## Re: Reducing G Scale to Z Scale

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• Interesingly enough I seem to have seen somewhere that the individual scales in the G range have sometimes been divided into other reference designations
Message 1 of 16 , Mar 3, 2007
Interesingly enough I seem to have seen somewhere that the individual
scales in the "G" range have sometimes been divided into other
reference designations being G H I and J or was it F G H and I, while
1/32 is Marklin's "1" gauge.
Allan Borg

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> John B.
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> G scale varies in size from 1:22.5 to 1:29 depending on the brand
however the track is identical (rail centers). Depending on what you
plan to reduce be sure you know what the ratio of the G scale is before
you do any reducing.
>
> Carl
> In Nebraska in a blowing snow advisory or blizzard warning depending
on how far west and south you are of the Missouri River
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> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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• I believe that s true, although very few are using those designations. For one thing, it leads to extra effort and confusion on the part of the hobbyist
Message 2 of 16 , Mar 4, 2007
I believe that's true, although very few are using those designations.
For one thing, it leads to extra effort and confusion on the part of
the hobbyist because it requires the individual to actually know what
scale the letters designate. "G" was relatively easy back when any
Large Scale trains were pretty much grouped under that designation (as
is Z and most other scales), but with the emergence of 1:20.3, 1:22.5,
1:24, 1:29, and 1:32 (among some others) as viable scales in their own
rite, going with letters just adds to the complexity.

For example, Z alone probably means nothing to most novices; you
pretty much have to expand on the designation every time you introduce
someone to the hobby by explaining that the models are 1:220 the size
of the prototype. Ditto for N, HO, S, O (and OO), etc. And then
there's the added explanations that are needed for Nn3, HOn3, On30,
and the like.

--- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Borg" <themohican2003@...> wrote:
>
> Interesingly enough I seem to have seen somewhere that the individual
> scales in the "G" range have sometimes been divided into other
> reference designations being G H I and J or was it F G H and I, while
> 1/32 is Marklin's "1" gauge.
> Allan Borg
>
> >
> > John B.
> >
> > G scale varies in size from 1:22.5 to 1:29 depending on the brand
> however the track is identical (rail centers). Depending on what you
> plan to reduce be sure you know what the ratio of the G scale is before
> you do any reducing.
> >
> > Carl
> > In Nebraska in a blowing snow advisory or blizzard warning depending
> on how far west and south you are of the Missouri River
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
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