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|Posted: Mon Apr 24th, 2017 09:18 am||
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 ).
NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE IN PHOTOS !
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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