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 Posted: Tue Mar 6th, 2018 07:58 pm
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Si.



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" A question for you ...
I have looked at at lot of your stuff on the Moose line ...
are you basically doing 1/35 size stuff on ho rail ?

I am finding that 1/48 around here is like finding chicken lips.
However, there is no end of 1/35 stuff, and if I was to change, now would be the time.

Besides, I am totally enthralled with the r/c stuff,
so any layout I do now will have very little to do with trains,
and more to do with animated dioramas."



Hi Tom :wave:



You may well have answered your own question ! :)

Yes, I am modeling 1:35n2, 2' narrow-gauge on 16.5mm track.



Compared to any other scale ...

... the amount of kits, figures, vehicles, detail-parts etc. etc. IMO is totally MASSIVE !

The cost is also modest, compared to most other scales also.



The disadvantage however, is there are NO R.T.R. TRAINS AVAILABLE. :f:

The size of buildings, compared to 1:48 is much bigger.

But for the more scratchbuilding & diorama inclined modeler, this is not the end of the world !



There are 1 or 2 nice loco kits available, plus of course there's BASHing your own.

If you don't wanna make your own track, PECO O-16.5 looks very good for 1:35n2



A 6' human figure works out to be exactly 2" tall.

1:32 car models are 'close' in scale-size, but somewhat bigger next to a 1:35 equivalent.

On30 or HO wheels, trucks & mechanisms can be used & modified to good effect.

There are many suitable & cheap plastic model kits available in 1:35 scale.



If you have any specific questions on 1:35n2, please ask Tom.

Of course I like it, I'm doing it !

I have previously worked in a number of other scales & decided this is where my future is.

Perhaps it could be good for you ?



:moose:



Si.



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