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 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 11:23 pm
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Huw Griffiths



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Tate Pumfrey wrote:What exactly is 55n3? I am not familiar with this, but I have heard it mentioned on this forum.

Essentially, this is models to a scale of 1:55, (or about 7/32" to the foot) running on 16.5mm ("HO") track. This equates to a prototype track gauge of about 3 feet.


Other related ideas included using (28mm?) wargaming figures - also building locos and stock based on suitably modified examples of some of the smaller On30 railway models and some of the larger S and HO stuff.


I don't know how well any of these ideas work - I've never tried them (or the scale) - but it sounds like it could be a workable "scratchbuilder" scale (even if it probably isn't too well supported by the trade).

I believe some other people on this site might have tried similar scale / gauge combos over the years - but I wouldn't be able to confirm this.


Regards,

Huw.

Last edited on Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 11:25 pm by Huw Griffiths

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