|View single post by Traingeekboy|
|Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2018 04:10 pm||
|Ok all good info.
That was the original goal on my end. I built my loco according to the proportions that looked right.
And this is why I am now deciding to change scales. It has to look right to the eye.
Thus the key is merely this simple equation:
304.8mm / 35 = 8.7085714mm per Foot
x14' long Gilpin caboose = 121.92mm
Or, 8.7 X 6 makes Gigi Buffon roughly 52mm tall!
I think a journey to the local hobby store for a grip of 1/35th scale people is in the works.
Never did locate a source for 28mm that would look right.
The Loco came out to 38mm wide as is/was.
It's clearly not a HO model, but something else.
And when I added the extra stripwood to my train cars they ended up at 38mm wide too.
So my trains are at 4.36 feet wide.
This is now a bit small...
OOoooofffffff.... I should never have tried to do a "Prototype" build!
Did I ever mention that I like trains?