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Museum Discussion / Compatibility between 60 cm and 24 in gauge
« on: June 03, 2019, 09:57:04 AM »
This will be my first post in a very long time, but I have technical question that was brought up last night by a friend. Can 60 cm (WW1 Trench Railroad) gauge cars and locomotives run on 24" gauge track? He thought that the 23.622 track gauge would be in tolerance to the nominal 24" but that the wheel back to back spacing might not let the wheels pass through a turnout. Are there any other issues that would be a problem?

Bob Meckley

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Narrow Gauge Convention Tour
« on: August 10, 2016, 01:50:13 PM »
Hello all:
        This will be my first post in a long time but here goes;
With the Narrow Gauge Convention coming up next month is it possible to still drive the ROW from Sandy Creek to Rankin's Mill (with a small detour at Hancock Lake)? I last went with Dana Deering and Mike Fox over part of the ROW and had to swim my jeep across a certain beaver pond that actually dammed both sides of the fill. Any info to tell visitors? I have an open house in Glen NH on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it might be good to know what is open. Back some years ago you could drive through from Rankins Mill (Narrow Gauge Rd) through to Hancock Lake but the steel bridge at Twin Lake had a steep ramp on each side that would stop any regular car. Access to the grade just beyond Bridgeton Jct is the small opening off Rte 113 that cuts through the grade for access to the gravel pit above. The bridge in East Hiram has been closed.

Thanks for any info.
Bob Meckley

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