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Old 05-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #31
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Look what's just arrived at Linesend. It was bought to try out an American layout I've been thinking about for a while.Unfortunately I can't run it in at the moment as it it to high to go under the bridges.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #32
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Hi Brian,
Please excuse my ignorance but can I just please clarify this:
In 00 gauge, or 4mm to the foot scale, the British outline loco models are about the same size (excluding "Big Boys"etc.) as USA HO gauge 3.5mm to the foot scale as American locos tend to be bigger in real life than their UK counterparts. I know that this is a sweeping generalisation but it is true in many cases.

What is the position in N gauge?
Presumably the models are really larger as yours exceeds bridge clearances.
This is something I have never considered before!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #33
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Hi Paul, N gauge is similar to OO and HO . There are two different commercial scales in N using the 9mm track gauge. British N gauge is 2mm = one foot 148:1 European and North American is 160:1. There is also a small but flourishing following for 2mm using 9.5mm track gauge which is more for the fine-scale modellers. I must admit I was a surprised how much bigger the American loco was though. The photo shows it next to a standard Peco box van.
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Hi Brian
Thanks for the information.
As I use 00 gauge and have a fairly large layout that needs a lot of scenic work and detailing I will be sticking with it.

However the current N gauge models are so good that you can hardly tell the difference so that if I was starting now I would seriously consider it.

P.S. USA loading gauge is 15 foot 2 inches to 20 foot 2 inches ( per wikipedia)

UK Loading gauge is 12 foot ten inches at top of a tunnel, less at top of sides.

So that is why your loco is so big!

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Thanks for that information Paul, Never thought about it before, always thought American models where smaller than ours.
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Hi Brian

What size baseboard is your layout on? It is difficult for my untrained eye to get an idea of the dimensions from the photo - fantastic modelling by the way!

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Thanks Chris, The main section is 6' x 3' http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/...n%20SEA/B1.jpg plus the return loop under my grandsons layout http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/...022500x375.jpg
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Some detail has been added over the weekend.

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/...20SEA/A2-1.jpg
Very nice looking layout mate - but dont tell me I'm the only one who spotted what was going on behind those open curtains?

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Great looking layout and the bloke washing the bus is a corker.

Nice to see the Union Pacific Geep making an appearance, well done
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I have to agree - the level of detail you have got in this, especially the bloke washing the bus, made me think I was looking at a oo layout - its really very good!
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