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 Posted: Sun Jun 1st, 2014 03:06 am
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I agree. 1/35 scale is used for models of military thingees, like tanks, ordnance, vehicles, soldiers, etc. It all started back in Japan when Tamiya was putting out their line of military models in the late 50's early 60's. Old man Tamiya decided to use that scale because everything fit into the kit boxes they had available at that time in Japan. 1/32 was just a bit too large. Before that 1/40 was the scale of preference in the 1950's. Tamiya kinda took over military vehicle modeling simply by producing more different goodies than any of the other companies and all other companies soon followed suit. :us:
M scale is fine with me.
Personally I judge accuracy by the three foot method. If it looks good enough from three feet away it is in scale.:old dude:
By the way I have not been on this site for a long while because my hard drive crashed and I got a new compooter but could not remember the name of this forum. One of the joys of getting old, I guess.
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wrote that down on my page of scales:glad::old dude:



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I recall an old MR article where John Armstrong called O scale Outstanding, HO How Ordinary and N was Nothing.... I would call M as Manly the largest non-riding scale. Jose (running for cover after knocking down the wasps nest).



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Mature Manly Models
M x 3 = Works for me too; I mean three.

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I was trying to work out some 1:35 stuff.

I just LOVE imperial scales like 1:48 1:24 1:32 ...

...1:35 ? who the hell figured THAT out !

8.708 mm / foot ... PHOOEY !

It actualy works out to 11/32" per foot ! ...

...Mmmm that's a bit better.

What to call it ? ...

... Armmm ... difficult !

Make a DIY scale-rule with a magnifier to count the 11/32" ...

... BINGO !

Cheers.

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...1:35 ? who the hell figured THAT out !

8.708 mm / foot ... PHOOEY !


I read somewhere that 1:35 was started by Tamiya to fit the shipping boxes they used then. Jose.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 3rd, 2014 02:22 am
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This whole M scale rang a bell in my head. 15 year ago or so my father named that way his scale. 1:10 scale trains running on 10 cm. gauge. The M stands for METRIC. Actually the largest railroad network of Argentina runs on 1 meter gauge. So at that point it seemed pretty logical. L:
But I think your scale is by far much more popular and it looks like the right letter for it too.:2t:

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 Posted: Sun Jan 25th, 2015 06:53 pm
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Oh, no.....another scale/gauge nomenclature to try and remember.....I had put together a matrix based on prototype gauges vs model gauges to show the scale where the two would match up back in the 70's. I looked at it again last week, and realized that many of the scale/gauges I had listed are now known under several other nomenclatures. On30" is also called Oe, Of, On2-1/2, O-16.5 and maybe 7mm, depending on which side of which water one is located. When you talk about "G" a whole new can of worms is opened, much like the HO/OO cans opened prewar. When you throw in (as one must) the English/Imperial and metric systems of measurement, coming up with a world-wide norm for model rail scale/gauge nomenclature becomes difficult.
I like the idea of saying the scale ratio then the gauge modeled, rather than any letter designation. That said, when we have nomenclatures where the scale is some mm to the foot, like the UK likes to do, it gets confusing all over again. If one uses the scale ratio, it matters little whether we are talking about an Imperial or metric basis. 1/48 is 1/48 in any case....measure how you like. The prototype gauges are usually known by the standard measurement in use where that gauge is common or originated, as in our US "standard" gauge of 4'-8 and 1/2 inches, everything else being considered either broad or narrow gauge.
All that said, we are faced with close to a hundred years of scale/gauge designations in common use and we are not going to change that.......
In the case of "M" or 1/35th scale, I don't see any existing track/wheelset/motive power bits that match up with 1/35th exactly....although when cross-gauging we should not be quibbling...
at 1:38th scale ratio, = 15" prototype on HOn3 track
also at 1:38 scale ratio, = 18" on TT track
just over/under 1/36 ratio = 500mm or 20" on Sn3 track
1:36 ratio on HO/OO track = 60cm
1:37 on HO/OO would be close to 2 foot gauge

So, if modeling 1/35th scale ratio, we could use any of the 4 track sizes above and be pretty close to a prototype gauge of 15" to 60cm....
I wonder if anyone has produced a scale ruler in 1/35th?
my 3 cents...
dan
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 Posted: Mon Jan 26th, 2015 05:44 am
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I thought of it as "military" scale as it's an extremely popular scale military modelers...



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