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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2009 11:10 am
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Woo Hoo!  We made the grade!:glad::Woohoo:

I am probably being really picky, here....  "G" Scale is properly 1:22.5, on 45 mm track and represents the European meter gauge.  That is the problem with Large Scale, nobody really knows what we are talking about.

Scales that run on 45mm (inch and 3/4s) gauge track (properly called 1 Gauge):

  No. 1 Scale = 1:32  Very close to standard gauge, but slightly wide.
 
  "A" Scale    = 1:29  Represents standard gauge, but the track is 4 scale inches too narrow.  This really upsets some.

  "Half inch"  = 1:24  Represents 42 inch narrow gauge.  A lot of our "Store bought" structures are built to this scale, satisfying no one.

  "G Scale"  = 1:22.5, representing European narrow gauge running on meter gauge track.

   "F" Scale"  = 1:20.3  Represents Narrow Gauge on 36 inch gauge track.

   "7/8 Scale"  = 1:13.8  represents 15 inch gauge track.   Really large size, small industrial or mining stuff.

Now you can see why we just call it "Large Scale," though "G Gauge" or "G Scale" are accepted when talking to the unwashed.  :)

And, yes, I mix scales.  I run 1:29, 1:24, 1:22.5, and even 1:20.3.  Just not at the same time.  It's my railroad, my fantasy.;)

No, I don't count rivets, though I do carry a bag full of rivets at shows to give to those who like to do that.(_!_)

More, later.
 

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Keep posten Steve

Ya got our sense of humor!!;)



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7/8ths (aka SE) comes in different varieties. I happen to model in 7/8n2 where 45mm track represents 2 feet guage.

I hang out on more on a forum dedicated to SE but will pop my head in here once in awhile just to see what mayhem Woodie is up to. :)

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Well, there you have it, more confusion.  And you wonder why Large Scalers walk around with a glazed look in their eyes.:Woohoo:



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SteveF wrote: Well, there you have it, more confusion.  And you wonder why Large Scalers walk around with a glazed look in their eyes.:Woohoo:


I've always liked using the scale/guage method for an exact description of what I model. For me that would be 13.7n2.

The confusion comes from the habit model railroaders have gotten into of assigning a letter to one particular scale based on track width. I don't see it ever being resolved.:Hmm:



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I hear you, Dwayne.
But, it does keep things interesting.  :Doh:

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Now you both got me confused!

I.75 #1 Gauge X 13.8= 25.8" prototype = kinda sloppy for 15" gauge

                           BUT

1.75 #1 Gauge X 13.7= 23.7  prototype = close enough for 24 ft

                           AND

If you had both scale rules you better paint them different colors, 'cause you sure as heck ain't gonna tell them apart any other way


Or----Am I just adding to the cornfusen?  :Doh:  never was much good at cypheren


Think that I'll stick to O where everybody knows that 1.25 isn't 56.5


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Herb, all I know is that in 7/8ths... seven eighths of an inch is equal to one foot. That makes it 1:13.7  With "G" scale track being 45mm wide at the railheads, this works out to 2 feet in this scale. Clear as mud if you wear these special sunglasses. :cool:



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Good points Steve!

I adjusted the forums name to reflect these variances.  :thumb:



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ebtm3 wrote:

Think that I'll stick to O where everybody knows that 1.25 isn't 56.5


Herb:old dude:

If you use the proper Zero scale of 1:43.5, then 1.25 inches does equal 56.5 inches.  See how it all works out?  :Doh: :Crazy:

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