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 Posted: Sun May 10th, 2009 04:45 pm
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Hi Herb,

3mm translates to 0.11811 inches, which is very close to 1/8" (only .007" shy), and would work out to 8.47 feet to an inch. This would make 3mm scale about halfway between HO (1/87) and TT scale (1/120). TT scale uses .100 inches (1/10") to the foot, which would be smaller. I can see that there could be an advantage to using this scale for modeling narrow gauge, since N gauge track & mechanisms would scale out to the proper 3' track gauge. HO structures and parts, like doors & windows, could still be used, possibly even some figures and vehicles too, since many of these are actually closer to 1/100 scale than 1/87. I've often thought about trying this scale myself, but I realized I already have too many unfinished projects for this lifetime! Besides, with the new stuff coming from Micro-Trains & Blackstone, there are more reasons to go with HOn3...

Regards,
Bill Nielsen
Oakland Park, FL USA
Florida On30 Renegades

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