|View single post by Si.|
|Posted: Tue Mar 6th, 2018 07:58 pm||
|" 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."
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.
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 ?
' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout