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Old Jun 8, 2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Wheels but not tires - 1:87



HO scale wheels without tires.
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 9:57 AM   #2
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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I knew when I saw "1:87", it had something to do with HO scale railroading. Nice shot of a reefer (I think) with Bettendorf trucks (bogies for you Europeans) and Kadee couplers.

I used to be into model railroading in a big way (HO scale) but now I do all my railroading on the computer with Microsoft Train Simulator. I have done a fairly accurate model of a 20-mile stretch of the Columbia River Gorge in MSTS.

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Old Jun 9, 2009, 2:52 PM   #4
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This shot, in this specific challenge, took me back over 45 years to memories of my Hornby Dublo 3-rail 00-gauge railway, because it's a bogie without tyres on it.

The first model diesel loco Hornby produced was of a 'Deltic', 3300HP loco, British Railways' most powerful type, each of which clocked millions of miles between London & Edinburgh. The model had much the most powerful motor Hornby had ever fitted, inside the largely empty die-cast body. It had so little adhesion, driving tiny bogie wheels instead of model steam engines' large driving wheels, that they fitted rubber tyres to it, giving enormous grip, so it could haul all the rolling stock I owned at once.

So if I'd still owned it, that loco would have been disqualified for its tyres!
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Calr, how did you know it was a reefer? It's an HO model of a C&O reefer.

Alan T, I remember reading about Hornby in one of my model railroading magazines. I think they're still in business. I have an HO EMD F7 diesel engine with rubber tyres. You can always remove the tyres before taking the pictures.
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"Calr, how did you know it was a reefer? It's an HO model of a C&O reefer."

It was more intuition than anything but I think it was the color and the rivet pattern.

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