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  • Woodie Greene
    Feb 1, 2010
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      On the "scale issue" 1:32/1:34/1:35...most items from 1:32 and 1:35 can be used together, the one "glaring" difference is in automobiles. I tend to use 1:32 scale die cast autos & trucks since they are readily available and inexpensive, 1:32 auto kits also. There are some fine 1:35 trucks made for military uses which are large enough to fit into the scene. I bought a 1:35 scale Model T kit which was a WW1 ambulance wagon, built it, and then compared it to a nice die cast or Lindberg kit for a 1:32 Model T and there was a very noticable difference! The 1:35 kit was then used for a trackside "junk" scene. This may be the one example I have seen of a scale difference. Human figures come in various sizes so mixing the scales is no big deal. However, as I stated a while back, the nice Preiser 1:32 figures seem to be modeled on very tall males. Their female figures fit quite well with 1:35 figures...but the men look to be US basketball star material in
      comparison. By using 1:35 as my "default" scale, I can run Shay locomotives, Garratts, etc. on 16.5MM gauge-24" gauge but changed to 1:32 scale, such motive power would be a little large for 20" gauge. Just my observations. Woodie

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      > From: daniel caso <d.caso@...>
      > Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Which scale ( Was : Priming MDF)
      > To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 4:41 AM
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      > Ian:
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      >      That is a good tip. Thank you.
      >      Do you know about any other
      > modellers modelling 9mm scale on 16,5mm track?
      >      In 1/34 600mm gauge would be
      > 17,6mm, not so far from 16,5mm. Not bad at all.
      >      Do you have any links to 9mmscale
      > producers so I can see what is available?
      >      I think I am a member of a 9mm
      > scale yahoo group but, sorry to say, I joined just with the
      > aim of promoting the now gone FCALV project.
      >      I'll take a look at that now
      > but any other information will be welcome.
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      >      Thank you
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      > --- On Mon, 2/1/10, ianj0trains <ianaj@three.
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      > From: ianj0trains <ianaj@three. com.au>
      > Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] Which scale ( Was : Priming
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      > To: FS32NGModelrail@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 10:59 AM
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      > Hi Daniel,
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      > Can I suggest you consider 9mm scale, which is close enough
      > to 1/34 that it's not worth quibbling over. (For the
      > pedants, it's 1:33.833 according to my calculations. )
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      > It's already used in several countries to model
      > 3'6" gauge trains on 32mm track, and is close
      > enough to 1:35 that all the military models can be used.
      > The discrepancy between 1:35 and 9mm scale is 3.45%, and the
      > discrepancy between 1:32 and 9mm scale is 5.72%, so models
      > from all three scales can be used with care together if the
      > "base" scale is 9mm. Whereas 1:32 and 1:35 scale
      > differ by 9.38%, really a bit too much for most items. Again
      > for the pedants, all my calculations were done using the
      > following formula, {larger scale minus smaller scale}
      > divided by the smaller scale.
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      > I'm also agitating (politely !!) for a small NG steam
      > loco kit to be produced in that scale, which I feel would
      > help to kick it along, but that is another story.
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      > Cheers
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      > Ian J
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      > --- In FS32NGModelrail@ yahoogroups.
      > com, daniel caso <d.caso@...> wrote:
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      > >     Nice to know you are having a
      > good experience with the kits.
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      > >     I hope we'll see plenty
      > of pictures soon.
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      > SNIP
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      > >      The other change is
      > that I'll go 1/35 instead of 1/32. Too many cool 600mm
      > gauge prototypes out there and also too many nice stuff from
      > the military modelling world.
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      > >      Another option would be to
      > go 1:33,5 and compromise both sides using de little scale
      > difference to accentuate depth.
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      > >      The only reason to stay at
      > 1/35 or 1/32 was the possibility of a modular (sectional)
      > layout with other modellers here. But except Marc, who has
      > got the GTM virus, all other fellows have their nose fixed
      > on American prototypes.
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      > >      The isle layout will
      > probably be an isle also in scale terms.
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      > >      I still have some of
      > the dioramas I was preparing for FCALV at home. I saved the
      > Gn15 and 0n18 ones but the rest is already gone. Anyway I
      > have stored them where they will probably stay for a couple
      > of years. After working for so long in so many scales at
      > oncer I really want to concentrate on just one project.
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      > >      Also I've ordered
      > some TAP Platinum System casting stuff which is said to be
      > odourless, top quality and not so expensive.
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      > >      So I hope by the end
      > of the year the isle will be at least something
      > presentable.
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