Re: Scale Question Re: G Scale

>Some stuff is 1/24 which also is an odd ball scale. >

Nuthin oddball about 1:24, its a nice simple half inch to the foot and it is the exact correcxt scale for No 1 gauge to represent 3ft 6in prototype track as used in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Newfoundland etc.

But in the latest MR we have a review extolling the merits of a New tramcar by LGB in 1:26, now that is oddball since it is both different from all other known G scales and does not work out correct for the track guage of the prototype concerned. Keith Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

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Keith Norgrove
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A nice thing about the large scale equipment is that you can do some amount of mixing of scales. European narrow gauge (LGB) doesn't look that bad with Bachmann (20.3) narrow gauge stuff if the American vs. European doesn't clash too much for you. And some of the newer LGB locos, like the Forney, are American anyway; LGB has several American pieces. Use of 1:29 or 1:32 "standard" scale stock looks OK with the smaller European or older US narrow gauge.

Viewers seem much more tolerant of mix and match scale with large scale layouts than they are with deciding that the drivers on the Bachmann Light Mountain are 2 scale inches too small.

Ed. in article, Keith Norgrove at wrote on 4/1/04 4:33 PM:

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Edward A. Oates

It does seem a bit odd-ball indeed. You can note, however, that it is EXACTLY

1/3 the scale, and therefore three times the size of HO (1:87). The story (that I have read) is that 1:29 was used for the original models so that the craftsperson could see the detail, which was then pantographed to a 1:87 model.


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