71173Re: [Z_Scale] Why 1:220 ?
- Sep 1 1:14 PMOn Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:53:09 -0400 (EDT)
> I had heard that Marklin engineers looked at the smallest trains that wasOn the business side it's been said in several places they did it because
> feasible to produce with the technology at the time. Their calculations came
> up with a track gauge of 6.5mm, which equated to 1:220. This was over 25%
> smaller than N scale which was still in it's infancy.
they wanted their "own" scale or system so they could get more money out
of it than joining the standards. Just as they've always done with their
weird AC HO control systems.
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