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Which Gnine are you?

Postby ian holmes » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:21 pm

The possible scale/gauge combinations that I've thought of are at the Gnine.info homepage Which ones are anyone else modelling in?
After some wagon building this weekend I've plumped for 1:25.4 for 9" track gauge.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:40 pm

I think I shall be rubber scaling around the 1:24 to 1:22.5 area and might stretch as far as 1:25.4 :) not sure my eyes can see the difference anyway.
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Postby AndyA » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:40 pm

Steve posted me a pic of a brickworks loco, so I took a leaf out of his book and have dimensioned a sketch for Gn15, but another using as many of the same drafting components as I can for the Lima chassis I have. Looking at the result I'm probably going to stick with the 1:35 on 9mm for 12.25/12.5 gauge I was considering before.

But anything tangible is probably way in the future, even though I have a chassis and some crazytrack. I must finish some other stuff, both Gn15 and for paying clients, first.

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Postby ian holmes » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:49 pm

I know when it all comes down to it it doesn't matter.
I'm just a bit anal about track gauge.
Must come from my abortive days as a P4 modeller :shock:

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scales, gauges, ad finitum

Postby jay » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:39 pm

i can't take it any more. too many scales, gauges, interspersements, and who the %#@& can read this spelling with "G"s everywhere they're gnot supposed to be anyway....


i'm gonna take up fly casting - it must be easier...

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Re: scales, gauges, ad finitum

Postby ian holmes » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:43 pm

jay wrote:.


i'm gonna take up fly casting - it must be easier...



Nope. I tried that. Drove me crazy...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:48 pm

ian holmes wrote:I know when it all comes down to it it doesn't matter.
I'm just a bit anal about track gauge.
Must come from my abortive days as a P4 modeller :shock:


Nothing wrong with that, we all have different areas which are important to us and others we feel we can compromise on. The variety in views is part of what makes the hobby interesting.
:) I'm just curious where you are going to find 1:25.4 scale figures :)
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Postby dr5euss » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:51 pm

Mmmmm it's very tempting to model in 7/8ths, but then I'm scared that I won't go back to G scale :)

5" tends to be scale models (I had a ride behind my grandad's Santa Fe F7), so I guess I'll be using N gauge models. Wagons are cheap, which is good :)

I'll give it some thought :? ...

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:55 pm

Is there a supplier for 7/8th figures?

I'm just thinking that you really need a person to demonstrate the face it's a miniature railway.

Is it time to reach for the dusty bag of DAS?

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:03 am

Triple posts....more shameless than Ian's first post :wink: :) ...

This shows the difference between 7 1/4" and 5" quite well:

http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk/ ... 05/a22.jpg

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Postby ian holmes » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:05 am

dr5euss wrote:Is there a supplier for 7/8th figures?





George;
the obvious one is Carlo Spirito http://www.spirito.biz/ I think Carlo used to hang around here and Chris Walas is also an oustanding figure modeller
I'm sure there are others in fact there was an article recently in Garden Railways magazine that listed all the manufacturers that there are. Typically with the state of my hobby room I can't find the article

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:07 am

Thanks Ian; they seem a very reasonable price too.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:08 am

dr5euss wrote:Is there a supplier for 7/8th figures?


There is indeed, no relative, just a good friend.
http://www.robbennett.org
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Postby dr5euss » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:14 am

Ah that's interesting :)

I had a very long chat with him at Telford...he had the military layout and I think he was running it with his son.

Ooooh it's most tempting now :)

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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:23 am

Ian wrote;
The possible scale/gauge combinations that I've thought of are at the Gnine.info homepage Which ones are anyone else modelling in?
Bit of a butterfly I'm afraid; 1/24-1/22.5, 1/35-1/32, 09 and still need to get some 009 up and running :roll:

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Postby MOG » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:54 pm

Too many unfinished projects at the moment to make a start on Gnine... tempting as it is.. but I reckon I'd plump for 1/24th coz I can do the maths :wink:

My experience so far with 009 / HOe hasn't been that promising though as regards smooth running and stability (bearing in mind I'm definitely a budget modeller) so I'd need to plan carefully before starting on a project..

Hang on... plan carefully?? that's twice I've used that phrase lately... I need to watch out... building these model planes is obviously affecting my Bodger ethics! :wink:
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Postby MOG » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:38 pm

Actually..This may be the right kind of scale/gauge to try out my model of the garden railway proposal..I've often looked through this site and dreamed of what might be...

http://www.rideonrailways.co.uk/index.html

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:47 pm

I'm going to hover around the 1:24/1:25.4 scales, both easy to work in scale-wise, and very close together, so it doesn't actually matter if I pick up a metric or imperial rule provided I don't use both on the same model :D 8) Plus there's a lot of detailing bits out there for 1:24/1:25 scales :twisted:
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