- 27 Oct 2009
The scale of the current Bachman’s Lyn has been discussed before. Bachman claims a 1:20.3 (Fn3) scale, but the model is primarily a generic US Baldwin tank loco with an “anglicized” version offered as the L&B Lyn. As such, a lot of the proportions and detailare different from the actual Lyn. Compared to the Lyn, it is roughly 1:20.3 in height and width, but 1:22.5 in length. Disagreement over scale really seems to depend on which dimension matters to different people. To me, what really matters is how it looks with my rolling stock and it scales really well visually with my Accucraft wagons and vans. If I had the Accucraft passengers cars, I would probably feel it was too small even though the height differences would probably be correct.
I'm a little bit of a scale pedant - well, only a little bit - but looking at the 1:1 pictures, I think you'd get away with it and it'd look OK. Fortunately, it was the only one, so if you ever manage to afford a Manning Wardle, there's no need for comparisonDefinite differences in Michael's photo! Rubber ruler rules?
I agree with Roger - it's what it looks like together with stock!
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