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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 05:10 pm
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I set up this little building size demo to show the effect of modelling substantial buildings to scale.

 The white board is 3' x 2'. The building is an exact copy of a really small goods shed (freight shed), probably the world's oldest surviving railway goods shed (at Shildon, County Durham, ex-Stockton & Darlington Rly). At 43.5:1 Scale (Brit 'O' Gauge), the model has a footprint of 13.25" x 8.5", excluding the end office extension and height to eaves (gutter level) of 4.75".

The prototype is 48' x 30.8', excl the end extension.

Note how dominating the bldg is, remember that's a 36" x 24" white board. The bus is a full size period double deck omnibus (bldg, loco & bus all at 43.5:1) : 

This goods shed is probably a similar size to your Grand Central mine, so just imagine the model's size at 35:1 !!

I intended including some smaller actual prototype model buildings as a size comparison but I cannot get to them at the moment.

Regards,   Michael     - keep it small & tight (the prototype I mean !!)

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