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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 09:25 pm
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Well, as someone asked Mr. Natural (a 60's Zap Comix character)…

"Mr. Natural, what does it all mean?"

"It don't mean s#!&."


Or maybe, 1:35 scale exists because it is.

1:43 VS 1:48...who's on first anyway?

I say potatos, you say pa-tot-ohes.


Say whaaaaat?


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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 01:15 pm
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If only these damn 1:32 lead soldiers were a tad smaller ...  L:

... I could fit in the whole Charge Of The Light Brigade, without running into the bloody dining table !  :f:


Hey Jerome ! ... What do you think about a slightly smaller scale ol' bean ?  ???


How's that book of yours going by the way ... Four Men In A Car ? ... Wasn't it ?





Three Men In A Boat ! ... Actually ol' chap ... Not bad, it's quite funny really.  :P


Just chop the dining-table up for some more battlements !  :shocked:

I'm sure Wifey wouldn't mind eating on the floor like the Japanese do.  [whack]


How about 1:35 ?



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 Posted: Thu Aug 15th, 2019 10:00 am
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" Those wagons look like they may work well for some super-oldies in On30,
but it's a little hard to visualize them.
Do you think they would be okay ? "



Hi again Tom  :old dude:



Sorry, I didn't do the ... 'TO BE CONTINUED' ... yet ...

Got a bit diverted by :-

Military modelers
Background research
The origins of 1:35 scale
Stinkin' computers !
Woodies psychedelic N.M.R.A. gauge
Irate villagers with pitchforks & torches
Skyrocketing prices
Goldilocks & the 3 bears
'80s model shops
Shunsaku Tamiya
Haphazard origins
Mr Natural from Zap Comix
H.G.Wells
The charge of the light brigade
Three men in a boat
&
Japanese dining tables


You know how it is sometimes ...  ;)

... trying to FOCUS on 1 thing !  :P





" Big wheels are okay, since a lot of the really old stuff had pretty good size wheels.
I suppose though it could be a problem if I had to under-sling the couplers too far "



Tom, the wheels ^^ are the same size as regular 'Bachmann' On30 1/2"dia.  or 24" in 1:48 scale.  :thumb:

All the regular 'Bachmann' On30 freight-trucks that I've got, come with the same size ...

... so probably match the On30 rolling stock you already have.  :)



I have replaced the ancient '60s plastic-wheels on stub-axles, with mooodern metal wheelsets.  :shades:

But a regular 12.6mm dia. Brit. OO-scale (4mm/ft) 36" dia. freight wagon wheel ...

... is essentially the same size as a 1/2" dia. U.S. On30-scale (6.35mm/ft) 24" dia. freight-truck wheel.  :cool:



I have a few more pics. from the  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  archives to come as well .  .   .  :mex:



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 Posted: Thu Aug 15th, 2019 01:34 pm
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Si. wrote:
Military modelers
Background research
The origins of 1:35 scale
Stinkin' computers !
Woodies psychedelic N.M.R.A. gauge
Irate villagers with pitchforks & torches
Skyrocketing prices
Goldilocks & the 3 bears
'80s model shops
Shunsaku Tamiya
Haphazard origins
Mr Natural from Zap Comix
H.G.Wells
The charge of the light brigade
Three men in a boat
&
Japanese dining tables

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Tom, the wheels ^^ are the same size as regular 'Bachmann' On30 1/2"dia.  or 24" in 1:48 scale.  :thumb:

All the regular 'Bachmann' On30 freight-trucks that I've got, come with the same size ...

... so probably match the On30 rolling stock you already have.  :)



I have replaced the ancient '60s plastic-wheels on stub-axles, with mooodern metal wheelsets.  :shades:

But a regular 12.6mm dia. Brit. OO-scale (4mm/ft) 36" dia. freight wagon wheel ...

... is essentially the same size as a 1/2" dia. U.S. On30-scale (6.35mm/ft) 24" dia. freight-truck wheel.  :cool:


Si,

You have a very active mind.
Woodie's N.M.R.A. gauge does cause one to ponder however.

I never even knew there was a 1:35 scale (commercially available)
until I joined FreeRails.

Looking at all of the military modeling supplies, does call out the Scale Sirens.
But I have myself firmly tied to the On30 mast, as I pass though the Narrow Gauge Straits.

Since I'm modeling a fictional railroad, in a fictional town, in the old west,
my "research" consists of watching old westerns.

Thanks for the info on the wheels.
One of the great things about this hobby,
is the diversity of skills, techniques and materials employed around the world. 

By the way, I really like the H.G. Wells clipping!


Tom


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About the psycho-delic NMRA gauge...
I painted the HO gauge red & yeller because I had trouble finding it sometimes,
I have another stock one that likes to hide under stuff, the colors tend to be more visible.

And if Si remembers Mr. Natural...
then there's something wrong in London.

An interview with Ringo Star in the early 60's- "Are you a Mod or a Rocker?"
Ringo- "I'm a Mocker!"

I remember the 60's all too well.

WCG

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WAIT!!! 
I didn't get to chime in on war games...  :Salute:

I have a full regiment of Britains Iron Brigade dudes from the ACW. 

I always wondered what scale they were,
I thought 1/35, but 1/32, that's big! 

I have a few Rebs that came with the Hagarstown Pike scene,
when they were fighting in the Cornfield at Antietam.
So I guess they are 7th Wisconsin or 19 Indiana Black Hats. 

I love those guys! 
I would have loved to join Mr. Wells. 
Done, out.

Meanwhile back to 1/48 - 1/43rd land, and more western movies! 

You laughin' at my mule?  :mex:




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" Well, as someone asked Mr. Natural (a 60's Zap Comix character) … "





" And if Si remembers Mr. Natural...
then there's something wrong in London "



Say whaaaaat ?



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Mr.Natural's pet was Fritz the Cat I suppose



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Wolfy goes all 'Mr. Natural' styleee, with his 'Tri-ang' tankcar BASHes ...  :old dude:

... & makes a special Pop-Art 'Triptych', to celebrate the 'Woodstock' 50th anniversary ...  :cool:


Does Wolfy remember 'Woodstock' ? ...  L:

... Kinda, but he was only 2 years old at the time.  :P  :P








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Si, like those who were at Woodstock,
if he remembered any of it,
he wasn't there at all!

Woodstock...
Reminds me that I need to check my stock of basswood,
you know...Woodstock.

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