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Old 12-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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I have a Shay (2 truck by Sprectum), it's 1;43 and runs on HO track, they called it on30
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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Here's my HO/HOn30 side by side...



1:48 O scale, 1:87 HO scale, 1:160 N scale...

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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BK it's O scale; the "n" is a common notation to indicate that the model is narrow gauge. In this case, the gauge is the same as HO, but the model is O scale.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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Thank you.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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This is where I got the On30 from.



And here is the Shay On30 in comparison to my Atlas HO



Had to make my tunnel taller to take the Shay.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #16
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I would love a good Warbonnet, I have one for HO but it's in rough shape...
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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This answers alot of questions. THANKS!!!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #18
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I recently sent a 2 pack of Cobra Head Street Lights to a guy in Canada and he said they were a little big for HO. I was told by others that they were nice lights and 4 inches was about right for city street lights. I also compared them to lights I saw in a hobby shop and they were the same size. Is 4 inches right? Frank's HO SCALE LIGHTING and BILLBOARDS at http://www.hoscalelighting.com
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #19
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That would be about 29 feet to scale, probably scale for the taller lights, but it depends on the style they were.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #20
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I know this an older post, but I had to get my 2c in. As I understand, HOn3 (commonly called 'narrow gauge') refers to the width between the rails and therefore the engines (and rolling stock) that can ride on them. HOn3 refers to a 3 foot (or 36 inch) width between rails, while HOn30 implies 30 inches between rails. An On3 would be 3 SCALE feet between the rails.
As it turns out, O narrow gauge can use standard HO track, and HO narrow gauge can use standard N gauge track.
BTW, great scale comparison photos! Wish I had seen them when I was younger. That distinction drove me nuts as a kid.

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