yet more scale minimum gauge

Minimum gauge modelling in other scales.

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yet more scale minimum gauge

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:53 pm

Primary minimum gauge/scale here is still probably Gn15, but O9 has been around for as long, possibly longer, then there id G9, which is attracting more interest. I have been dabbling in 1/32 scale using 9mm gauge track, and have been thinking about 15in gauge in the same scale using old TT gauge stock. I did buy one of the basic Tillig sets but track radius as not small enough, and it was surprisingly difficult to find anyone Peco selling 12mm gauge track.
I have now bought some 12mm gauge track, some S/H Triang wagons and some German TT locos, as ell as some very nice finer scale wagon wheels from Germany, so have no excuse not to start. I have looked at some 3D printed wagons , but there was a problem printing them. I think some of the 5.5mm scale 2ft narrow gauge wagons look about right for the bigger scale, if not then I can always use them for smaller gauge.
I think 1/32(or 1/35) makes a nice mid way scale between 1/24 and 1/43, and am surprised it has not been used for minimum gauge before. For those wanting to model miniature then British TT scale is very close to scale Greenly 15in , is 1/3rd scale locos on 1/4 scale gauge track. Although I have not checked properly, I do believe there is quite a lot still produced in kit form for British TT.
I am thinking of a 'pointless' layout, either some type of pizza, or one with sector plate or transversor, not sure yet. Would like to fit it in an APA box of course.
Simon Dawson
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Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:55 am

One thing I am thinking about with modelling minimum gauge in 1/32 scale is using kits designed for other scales, such as some of those produced by Steve. I had looked at 3D printing, but costs are not cheap in bigger scales, so for freelance modelling better to look at other options. I am looking at 2 gauges 12mm and 9mm, so if a wagon looks too small or big for one I can try it on the other with different wheels.
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com


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