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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2018 04:10 pm
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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:

1:35 scale

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?
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