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71173Re: [Z_Scale] Why 1:220 ?

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  • Alan Cox
    Sep 1, 2012
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      On Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:53:09 -0400 (EDT)
      ztrack@... wrote:

      > I had heard that Marklin engineers looked at the smallest trains that was
      > 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.

      On the business side it's been said in several places they did it because
      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.

      Alan
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