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|Huw Griffiths wrote:
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.
Thanks all, but I think I shall stick with Sn42