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Old 04-23-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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Tinplate Tuesday, 4-23-19

Many people frown on mixing scales/gauges on the same layout. As a (mostly) tinplate guy, I've never worried about scale proportions and mixing O and Standard Gauge. Here's a shot of the 2 together.

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Let's see your tinplate!

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Old 04-23-2019, 07:31 PM   #2
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Blasphemy John, what are you thinking!
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Ha ... I'm laughing ...

I'm an O-gauge tinplate guy. I'm amazed at the size difference within my range of O steam locos, itself. Here's an example ... 1501 / 1506 / 1681 / 258 ... all O !

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Old 04-23-2019, 10:56 PM   #4
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Blasphemy John, what are you thinking!

Yeah, I guess it does look a little "off," John, but that's how my trains and I roll.
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:48 AM   #5
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TJ,, Nope, left to right, 0;027;027;027.......ROFLMAO!! Just kidding.

Of course, the old standard I.D., is four digit numbered locos are 027, and three digit numbered are “0”, but some nit pickers will argue that point.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:20 PM   #6
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I never quite bought the O vs. O27 rule, as neither is a true-scale model. And so, how would one really characterize one vs. the other? Except Lionel did ... lumping O generally into the big-boy, more expensive toys, and O27 into the kids, less expensive toys.
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It's all about marketing! If you have a 2025 it's O27, but if you have a 675 it's O. Go figure, exact same locomotive; different number.
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It's all about marketing! If you have a 2025 it's O27, but if you have a 675 it's O. Go figure, exact same locomotive; different number.


SO VERY TRUE!!!
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