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bopdoc

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« on: March 15, 2014, 05:35:23 PM »

I am building a Hartford Products Seattle Car and Foundry Log Car, and it calls for two 12" pieces of Code 148 rail. Does anyone know where I might obtain those?
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Chuck N

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 05:58:52 PM »

Code 148 rail might be for "O" gauge.  The code is the height of the rail in thousandth of an inch.  Thus code 250 is 0.250 inches high (1/4").  Your code 148 rail is a shade under 5/32 " high (0.156).  If you can't get code 148, I would think that a rail between 1/12" (0.125) and 5/32" (0.156) would work.

I am not familiar with code rails in HO and O, but it think that something in one of those scales might work.

Chuck

Note added later.

Are you planning to have a loader moving along the cars on the rails?  If so, you will need a rail high enough to accept the flange depth of the wheels.  If not, any small sized rail should work.
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CCSG


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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 03:36:04 AM »

I did a google search and found tha fastracks sells Micro Engineering code 148 rail by the stick. The link is here http://www.handlaidtrack.com/18in-Micro-Engineering-Code-148-Non-Weathered-Rail-p/17-148-c.htm

Could probably buy it from Micro Enginneering also.

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bopdoc

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 10:15:25 AM »

Thanks for the input; I saw Fasttracks webpage, but didn't think they had code 148 rail in G gauge. I will contact them (or Micro Engineering) directly, and see if they have it.
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 11:18:33 AM »

In this instance, the gauge isn't important; just the size of the rail.

Later,

K
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