Author Topic: 2 Rail O-Scale (P48 Modeling)  (Read 722 times)

Caleb

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2 Rail O-Scale (P48 Modeling)
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:33:23 PM »
I've been trying to decide if I should become "biscalular" and make a 2 Rail O-scale layout along with the current HO layout thats still being built. I realize that you have to convert all the rolling stock to from the O-gauge to the O-"scale" trucks, wheels, and couplers which I'm guessing isn't cheap. I was just wandering if you had to hand-lay all the track or if Atlas or someone makes it and if there are any 2 Rail O-scalers on the forum. I just wanted to see how many there were because another deciding factor is popularity.
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arobb00

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Re: 2 Rail O-Scale (P48 Modeling)
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 09:17:58 AM »
http://www.atlaso.com/o2railnstrack.htm   This is the link to Atlas' 2-rail O track; according to the site it is the only American-prototype 2-rail O track available.

http://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1005-o-scale.aspx    Link to their O-scale page; has 3 levels of product in rolling stock and locos - Trainman, Master and IR (IR looks like 3-rail O-27)

BTW I model HO (or used to); just wanted to help out on the 'what's available' front  ;D

More: Here's an organization promoting O-scale modelers; noticed on page it says there's a national O-scale convention coming to Indianapolis in September.  Might be a good place/time to pick up on what's really available. 
http://www.indyoscalenational.com/index.html

MTH also produces a large line of O-scale products.  Catalog page where you can browse it online is below; I get their catalogs (for the HO stuff... don't currently model but like to look  ;D  however I also get their O catalogs in the mail but I threw the 2 I had away unfortunately).
http://www.mthtrains.com/news/537   Turns out that they do both 2 and 3 rail; according to Walthers online product search MTH has or is also going to make 2-rail track.