View single post by Si.
 Posted: Mon Apr 24th, 2017 09:18 am
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Hi Michael :wave:

All I can really do, is quote myself, which you may have read in Post 436 :-

" The photo makes the car look a bit big, but this is just the cameras wide-angle lens."

A    v  e  r  y    l  o  n  g   t  i  m  e    a  g  o    I used to make 'Westside Lumber Company' cars in 1:24n3 scale.

I have a large collection of drawings from this time.

Drafted by among others, Russ Simpson & The California Shortline Historical Society.

Quoting Herb, who said :-

" Understanding how the prototype did it, when building your own cars, ensures they look real "

Or something like that.

I couldn't agree more, it is very easy to make engineering blunders, without this kind of research.

More recently, in addition to the inspiration from these old 3' drawings.

I have been following, 'broadly speaking', the general sizes & dimensions ...

... documented by C&S engineers 100-years ago, of 'The Gilpin Tram' cars in 2' gauge.

Plus of course taking 'liberal liberties' in producing my own logging based disconnect style trucks & 4-wheelers ...

... which the 'Gilpin Tram' didn't have.

Except for their 'cutey' snowplough, which Woodie has made a very nice model of ...

... and yer know what, I might have to have a 'bash' at as well.

If you look at the log-car No. TR2549 just behind my 4-wheeler in the Post 436 photo.

It looks the same length as the 4-wheeler.

IN FACT, it is in reality, TWICE the length !

But only JUST behind my 4-wheeler !!

Wolfgang standing between the 2 cars, also looks rather small ( for a 2" guy anyway ).


Especially not ones taken using cellphone cameras, with wide angle lenses !!

Most of my photos look reasonably OK.

But the extra close-up ones, do show the 'wide angle lens effect'.

The further back the camera is from the subject, the less this effect has on the size & perspective.

The short answer is ...

... roughly 5mm sq.




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