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- Thank you for the redirection. Very new in the game (since the AGM)
and having now ploughed through the 190 previous messages
highlighting the difficulties relating to outside frames, soldering
and virus problems, think I might abandon the whole idea! But I
might just try your suggestion some time back that a newbie should
attempt a completely unmodified Peco model or two first - I might
catch the same bug that the rest of you seem to be infected with and
which produced the incredible models seen at the AGM.
Serious but silly question from a beginner - to assist with layout
planning - can someone please advise me of the sort of train length
(inches) to be expected in 7mmNG/16.5 assuming a loco and couple of
coaches? Would be grateful.
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- In short, the Peco coaches come out at 3½" and a simple 0-4-0 locomotive at
4" so a loco and two coaches is about 1' long.
Hope this helps and, despite being Sales Officer (Modelling Goods), I am a
totally novice modeller and started out in just exactly the manner that you
- Hi Alan
Welcome to the slightly insane but very friendly world of 7mm NG! Your
question - the answer, I'm afraid, is much like that to "How long is a piece
of string?" However, on the assumption that you're thinking of a 4-coupled
loco & a couple of 4-wheelers, you're probably looking at 11-12 inches;
bogie coaches vary enormously in length, but a 6-coupled loco and a couple
of average-length (whatever that means) bogies will probably occupy about
double that - perhaps a little less. (Now at least half a dozen people will
post to disagree with me!) Hope this helps - best of luck, and don't
hesitate to ask again if you get stuck.