On Dec 17, 11:52 am, "Jerry"
:> : My point was quite clear to those skilled in
:> : the art and use of the English language.
:> Yes, you were simply WRONG...
: Prove it. Put up or shut up.
I have, unfortunately you do not seem to have the skills you
mentioned above, as anyone who bothers to read - and more
importantly - understand the groups Charter will know. But then
should anyone actually expect a Google groupie to understand
anything about the ethics of Usenet. :~(
It always follows a familiar pattern.
Hurl abuse at someone and make some specious claim that they're wrong.
Show a complete inability to come up with any evidence when
Attack the medium (Google groups) rather then the message when he
knows he's lost.
Close down the thread by snipping all context.
I used to think Jerry was a spotty kid using Daddy's computer. Now I
think it's just a computer program written by some spotty kid. The
long periods of absence are due to some kind of system upgrade.
Unfortunately this version is no better than the last.
We'll have to hope Jerry2010 will be a bit more functional.
As I found out when trying to decide between G1 and O, it's moving that
way, but there's still plenty of 3/8in out there (one kit manufacturer
does both scales!) - notably Bachmann Brass (though new models will be
10mm I believe). There's also Aristocraft's uk outline which is different
I've just checked the Gauge 1 Society's web page and they still adhere to
both scales, but I have to question their assertion that both major
scales can work together - they might work, but look wrong.
45mm Track has a number of uses, and while 'Gauge 1' 10mm and 3/8" scale is the
nominal scale, G Scale is 1:22.5. However 15mm and 16mm scale narrow gayge is
also popular on 45mm track. 15mm being used to model the various 3ft gauge real
life railways. I'm building a nice collection of Isle of Man stock in 15mm ....
Wording confuses gauge and scale, I think. Again. 10mil (UK only) and
1:32 are for modelling standard gauge (4' 8.5") on gauge 1 (45mm) track.
This has definitely become a minority interest.
Most people now use 1 (45mm) for several narrow gauges, the most common
being meter gage (1:22) and 3ft gauge (1:20.3). For both these scales,
1:24 is usual for buildings, figures, vehicles, etc. Nice mish mash, but
the 6ft rule ("usual viewing distance") shows that the differences in
scale aren't noticeable. Also, because of the large variation in
clearance diagrams for narrow gauges, running meter gauge and 3ft gauge
or even 2ft gauge stock together doesn't offend the eye at all.
OTOH, Aristocraft and USA Trains make 1:29 scale standard gauge trains
for 45mm track. Why? Because 1:32 trains don't look bulky enough next to
narrow gauge stock. And the largest market is garden railways, whose
operators want standard gauge trains to look bigger....
Then there's Thomas, whose scale is indefinable. ;-) But he looks good
running on 45mm track.
Do you have an opinion on the overall appearance of 1/43 scale vehicles with
1/48 scale railroad models (including buildings)? I tend to favor 1/50, but
far more is available in 1/43. In 1/48 about all that is available is a few
WWII military models (AFAIK, not Monty's Humber) such as Russian jeep
equivalents and wee 10hp British vans.