TT scale or not?

TT scale or not?

Postby Bernd » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:41 pm

I stopped by my favorite train guy and he gave me with this.

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Here is a comparison with other equipment.

N scale:

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Next to a Gold Coast boxcar.

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Is it TT scale or not?

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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby areibel » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:01 pm

It looks like a Maisto hopper, something like 1:131 or something odd like that. They're actually real close to TT, just a bit undersized but can be used just by swapping the trucks and couplers, the hoppers and tank cars don't look too bad. There are boxcars and cabooses that are more obvious as too small but make OK runners, and they made a diesel (a GP40 maybe?) that is off but you can see the possibilities.
Too bad that a company like that wouldn't have done a tiny bit of research before they made them- the differences in the molds would have been minimal to make them TT. And they originally sold in toy stores and Wallyworld for 99 cents, it would have been nice to have something that was out of the package ready for TT.
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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby Arseny » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:02 pm

Maybe it's Maisto toy car? They are 1:131 scale. I beleive you can use it for TT if you use proper bogies.
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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:19 pm

Looks like a Maisto car. There's a picture of one converted to tt scale coupled to an HP boxcar in my photo album in the gallery....DaveB
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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:12 pm

That is indeed a Maisto 1:131 "On Track" railcar.

I have two of the same car on hand, so I can vouch for that assessment.
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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby Bernd » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:16 pm

You guys impress me. Right on. It's a "Maisto 1:131".

My collections of odds and ends is adding up. Going to try some scratch building in the future. I need to look for an older MR to remember how it was done. I remember the names of some like "Freight cars by the half dozen".

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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:43 pm

Bernd wrote:You guys impress me. Right on. It's a "Maisto 1:131".

My collections of odds and ends is adding up. Going to try some scratch building in the future. I need to look for an older MR to remember how it was done. I remember the names of some like "Freight cars by the half dozen".

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Look for the issues of Model Railroader from the 1950s, there was a series called "Dollar Cars" or something of that sort.
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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby Bernd » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:12 am

CaTTwoman281 wrote:Look for the issues of Model Railroader from the 1950s, there was a series called "Dollar Cars" or something of that sort.


"The Dollar Model", remember it well. Have issues that got back to the 40's, not every one, but quite a few.

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Re: TT scale or not?

Postby ConnRiver » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:55 pm

I'm sure I have a book here composed of Dollar Car modeling articles. Let me see. . . .

Yeah, found it on my model railroading book shelves (next to the paperback book, "The Pentagon Papers" . . . got no idea how that got there!?). Here's the Kalmbach book information:

Easy-To-Build Model Railroad Freight Cars - 24 "Dollar Car Projects" from the pages of Model Railroader; $3 (1971)

Flat cars, gons, box cars, stock car, reefers, hoppers/cvd hoppers, tank cars, cabeese. Lots of nifty detailing tips, I see, riffling through the book. Such as converting staples to grab irons and steps.

Maybe this book is only one compilation of Dollar Car Projects?

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