Maths help needed

Eaglecliff

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I already mentioned the rubber scale used by LGB to get an impression of the real thing, and also you might note the shortage of windows in some of their passenger cars - in particular, their version of the White Pass cars. If you take a look at the real white Pass car - View attachment 261363

...and then look at LGB's version.....
View attachment 261364
The car you've showed us IS really long in reality, which is why it's more likely to be a 3ft NG prototype. Hobbycraft is to this kind of modelling as TK MAXX is to haute couture - you need a proper MODEL shop for wood. I'm lucky here near Huntingdon, where we have one of the UK's foremost flying model aircraft makers. THAT's what you need - a model airplane store.
Yes, that’s back to those early Hornby abominations.
I have to say, with regret, that so far no-one seems to have actually answered my original maths question...
 
dunnyrail

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I already mentioned the rubber scale used by LGB to get an impression of the real thing, and also you might note the shortage of windows in some of their passenger cars - in particular, their version of the White Pass cars. If you take a look at the real white Pass car - View attachment 261363

...and then look at LGB's version.....
View attachment 261364
The car you've showed us IS really long in reality, which is why it's more likely to be a 3ft NG prototype. Hobbycraft is to this kind of modelling as TK MAXX is to haute couture - you need a proper MODEL shop for wood. I'm lucky here near Huntingdon, where we have one of the UK's foremost flying model aircraft makers. THAT's what you need - a model airplane store.
Interesting comparison but as this was just a repaint of a generic LGB Car I wonder if it was based on a real one having 9 windows? I remember my first view of these on a High Line in Bob Kelly’s home workshop in Orlando back in the 90’s. He of Garden Texture fame, great guy that I have sadly lost contact with.
 
JimmyB

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Yes, that’s back to those early Hornby abominations.
I have to say, with regret, that so far no-one seems to have actually answered my original maths question...
Looking at the original question in your first post "Is there any way I can establish the perspective of the photo and use it to calculate the actual dimensions of the model" this not technically a maths question you asked, you are asking to "how to establish perspective" and not what it is - pedantic I know, but the best way is to use photo editing tools that can move your photo so that it is face on, alternatively the use of trigonometry will also provide an answer.
 
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I have to say, with regret, that so far no-one seems to have actually answered my original maths question...
The question has become a vanishing point. ;)

You can use an ellipse to find the length apparently. :nerd:

 
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Eaglecliff

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I already mentioned the rubber scale used by LGB to get an impression of the real thing, and also you might note the shortage of windows in some of their passenger cars - in particular, their version of the White Pass cars. If you take a look at the real white Pass car - View attachment 261363

...and then look at LGB's version.....
View attachment 261364
The car you've showed us IS really long in reality, which is why it's more likely to be a 3ft NG prototype. Hobbycraft is to this kind of modelling as TK MAXX is to haute couture - you need a proper MODEL shop for wood. I'm lucky here near Huntingdon, where we have one of the UK's foremost flying model aircraft makers. THAT's what you need - a model airplane store.
TKMaxx - if it wasn’t for the fact that I live near one of their managers, I’d repeat the opinion I once heard - T***** - where fashion goes to die...
 
Eaglecliff

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I’m getting there slowly. Make a cardboard cut-out to the anticipated size of the model, burst into tears, then go and hide in a corner until Nurse brings me my medicine...
 
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The question has become a vanishing point. ;)

You can use an ellipse to find the length apparently. :nerd:

Now that really hurts my head. I remember covering this at school, but that's all I remember!
 
tac foley

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I found THIS on another forum - basically, when the US got into the war in 1917, the US government prioritised the use of steel by making a decent number of hoppers out of wood instead, mainly for the N&W Quote - 'In addition to making railroad cars out of wood (Norfolk and Western made 1326 of the almost all-wood cars illustrated above)....' - end quote.
 
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I found THIS on another forum - basically, when the US got into the war in 1917, the US government prioritised the use of steel by making a decent number of hoppers out of wood instead, mainly for the N&W Quote - 'In addition to making railroad cars out of wood (Norfolk and Western made 1326 of the almost all-wood cars illustrated above)....' - end quote.
Interesting. Can we see the “illustrated above” example?
My effort awaits doors, a bit more detail and a lick of paint. Metal wheels would help but their price, like most things G, seem to have got a bit silly.
 
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It looks like the item in post #17, but sans doors. See -

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tac foley

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I prefer to view it like an ugly child. With a certain degree of exasperated affection. I bet I could build one like it without too much bother, since I already have all the wood strip I could possibly need.