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British 2ft Narrow Gauge In 12mm Scale 1:25
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 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 06:58 pm
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Well, the yearn for larger scales has got to me and I'm trying a new variant 12mm scale on 24mm gauge track.
Of course I'm going to 3D print most of it, a test bed for me to develop a chassis design,
that can be used to fit the larger cheap radio control I've been using in HO in small narrow gauge engines.

I'm thinking of building a slate quarry line.  I'm replacing the slate roof on one of our rental houses,
and will have about 3000 used and broken slates !  Seems a shame to waste them !
Track will be handlaid and because everything will be RC, no electrics will be needed.    

Loco parts are currently printing.

And a few short 4w wagons done already.





Hopefully will get this test train together in the next week or so and see if everything I have carefully planned fits together.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 10:15 am
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I had my reasons for choosing 1:25. 
Firstly as I'm going to make everything myself I could use any scale.
Figures and road vehicles I'll probably cheat and use 1:24 ones as near enough.

I wanted a scale that was bigger than On30 or even 1:35 so I could fit RC gear and batteries in easily.
The next common scale used for NG is 16mm scale.
But it's big for indoors and more expensive to 3D print as it's 2.3 times the volume of 12mm scale.

I could have gone for 1/2 inch scale (1:24) but I work in metric.
There is also the practical consideration that I can buy the axles 32mm long ready cut.
Which will work for 24mm gauge but not for the 1 inch gauge needed for 1/2 inch scale. 


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A  4w wagon assembled.




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