Re: Herritage Train Show
- --- In email@example.com, "Don Avila" <d.f.avila@...> wrote:
>You would be surprised how many kid's parents orHave heard the same at train shows; parents really appreciate child
> people in a wheel chair comment to others how neat it was to be able
> to see the layout so easily.
Picture yourself at a train show as the typical parent of 3 little
kids, maybe 4,5,6, years old (yes, you've been busy :-), and have
lectured them firmly about keeping their hands at their sides and off
the trains. At every display at 54 inches height you have to lift each
kid. In an hour your arms and back are aching and the kids have seen
Then you come across a beautiful layout at which all the kids can see
the trains without being lifted up. Wonderful! Then you have time to
look at it yourself and realize that of all the layout displays you
have just seen, this one seems to have a very realistic ratio of train
size to those incredibly detailed landscape features. You inquire as
to the scale and are told Z. You pull out your camera and take a few
In many cases the result is to go home and start thinking about
building your own layout. After doing some research into the various
scales, images of that fantastic Z scale display with the huge
mountains relative to the train size keep coming back.
The zmaller the train, the bigger the mountainz.