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Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:18 pm
by mad gerald
... apart from Marc Reusser?

I'm just getting more and more curious about modelling in 1/35 scale, but I'm wondering, if anybody else does? Researching the WWW did not bring much information ...

Is it 100 % scratchbuilding too - or are locos or rolling stock available, apart from model kits i. e. from Tamiya which might suite an industrial or rural scene ...?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:35 pm
by Willow Creek Traction
Hey Gerald;

There are figures and rural scenery accessories available through the military miniatures market. Not sure what retail outlets there are in Germany, over here a good place to see what kind of things might be available is this mail order place http://www.squadron.com/.
1/32 (54mm) figures and accessories should be close enough as well.

Random examples
Wagon wheels http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=HX30AC007

Concrete Fence WWII Europe (18 Resin Pieces)
http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=CD6015

Resin European Two Wheel Cart (2 Complete Carts)
http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=CD6094

Farm Equipment Set. Plastic 19th century wheelbarrow, pick, shovel, rake, ladder, pail, tub, grindstone, 2 sawhorses, saw, pitchforks, smithing tools and more.
http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=HX30AC002

Re: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:39 pm
by Willow Creek Traction
mad gerald wrote: - or are locos or rolling stock available,


Normal Gauge 1 scale to represent standard gauge is 1:32 on the continent so there's that kind of stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_gauge There are many producers of gauge 1 items in the USA and the UK; see the
Gauge 1 model railway association website listed below under "External links" [5].


Now, for representing 20in gauge on 16.6mm track with 1/35 or 1/32, that's beyond my product knowledge base.

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:01 pm
by KEG
Have a look on Marcel Ackle page. Might find some links there.
Otto Schoustra from NL did some great railway modelling in 1 : 35

Scale Link Ltd. offer som 60cm railways in 1 : 35 http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Narrow_Gauge__60cm__Railway.html

The Lokfuehrer offers some NG in 1 : 32 http://lokfuehrer-lukas.de/

You might as well ask at the Schmalspurtreff :
http://www.kostenloses-forum.com/board/index,nxu,01642644nx1878.html

Have Fun

Juergen

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:38 pm
by teetrix
One of my favorite american layouts in 32n2 you will find here (including a map and a freelance "american Garratt"):
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php ... orum_id=17
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php ... orum_id=48
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php ... orum_id=17


few missing pics, but what's visible is still great)

Michael

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:44 pm
by gfadvance
Hi Gerald .

I build in any scale that suits the model - been thinking about 1/32 or 1/35 for the loco that Dieselwater is considering... only so I can build to its proper width!

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:51 pm
by Steve Welch
Hi Gerald,

By coincedence I've just started a new version of my factory layout in 1/35 scale, previously in 1/24 Gn15 and am currently building up some rolling stock based on an HO proto2000 chassis (Alco S1 in fact, superb runner) and modified Bachmann HO American freight cars. I've got a bit more space this time (6' x 1') and the slightly smaller scale helps fit a bit more in.

I'll dig out some of the links I've found that may be useful - when I found them - just re installed my system so they could be anywhere!

I can post some pics of the loco and couple of wagons if it would help.

best regards
Steve W

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:14 pm
by ed
Gerald,

have a look at the pics from Claus Nielsen. He is building 2 loco's from the 13'eme Dragon, France (Now sold by U-models). http://www.flickr.com/photos/nystrup_grus/sets/72157622513064266/

U Models:
http://www.u-models.com/catalogue_scale_military_vehicles.htm
Scroll to the right to see a loco and wagon.

Trumpeter (Militairy models) also have some static loco's (BR 86, BR 52, WR 360) and some wagons.
Baluard has several loco's and wagons.
There is a yahoo group: FS32NGModelrail for 1/32 and 1/25 modellers

Bernard junk build the layout Le Chêne Blanc
http://fairlightworks.blogspot.com/2008/10/expong-2008-challenge-layouts.html
and another great layout from Bernard Junk: La Fabrique Lorraine de Nains de Jardin
http://asmfa-saint-etienne.blogspot.com/2009/02/exporails-2009.html

and

http://trapas.jimdo.com/r%C3%A9seaux-pr%C3%A9sent%C3%A9s-dans-les-salons-de-mod%C3%A9lisme/

Lot's of stuff!!

Ed

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:05 pm
by rue_d_etropal
I am dabbling in 1/35 as well as 1/32 narrow gauge(put on hold while I build some large scale models).
There are a lot of accessories available thanks to military modellers. A good range of plastic building kits from Miniart in Ukraine and some more expensive plaster ones elsewhere. Preiser do some very nice packs of 1940s figures unpainted.

I have seen adverts for locos and rolling stock, but prefer to bodge models from other models such as Bachmann. in 1/35 16.5mm gauge suits 6cm/2ft gauge better than O scale, and in 1/32 it can easily represent 50cm gauge. I will probabley use 1/32nd for post WW2, and 1/35 for WW1 and WW2.

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:56 am
by Will Vale
I'm just getting started in 1:35 as well since I enjoyed 1:48 so much. Not much to report, but I have a footplate on a Bachmann trolley mechanism which should become a Schöma eventually. I'm tempted to mix in a 1:32 forklift kit from Aoshima which looks really nice.

It seems like quite a satisfying scale in terms of stock size and what you can fit into a space.

When I have something to show I'll post it - but is it OK in "Size Doesn't Matter" since 2 foot isn't exactly the traditional minimum gauge?

Will

Me Too

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:22 am
by DCRfan
I'm half a 1:35th scale modeller as last night I laid the first rail of a piece of 3'-6" gauge line. Rail #two gets laid tonight at 30.48mm gauge (OK 30.5 actually :oops: ). Then the wheels for a Cougar Armoured Rail Trolley will be turned on the lathe.

http://www.geoffs-trains.com/Museum/exhibitarmouredtrolley.html

I'm also considering 2ft'sh gauge in 1:35th using 16.5mm gauge.

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:35 am
by mad gerald
Thanks to all for additional information and links ... :D

Nice to see, that there are a few more modelling in this scale ... :D

Steve Welch wrote:
I can post some pics of the loco and couple of wagons if it would help.


If you can afford the time posting 1 or 2 pics after you completed the re-installation of your system, I would very much appreciate it ...

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:12 pm
by Pandy
Well, we're attempting to model in 1:32/1:35 here, haven't got very far yet but we're trying :)
( yeah, I know, very trying )

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:55 pm
by Steve Welch
Hi Gerald,

Dug out a couple of pics of the loco and two wagons - sum total of my rolling stock so far. Hopefully these show up below. Loco is'nt quite finished yet as I still have to sort the cab interior out and install a driver - thats why the roof is'nt fixed properly.

As a rough idea of size the squares on the cutting mat are 1cm.

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Loco is (very) loosely based on a sugar cane loco
rgds
Steve W

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:13 pm
by mad gerald
Steve,

Steve Welch wrote:
... Dug out a couple of pics of the loco and two wagons - sum total of my rolling stock so far ...


thank you very much - nice loco and wagons ... :D 8) ... good weathering job on the wagons :!:

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:50 am
by dieselwater
Wow Steve! Beautiful loco and wagons. The weathering on the wagons is fantastic.

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:16 pm
by dottney
You might want to check out Woodie's layout on FreeRails
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php ... orum_id=17

He does some really nice modeling and the layout is setup to hang off his RV!! Its a bit of a long thread but definitely cool. Go to page 10 of the thread to see how he's got it set up outside, you'll be amazed at what he uses to hold things up.
Dave

modelling 1-35th scale

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:08 pm
by MT Hopper
Hello Mad Gerald.
I should imagine you have seen the 1-35th scale modelling site in the Yahoo Groups?! There is also the 1-32nd scale group at Yahoo at which group many 1-35th scale modellers have defaulted to.
Personally I have handlaid 6 feet of code 100 track to HO gauge but used ties suitable for 1-32nd scale 2 foot gauge. "Plopped" an Airfix Old Bill Bus body on a non descript diesel mech and altered ( almost rebuilt) three of my old Historex Grenadiers of the Old Gaurd into a stereotypical Conductor looking at his pocket watch and a loco engineer talking with the conductor. The third figure is a fireman just leaning against a cardboard tender mockup. In 1-35th scale I have the VERY rudimentary beginning pieces of a scatchbuilt German 600 mm diesel loco hiding on my workbench-desktop. I also have the Trumpeter BR52 kit 1-200th built to use as backdrop for the 1-35th scale narrow gauge. Most of all I have two waste baskets full of paper trying to come up with an accaeptable track plan for my 1-24th scale railway. I have the pieces of a 1-24th scale Lister almost cleaned off of flash (after almost a year) and despair of finding a suitable and reasonably priced set of V tip wagons (International Postage can exceed the price of items ordered). In addition my military modelling friends still ask for the odd job to be done despite my having given up military models.
Still have a hundred or so Tamiya figures as potential railway persons and a dozen or two of Historex figures to "Volunteer" for Railway work. I even have 4 SLM 1-24th scale figures.
Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
MT Hopper

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:56 pm
by Pandy
Steve, love the loco, wagon & van ! The loco isn't too far removed from what we have in mind, having seen yours it might just provide the kickstart needed to progress with it, so far it's only a card mock up. Really like the mesh panels in the bonnet ! What are the overall dimensions of your loco ? it seems bigger than the one we're working on ? could just be because ours is at the moment leaning more towards 1/32 scale but we're aiming at 1/32-1/35-ish. Where is your line going to be set ? ours is going to be not far from you in a stretched bit of the map of the Berwyns, did Brymbo steelworks have internal narrow gauge ? if not we'll swear blind they did ! :lol: Our plan is for 3 loco's of that style plus 1 or 2 Co-Co monstrosities plus a swarm of smaller motive power (when we eventually get around to building the things !) What chassis is yours sitting on ? Glad you shared them with us !
Diolch ! :) :)

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:51 pm
by DCRfan
They wanted to built something different. How about this idea, 1:35th Swedish 891mm gauge prototype on 1 inch gauge track.
http://891mm.blogspot.com/

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:08 am
by underworld
Hallo mad gerald!

I do some modelling in 1/32 as I have some early tinplate Marklin gauge 1 trains. I've picked up a few 1/35 kits as they are so close in scale.



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Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:04 pm
by mad gerald
Thanks again guys for the last posts containing again more information ...

I'm feeling very tempted to give 1-35th, 1-32nd respectively a try ... recruiting some Tamiya plastic folks/troops as engineers and peasants ... :roll:

I'm not very used to Yahoo groups, so I did not have a look or am a Member ... :oops:

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:53 am
by Steve Welch
Pandy wrote:Steve, love the loco, wagon & van ! The loco isn't too far removed from what we have in mind, having seen yours it might just provide the kickstart needed to progress with it, so far it's only a card mock up. Really like the mesh panels in the bonnet ! What are the overall dimensions of your loco ?


Pandy, loco is 145mm long over the buffer beams, 52mm wide and 76mm high to the top of the roof. Cab is 55mm high in the centre.

Chassis is from a Proto 2000 S1 Alco Diesel. Superb runner, crawls along and is virtually silent. This web site shows the chassis: http://www.litchfieldstation.com/DCC-University/install/HOD/Life-Like-Proto2000-S1.htm

I'll post info on the new layout once I've got something finalised.... :)
rgds
Steve W

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:42 pm
by Pandy
Diolch Steve, ours is 200mm long x 48 wide & 95 to the top of the cab, cab at the moment is full width, 60mm long & 67mm high & it sits on an old Hornby Hymek.
Happy modelling ! :) :)

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:00 pm
by mad gerald
Pandy,

I'm just getting curious ...

Pandy wrote:... Diolch ...


... is a gaelic word? What does it mean - I guess a kind of "thank you"?

Is it common use speaking gaelic in the west midlands? I mean, I thought talking "West Midlands English" is an idiom/dialect itself (sorry, no offence!) ...