case a 2-8-2 Mikado "K" class.* The 2 digit number represents the tractive effort in thousands of pounds, i.e. 27 for 27,000 lbs.
If you want a "K20" class locomotive all you would need to do is to stick a 2 wheel trailing truck under a C18, "C" 2-8-0 Consolidation, "18" 18,000 lbs of tractive effort, and call it one.

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Old 15th January 2006, 16:52   #6
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Thanks alot guys! I feel I need to do narrow guage because of the area I am modeling. That being Cranberry Creek, which is located in the Adirondacks, probably a location were standard guage would not do well. Thanks to Tileguy (Todd) for showing me a couple of links, it seems that most of them in New York were in fact Narrow Guage, one was pretty much the same as ON30 . But if I have to go HO, I guess there is no way around it. But if I get the chance, I am thinking ON30 would be the best choice
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Old 15th January 2006, 22:25   #7
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Not safe what does that mean anyhow if we stuck to safe things we would be bored and never learn much.
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Old 16th January 2006, 00:16   #8
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well guys I am definately considering ON30. It seems HOn3 is just a little to expensive Don't want to be spending all that money just on those locos. To me it seems ON30 is fairly priced
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Old 16th January 2006, 01:03   #9
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It looks like another stepping sideways to the dark side. On30 is getting a lot of nice ready to run stuff available. It's only a matter of time and most items will be off the shelf at prices that we all can afford.
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Old 16th January 2006, 05:32   #10
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Hi Chris
If you are already modeling in HO you could add HOn30 to it and still get away cheap by using altered N scale motive power and rolling stock. Not sure if they make a 2-8-0 in N scale that you might be able to alter into a K engine or not. Or you could model the 2' lines of Maine. They had 0-4-4, 2-4-4, and 2-6-0 style motive power. A lot people modeling in HOn30 scale use 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 to alter into motive power that gives you the feel of the narrow gauge of Maine.* If I ever get up into the attic I might be able to find some stuff that I built back in the 70's, if it is still in good shape and I still have it. And post some pics. If you can pretend 30" gauge is 3' then you should be able to pretend 30" is 2'. It is only 6" either way. Just a thought.

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