N Scale Traction Modelers

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by railohio, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    I quickly scanned through the forum listing and didn't see any threads already for N scale modelers; I apologize if this is a duplicate thread.

    Are there any N scale traction modelers out there in Gaugeland? Am I crazy for even contemplating such a thing? The Bachmann Brill trolleys are still available although their PCC cars seem to have gone missing. Are there any other juice models available in N scale? I'm interesting in modeling a freelance Midwestern interurban in the late 1940s. Are there any Internet resources specifically for N scale traction modelers? I didn't turn anything up with a quick Google search. Thanks for the help!
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Check ebay there are 3 PCC and a few brills.
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    If you are still interested Brian here is a link .
  5. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    I hear it has been done, but the idea of doing overhead in N scale gives me the heebie-jeebies...it's enough of a precision operation in HO scale! I imagine for someone who does microsurgery it might be an entertaining pastime. Scratchbuilding interurban cars would be kind of a fun challenge--fairly easy to use B-B diesel loco innards with a seriously bashed exterior.
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    I was thinking about bashing interurbans out of Life-Like switcher chassis. It probably wouldn't be much more than an oval of track and a diamond to add some interference to my planned shortline. Still would be a nice touch to add to the layout, though!
  7. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    True enough...not sure if anyone makes wood-sided passenger cars in N scale, but one might make a good starting point for something like a Jewett interurban.
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Sounds like a challenging but excellent project Brian. Good luck and keep us posted. :D

  9. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    Yes Brian there are N scale traction modellers. There is a fairly active N scale traction group on Yahoo:


    Bachmann and Model Power cars were notorious poor runners. Bachmann cars have plastic gears just like the HO scale Bachmann trolleys. There are some Japanese trolley cars that are of better quality but in short supply over here. But the Yahoo group has an article on remotoring Bachmann's in the files section.

    In the files section of Yahoo group look for file 05. This contains an Ncat Overhead 101 article with colour photos of erecting N scale overhead. It's a very well done article. :thumb:
  10. TrainGuyRom

    TrainGuyRom Member

    Bachmann makes an N-scale starter kit with two older coaches, and a combine. it is set #14004. In the 2008 catolog it costs $150.00 It comes with a 4-4-0, 34"x24" loop of track, & throttle

    Geez I really sound like a sales person.

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