View single post by Si.
 Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2016 05:56 am
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Hi again Steve :wave:

I have modeled, over the years, in N, OO, HO, On3, O, 1:24n3, G, 1:12

Some have been only 'try outs', some more serious & long lasting.

It was not really apparent to me WHAT scale or gauge I really liked the most.

I suppose I was a 'classic' RUBBERGAUGER !


Rubbergauging, IMO, is the DISEASE ! of model railroading !!

For me at any rate, in slotcars, the choice of scale is EASY.

Although you can get HO, 1:43 & 1:24 slotcars ...

... 1:32 is really where it's AT !

1:24 is WAY too big for slotcars, unless you have a BARN and BINOCULARS to race the things (possibly OK for clubs).

HO & 1:43 slotcars IMO don't have the 'weight & mass' to perform in quite the same way as 1:32 ones do.

So the choice IMO is an easy one.

In railroading 'weight & mass' is not really the issue.

I would say the issue is 'human scale'.

The question I asked myself was, how big do I want my model human figures to be ? ...

... & can I fit the other items such as railroad stuff & structure in with that choice ?

After a period of uncertainty & testing out mostly 1:35 military kits, such as figures & small vehicles, I decided it was.

I still have my 1:24n3 models, also a small amount of HO & some 1:12 figures and bits.

BUT ... I am no longer a 'rubbergauger' really (thank goodness) ...

... There is no doubt in my mind, that 1:35n2 is where I'm at, till they nail the lid on !! ;)

That is a nice feeling, as I am 'pacing' my new experiment, with a long-range schedule in mind.

Rolling-stock first, then structures, then layout building.

Of course this in practice is all overlapping a bit, but I'm sure you get what I mean.

In any case ...

... I'm having FUN !



My thanks also to the Texan train-baron, Woodie :cb: for helping to get me on the straight & 'narrow' ! ;)



' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
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