DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
- 25 Oct 2009
Noting your interests I think I would be keeping to the 15mm scale for those things that match 3ft gauge MNR, MER etc and possibly use the ‘elastic ruler’ that LGB used to keep things pretty well the same to width and height. Not sure about your 5/8ths but that perhaps gives a good compromise for your interests. You could then once you have sufficient stock have Manx then other days running. Do not over complicate things for yourself by getting confused with scales etc to try to do all within a match. Just start building and buying and start to enjoy this fabulous scale.Exactly my point.
What am I to do for my own models, you see the quandary I have ;-)
No their won't be 7mm scale trams in the garden, all my 7mm scale trams have been built using EM gauge track standards.
I am fairly confident I am fairly confident I know which trams I will be running, 1970's/80's Hong Kong (which started me looking at the scale issue because of the track gauge of 3'6", if I run this on 45mm gauge track the inaccuracy is 2.6mm), narrow gauge Ringhoffer (which could reasonable operate on 45mm track), standard gauge Ringhoffer (which needs an additional rail anyhow) and MER (which can operate on 45mm gauge track), quite possibly built in that order. When I put things like this I then wonder what I am worried about, just model everything in 1:22.5 scale and live with the compromise, so in 36 hours I have gone full circle yet again at got myself no further forward, and now I can't find the emoji I want, oh this is getting worse.
I will come to a decision at some point but the quandary continues, may be the answer is to follow pooh bears solution and sit with a jar of honey and think, think, think.
The other solution of course is to continue with Bachman G scale and let that act as a distraction, oh no I've made it worse and added another option to the question ;-)