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Old 11-27-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Size comparison of scales

I adapted this picture I found on another site and thought it might be useful to people trying to decide what kind of train they want.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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LOL I like the picture. Isn't there more scales like HOn3. Not picking just wondering.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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HOn3 isn't a separate scale. It's HO scale narrow gauge trains.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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That's a great picture that brings scale to life.

I want to do something similar with rails and have 3 so far... 1/87, 1/8, and 1/1.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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Although rail size can vary. How do you know you're comparing the same size of rail in scale?


(For example, "standard" HO track uses "Code 100" rail (the code is the height of the rail in thousandths of an inch). Code 83 is the next most common for HO. I've been handlaying Code 70 and Code 55 (yes that's half the size of the Code 100 found in most sets). Common N scale rail sizes are Code 80 (massively over-scale) and Code 55 (similar to Code 100 in HO, which is also over-scale for most rail).)
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Great graphics, guys ... good posts.

I stickied this thread!

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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Great pics, very helpful. It helps to understand the scales.

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LOL I like the picture. Isn't there more scales like HOn3. Not picking just wondering.
I believe the original photographer wanted to show the most common scales. Or the popularity of the Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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Great graphics, guys ... good posts.

I stickied this thread!

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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If someone could put up some pics of HOn3 I need to see what that looks like compared to HO scale. I'm looking for something to use in a mine. Pete
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