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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2017 10:15 am
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Doug, those guys look great.  😃
My 0-4-2 Porters have the fuel box on the back, so it's even tighter 🙁



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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2017 10:18 am
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Lee, 
I thought about doing a little cutting, but with the engineer being so exposed it would be pretty noticeable given how much I'd need to cut.
Love your engines, super nice 👍👍



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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2017 11:02 am
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I like the general look (need repaint though) of these guys I got off eBay, but they have some serious issues.

1. The plastic is way to fragile, I broke both of them in the first day 🙁 (Don't drop them)

2. Porter cab is roughly 37 mm (or 6' 3" I'm told) high in side and these fellows are 44 mm, so they must be giants.

I'll have to follow everyone's tips and hunt around for something that's a better fit.
Thanks for all the leads.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2017 11:03 am
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p.S.  sorry about crappy photo

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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2017 03:30 pm
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Well, the Porter's cab is 70" high in 1:48, 66" in 1:45 ( which is true 0 scale for a std. ga. of 1.25" ), and 64" in British 7mm scale ( which also sells as '0' )
These guys are indeed tall in 1:48, but tolerable in 1:45 or 1:43.5 ( some 6' 4" - Big John's size )



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Hi George :wave:



Engine No.13 huh ?

Unlucky for the tall guys ! ;)



I suppose if there were 13" per Foot ...

... those dudes would be a couple o' yards !!



Having said that ...

... putting Helmuts calculations through the abacus ...

... if you allow 3-4" for tallish hats & thick boot soles ...

... they'd probably fit in a std. coffin just fine. ;)



I think as people often say ...

... loco crew can need a bit of styrene 'surgery' to fit sometimes.



Nice figures though George ! :thumb:

More pix. of your landscaping please !! :)



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Si, here's my "layout as I laughingly call it.
It's a compromise between my wanting a train and what the wife will allow in the living room (condo life), so it's part modeling and part decor.
It's still a work in progress, but then again, aren't they all 😁

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Here's a shot of my favorite part so far.  A simple circle track on top of a 3" stone (pink foam) riser.  The center is a 1" deep pit below track level filled with dried Spanish Moss and fake flowers along with a big Buddha type figure.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 19th, 2017 09:36 am
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The figure sitting in the middle is probably playing that tune



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Helmut wrote: The figure sitting in the middle is probably playing that tune

Likely 😁



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