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EF65
Hello,
for my Japan Nn3½ project I construct a special 7mm gauge model track, with Micro Engineering Code 55 tracks.
The turnouts are 18cm or 16cm long.

 
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greeting
 
Sven
 
 
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cteno4

sven,

 

very cool!

 

how are you pulling the wheels in on the power chassises? rebuilding the trucks or is there enough room in there to squeeze things?

 

jeff

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Kabutoni

Awesome project! Please keep us updated on your progress. I'm very curious in how this will turn out.

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EF65

Hello and thank you,

I have old pictures of the bogies and gears. With a file and a scalpel, the webs are built inside narrower. The driving characteristics are thus not affected.

 

Tomix wheel's wife a file edit.

 

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Tomix convert bogies

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Convert Kato bogies

 

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Peco turnout from N code 55 convert to Nn3½ 

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greetings

 

Sven

 

 

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Densha

Wow! You converted N gauge switches to a different gauge! Amazing! Is it now the same gauge as Z gauge or is it exactly 1067mm/160?

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Railtunes

If he's using 7mm track gauge, it's a bit wider than the 6.5mm of Z gauge. It would be correct for 1067mm (3' 6")  gauge at 152.4 scale, which is 2mm/foot scale. If he wanted to do the exact correct gauge for the Japanese N scale of 1:150, the gauge would be 7.1 mm, so 7mm is quite close enough, I reckon!

 

Somewhere on YouTube there are videos of a Japanese modeler who has rebuilt his models to run on the 6.5mm Z gauge track, which would scale to 1:164, also close enough and would allow use of the Rokuhan Z gauge track system, which, along with the Micro-Trains and Peco track components,  is used by N narrow gauge modelers in Europe and the USA for everything from 3 foot to metre to 3'6" gauge at 1:160 scale.

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HantuBlauLOL

bump

 

how's this project going? i'm interrested..

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