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Has anyone tried creating 'forced perspective' using 2 different gauges, such as an HO scale track/buildings/figures near the front and N scale at the rear of a layout?

Is this too radical of a difference in scale? One being double the size of the other?

I'm guessing as a beginner this is something I SHOULD NOT mess with.
 

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The answer is yes, but I have not personally. Have you searched the forum... there was recently a thread called 'mixing HO and N scale' or something like that.
 

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I'm guessing as a beginner this is something I SHOULD NOT mess with.
Why not? I’m guessing that not many of us have ever tried it, so in that regard, most of us would be beginners.

It’s certainly been done. As forced perspective it works best in large layouts, with the smaller scale up on some plateau or mountain.
It’s also done with a very small scale used as an amusement park ride or mine train on a large scale layout.
So no need to make too many rules for yourself. Do what you want, stretch your imagination and have fun. You’ll always have help here if you need it.
 
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