Carolina Central Moves to HOn30 Maine

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Been in and out of HOn30 since the early 1970s. Was N-Scaling and got a good deal on the Kato Carolina Central layout about four years ago. Sure looked like HOn30 with the track spacing. Bought some Minitrains and Shapeway HOn30 cars but health problems caused me to shelve model railroading.

2018 was a good health year so returning to model trains tried N-Scale with an attemept at a "door layout" in N-Scale with standard gauge. Trouble is "I see narrow gauge". Various other odd model train ventures intervened. Got a Myner Models Model Power 2-6-0 conversion working. Runs great after a major D-oh moment.

Found that I could make my Kato track look like HOn30 with little effort.

So the layout is still in track planning stages.

Don't model in any scale really, just model stuff that suits me. Better than having a spider farm.

HOn30 is generally loosely modeling Maine two footers on N-Scale Track.

What is HOn30?

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Queensland has a lot of 24" sugar cane track, up and down the eastern side of the state and when it's modelled in HO, yes N's 9mm track is used. Call it modeller's license, "She'll be right", cant be bothered handlaying to scale (7.6mm?), or whatever. It'll do. I suppose if you went to Nn24, you could opt between "Z" or "T" scale track. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.