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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 07:16 pm
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W C Greene



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Howdy all, consider this also...in a larger scale like 1:35 or 1:32, you actually need LESS to fill a given space. That stated, probably less locomotives and rolling stock to build, less structures since they are larger, adaptability of other scales to modify, etc., and the cost? Once again, that Italiari 1:35 "Field Tool Kit" may cost under 10 bucks USD, if it were available for "model railroad use", it would cost over $50 USD or maybe more. Model railroaders are "used" to paying more for stuff. Figures (even counting the time to modify soldiers) are less and most cases are much better detailed than O scale mens costing a lot more. And so on, so on...
Yes, there's a case for the "in between" scales. Why do I like 1:35? Because it is cheaper, has lots of details, and it probably won't be promoted by big model railroad manufacturers. Imagine Bachmann offering a "1:35n2 Porter 0-4-2t", it would probably cost $400 or so. Hmmmmm...

Woodie



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