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adamski

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« on: February 22, 2007, 10:00:00 AM »

hello all ,i have a g scale coaling station,#1957,the brocher reads g scale but it looks more like o scale,how can i confirm what guage it is?,thanks
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Lee Carlson


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 04:00:02 PM »

Since gauge is the distance between rails, a building would be no
gauge at all.  The tower is the Plasticville theoretical O scale coaling
tower.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 11:14:30 PM »

Dear Adam,
The coaling tower is O Scale. It was included with the original Big Hauler set, which may account for the confusion.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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adamski

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 01:02:32 PM »

thanks  Cool
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David Meashey

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 09:41:24 PM »

Dear Adam;

I used the Bachmann O/S scale coaling tower on my, now dismantled, garden railway as a rock bin.  I plugged the door to the hoist shaft with siding material.  I added breather and exhaust pipes for the "virtual" hoist engine.  I removed every other step from the O scale ladder to the front platform, and fabricated new raised railings.  I also removed the platform and stairs to the hoist shaft door.  Finally, I mounted the whole structure on some 2x4 lumber sections to raise it up and give it a low center of gravity.

You could certainly do the same with a double rock bin.  the photographs below should give you some ideas.  By the way, my coaling tower dates back to when I was about 12 years old, which makes it 49 years old by now!  Shocked





Have fun,
David Meashey
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Paul M.

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 05:24:48 PM »

Looks good, David. I may do something like that for my HO scale layout....

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