Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby TT-SouthAfrica » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:01 am

Hi all, I attended a local hobby show here in South Africa which was held at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa..
Even though no TT stuff (as i've not yet operating a layout to show yet) however some HO/OO and O Scale Hornby Stuff on Display (Tinplate) as well as a Series of N Gauge Guild Modules in operation, there was also a modular layout (HOp) on display which is in the few photos I managed to get from the show...
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HO / HOp SA layout

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Hornby O Scale

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HO/ HOp SA Layout

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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:51 pm

Correctly if I'm wrong but isn't SA the land of the Garratts? That would be a cool model to see.
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby jpachl » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Hi Gareth,

Nice to hear about the growing interest in model railways in SA! The exhibition photos show only layouts with German (wartime) and British prototypes. Were there any SA prototype layouts? BTW, TT scale would be perfect for modelling SA prototype, since, due to Cape Gauge, you could use N scale tracks, bogies, and locomotive drives to build TT scale models.

Next month I will come to SA for a railway conference. Maybe, this will be the start of a cooperation resulting in more frequent visits of the country in the future.

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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby TinGoat » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 am

What is HOp?
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby railtwister » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:39 am

TinGoat wrote:What is HOp?


Hi Ron,

My guess would be HO "Proto" (aka P-87). I do wonder how they can combine it on modules, since neither can run on the other's tracks. Two separate, not connected lines, I suppose?

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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby LVG1 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:10 pm

TinGoat wrote:What is HOp?


I have never heard of that.

But what you can see on the image captioned "H0 / H0p SA layout" seems to be Saxon narrow gauge (NEM H0e / NMRA H0n2.5 [?]).
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby MacG » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:36 pm

H0p is a narrow gauge of H0 - p for "Parkbahn" = park railway
Prototypical track gauge is 381 mm (15in) respectively from 300 mm to smaller than 400 mm and in the model 4,5 mm.
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby TinGoat » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:24 pm

I never realized that there were so many tiny gauges.

MacG wrote:H0p is a narrow gauge of H0 - p for "Parkbahn" = park railway
Prototypical track gauge is 381 mm (15in) respectively from 300 mm to smaller than 400 mm and in the model 4,5 mm.


Very interesting....

Starting at T-Gauge 1:450 - 3mm.

Busch makes the HO Parkbahn 4.5mm gauge.

I'd never heard of ZZ-Gauge 1:300 4.8 mm gauge until just now:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZZ_scale

Z-Gauge 1:220 is 6mm gauge.

The manufacturer, Busch, also has HOf for Feldbahn at 6.5mm gauge....

There's also the N-Gauge 1:160 9mm gauge which is used for TTn42.

With ~5mm gauge you could have TTn2 Maine 2-footers... :twisted:

Does anybody make 7.5mm gauge for TTn3?
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby LVG1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:23 pm

TinGoat wrote:The manufacturer, Busch, also has HOf for Feldbahn at 6.5mm gauge....


H0f is a colloquial designation. The NEM-standardized designation of that gauge is H0i. (NMRA: H0n2)
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Re: Hobby X Model Railway Layout Display

Postby LVG1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:15 pm

TinGoat wrote:With ~5mm gauge you could have TTn2 Maine 2-footers... :twisted:


NEM knows TTi (4.5 mm). :geek:
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