Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Standards
- Actually, no, On3 in the USA uses 3/4" gauge and while a smaller scale/guage combination than say On30 or HOn3, there are plenty of adherents. NWSL has wheel sets in a variety of sizes, kits and locos exist, and I believe that pre-fab track and switches have been manufactured at times, though most modellers I know in the scale hand lay their track.On30 uses 16.5mm gauge track.Dave----- Original Message ----
From: Martin Field <paglesham@...>
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2007 3:56:06 AM
Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] StandardsBut am I not correct in thinking most On3 layouts are on 16.5mm gauge? So to insist the gauge IS 3/4" is a bit false.
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- Martin Field wrote:
> Russell, I'm very glad to hear it, honestly. It's an impression I've3/4" = 19mm was also the gauge used in the US for 'OO' gauge, instead
> gained from American magazines as an ignorant Englishman. Ignorant
> in the sense that not much is mentioned about actual gauge in
> American articles. And 16.5 has been used instead of nearly 19 for
> years in OO, so it was not so fanciful to assume that yet another
> scale put up with a wrong gauge as do so many scales.,Martin
of the incorrect 16.5mm used in the UK. I understand that US 'OO' was
quite popular at one time (about 50-60 years ago) but is now virtually
extinct, having lost out to 'HO'.
Brian Rumary, England