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Old 07-06-2018, 08:09 PM   #111
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It would be handy to actually see the truck and the K-Line product number Forrest.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:48 PM   #112
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Doors are 1 1/4” tall. Seems too big. These are longer than my scale FEF (without tender).
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:43 PM   #113
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The K-Line pictured is K-8110TT. The other item is NewRay, but I am uncertain of the part number. I bought 2 K-line items and two NewRay, All from DieCast Direct. All listed as 1/43. The NewRay shows 1/43 on the box That is a 16 inch ruler in the picture. All four are around 16 inches long. They dwarf the other 143 items i have.

according to Wikipedia, 1/43 trucks are larger than other 1/43 vehicles. "There are many manufacturers in 1:43 scale producing everything from customized and accurate race cars to emergency vehicles, family sedans and SUVs. Trucks and tractor trailers can also be found in this scale, but they are comparatively larger...'

go figure.

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Old 07-08-2018, 04:35 PM   #114
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A 40 foot trailer is a very common item on the roads, that equates for a 10" long 1:48 scale trailer. Add the size of the tractor and it's around a foot. 1:43 will be even larger. FWIW, there are trailers as long as 50' driving the roads.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:46 PM   #115
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OK, i’ll Take your word for it, but these will be reserved for grandson play.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:48 PM   #116
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I think Lee mentioned that he prefers the 1:50 trucks as they look plenty large for O-scale, and the 1:43 seem to be too large. Here you go, proving him right!
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:04 PM   #117
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I went through my pictures here to try to find a picture for size reference. I know I have one somewhere of my truck and tanker sitting next to a RR tanker car but can't find it.
Look at this tankers size compared to the locomotive behind it.
Now in your mind turn it sideways next to the Locomotive.



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Old 10-22-2018, 03:41 PM   #118
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I thought I would contribute more photos to this thread. On the left is a Lionel 6464-style traditional O gauge boxcar made in 1996 and on the right is a Lionel PS-1 O Scale (1:48) boxcar made in 2005.

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Old 10-23-2018, 03:25 PM   #119
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Very nice boxcar size comparison / contrast!
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O scale track

Is there a difference between Atlas O 2-rail and Atlas O 3-rail track other than the obvious missing center rail?

It's the same width right?

Anyone else make prototypical 2 rail O track?

I'm tinkering with a battery conversion that will be a wasted effort if there is no 2 rail O to run it on.

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p.s. Nobody mentions price. I always thought HO meant Half price O.
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