Why not try some of the Railking cars? I have them in three different road names and they do work on O27.
Most of our buildings are undersized, or selectively compressed, especially industrial buildings. 1/43 cars are oversized even for scale but look good anyway. Things like bridges, portals and many other things don't have an exact size in the real world, some are bigger and some smaller. These are some pictures from my recently dismantled layout. The trains are traditional/post war size. I think the scenes are convincing and look good. It might be a case of beauty in the eye of the beholder but I'm very happy with semi-scale trains. I think it's well worth the effort and I had a lot of fun with the layout and look forward to building and running the next one using the same trains. It's not necessary to spend a thousand dollars and more on a steam loco to have a fine layout.But anything you buy like buildings, bridges, portals, cars and people are all the wrong size. You spend all that time and effort on a layout and it looks funny. So what's the point?
Lee, I am not trying to argue, just trying to learn. If you like them being different then why don't you like those as your example being different?Definitely - boxcars, tan cars, gondolas and other types of the same type of car vary slightly in size in the real world. I think it is more realistic when they do on the layout. I actually like the fact there is a tiny variation between cars of different manufacturers (and sometimes even among the same, from different years' productions).
The photo below shows what I think does not work out, though, at least for me. Both are Lionel O-gauge products, a standard size (1:48 scale) Santa Fe "Map slogan" car on the left, and a traditional size one on the right. These I never run together.
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remember, O scale is 1/48 which is 1/4"=1foot, 1"=4 feet, etc.So on average - how tall is today's loco? Or maybe a better question is, if I was to place a house or building with what would be an 8' ceiling or a 10' ceiling or a 12' ceiling what would these measurements be in inches for an average O scale?
So, using 1/4"=1 foot, an 8 ft ceiling would be 2 inches high, 10 ft - 2.5 inches, 12 ft - 3 inches.Ok, I am getting ready to build a set and would like to be somewhat accurate - my thoughts people and buildings are different sizes (a buildings footprint) in this world; however some thing have a basic standard such and floor heights 8' or 10' and then there is warehouses that may not have a standard height depending on what was going to happen in the building. But typically one wouldn't want it undersized if they wanted it to be similarly realistic.
So on average - how tall is today's loco? Or maybe a better question is, if I was to place a house or building with what would be an 8' ceiling or a 10' ceiling or a 12' ceiling what would these measurements be in inches for an average O scale?
remember, O scale is 1/48 which is 1/4"=1foot, 1"=4 feet, etc.
i believe most locos are generally around 15 ft tall.
Great, thanks. I was not for sure O was 1:48 scale, I was starting to feel that may have been the case but would not have bet on it - good info.So, using 1/4"=1 foot, an 8 ft ceiling would be 2 inches high, 10 ft - 2.5 inches, 12 ft - 3 inches.
A 15 foot tall loco would be 3.75 inches high.