G Scale Model Train Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
On Saturday 23rd of August, Father and Son are going to their first Gauge 3 "Get Together". This will be held at "Mainline Thurnby" at Thurnby in Leicester. We have been there before, but it was not an official function, it was more, (on my part), a fact finding expedition to see is Gauge 3 was even remotely possible in my garden...

I am informed that these things are mainly for live steam locomotives. This is why, (of course), I am taking an NYC "S" Motor - a 2-D0-2 electric locomotive complete with; pantographs and third rail shoes!!!

The Sealed Lead Acid batteries that power "Maude" are charged. I even have a spare fuse. This will the first time that "Maude" has ever been further than 3 yards up and down the test track, (let alone cornered). So, it will be very exciting in more ways than one(!)

I will of course take pictures.

regards

ralph

http://www.mainlinethurnby.org.uk/
 

· Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
RE: Gauge 3 "Get Together"

'Gauge 3' is 63.5mm or 2.5 inches. The scale is 1:22.6 -thus it fits in nicely with my normal 16mm scale of 1:19. There are two main organisations; 'The Gauge 3 Society' and "The National 2 and a Half inch Gauge Association".

The former is more the Modelling and Scenic aspect in that they are mostly of standard gauge locomotives pulling scale carriages and wagons, while the latter more Model Engineeering aspect in that they are supposed to pull their human drivers and are of any std or narrow gauge loco.

I built my first Gauge 3 loco from plans sourced from: "The National 2 and a Half inch Gauge Association". They quite happily supplied them to me and it was very "interesting" to work from plans written in the 1920's.

regards

ralph
 

· Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
RE: Gauge 3 "Get Together"

Well I used up 8 AA batteries doing this so I hope this is worth it!!!

Here are the JPGs -they are large high res. I will leave them here for a month -feel free to grab any that you like.
All the models are hand made and all but one burn coal.

http://www.cabbagepatchrailway.co.uk/mls/

regards

ralph
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top