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The reason I ask... I have a 28" x 48" credenza in my home office I am thinking of adding HO or N oval to.

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Sold most of my other stuff (G, HO, N) before moving but found a box of HO afterwards. Have a closet full of O Gauge but nothing running yet. I need to work on that!
 

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Before I settled on 3rs, I dabbled in HO, N, HO9 and even 2-rail scale. I still have it all, but havent run any of it in years.
 

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28" you'll want to stick to N scale. That's not wide enough for an HO curve

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I thought I saw somewhere that Kato had a smaller radius track that would fit??
 

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I thought I saw somewhere that Kato had a smaller radius track that would fit??
14-9/16" is the smallest I believe. The better question though is what you plan to run on that small of a curve? 15" radius is about the tightest that most locos will take, at least for a full turn. Maybe a small switcher?? Id stick to N if you want to run anything of normal size.

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14-9/16" is the smallest I believe. The better question though is what you plan to run on that small of a curve? 15" radius is about the tightest that most locos will take, at least for a full turn. Maybe a small switcher?? Id stick to N if you want to run anything of normal size.
Looks like N it is. Best part it will force me to keep my credenza a lot cleaner than it been!! A visit to Lombard Hobbies in the AM. Thank You!!
 

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If you have an O gauge layout now you could add On30. That could added to your other layout later.

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Looks like N it is. Best part it will force me to keep my credenza a lot cleaner than it been!! A visit to Lombard Hobbies in the AM. Thank You!!
N will look better in that small space and it will be easier to add options tunnel, grade, etc. A gent was running N on half his small vendor table. a little grade on a mountain pass, nice.

And you already have the big boy's trains ;)
 

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If you have an O gauge layout now you could add On30. That could added to your other layout later.

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Pete and others... I must have the only midwest home with no basement. One of the reasons I succumbed and finally joined a club. Retirement is a couple years away and where we hope to end up, no basements there either.

The N gauge could offer a little diversion...
 

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I still have and run trains on my garden railway layout.

 
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I have some American Flyer S gauge which may get a loop on my O gauge layout - dunno yet. There's some some old Standard Gauge which I also like, plus some G scale kicking around. Tried N scale years ago - it's all gone now, drove me nuts. I'm also part of a local club that's mostly HO and N - I may yet convert them to the O dark side...
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I went to a local hobby shop that specializes in HO & N. Three guys behind the counter, all head down, two guys in the back sorting through inventory and a 17 year old young man answering all the phone calls. Walked around the store aimlessly for about 15 minutes, tried to get someone's attention without yelling or giving them whack, nothing... Went home...

I'll probably go back next weekend as they have a Kato set on sale that looks like it will fill my needs for now...
 

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I went to a local hobby shop that specializes in HO & N. Three guys behind the counter, all head down, two guys in the back sorting through inventory and a 17 year old young man answering all the phone calls. Walked around the store aimlessly for about 15 minutes, tried to get someone's attention without yelling or giving them whack, nothing... Went home...

I'll probably go back next weekend as they have a Kato set on sale that looks like it will fill my needs for now...
That's one reason I prefer to buy on-line. The other is that a visit to a local hobby shop the other day indicated just how much people don't care about their health or anyones else for that matter. Not a single person behind any of the counters was wearing a mask. For that matter, other than myself, no one else had a mask on. Only as I was leaving the store did I see a father and young son walking in masked up.
 

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Bought the N scale set today and set it up in about 10 minutes! Fits on my home office credenza perfectly!! Sure runs quieter than O.

Now to buy the passenger car interior light set!!
 
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