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O Scale Railroader Not An N Scale Fan

William writes:

“Good grief! I just bought my first N scale train, (and my last). I’m a Lionel guy and this is ridiculous! The only saving grace is my Bachmann train came with an extra set of Rapido couplers. Why do they make things so difficult?”

You are welcome to share your thoughts and personal experiences below.

4 Responses to O Scale Railroader Not An N Scale Fan

  • Dale says:

    O scale? Ridiculous! 😉

    In N scale, I had a complete town on my layout in the length of less than four O scale boxcars. Fortunately, my eyes are still fairly good (and magnifiers are useful!) and my hands are mostly steady, even at my age (72). On the other hand, I wish I had the space for an O scale layout; it’d be an awesome N scale empire.

  • Jay Ross says:

    For N scale, I would avoid the Rapido Couplers. Micro Trains knuckle couplers are the way to go. You can buy Kay Dee Micro trains and many others that now have the knuckle couplers on them, you can even buy the couplers separate, and install them yourself.

  • william howard says:

    I am currently 70 years old, and yes my eyes fail me at times, but I still prefer my N gauge trains. I can do so much more in a smaller space. I started in N gauge back in the early 1970’s, and still love my trains.

  • Ray says:

    You obviously live in the past sticking with old O gauge. With N scale a whole new world opens with mountains and valleys,long trains and fabulous detail. This is 2022 not 1940.

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