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Old 09-01-2010, 06:15:37 PM
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This 4' 4 1/2" guage interurban was built by a retired B&N engineer. Even the single cylinder, water cooled engine was hand made. This would be great in my wife's garden if I had track.
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Default Re: garden-size interurban

I'd already be leveling land & laying track if I had a beauty like that!
Took me a minute to understand what you meant at first. Full size trains use 4' 8-1/2" track gauge (56-1/2") I then realized you meant that this was 4' LONG with 4-1/2" track gauge.....
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Default Re: garden-size interurban

That's pretty cool. If I can ever find wheels I could afford I'll be building my own. Hmmm, wonder if I could power one with a Maytag?! lol

Actually, most folks in this scale build elevated tracks and you ride around with your legs hanging off to one side. Track is the easy part, you can make track from flat bar or channel iron.

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Default Re: garden-size interurban

Distance from rail to rail (or outside of the flange to outside of the flange) is 4". The track it's on is wood, made for display. Wheels are cast aluminum.

The picture is of the driving gear with the unit on its side. A wheel is at the bottom.

(To webmaster Some of the responces to this thread are under the trains in the rain thread?)
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