Snappy titles don't do our hobby any good. Exhibition managers often need educating on terminology. I sometimes have to look at exhibition listings to see if there is anything to interest me, and I know it is also a concern of magazine editors, as they often get complaints when they have listed inaccurate info in their magazines.
I will have to start a campaign to have the terms gauge and scale legally defined, as it not only insults our language but mathematics.
Just had a look round, and found that Pempoul by Gordon Gravett is described as 1/50th scale, 18.2mm gauge, and Christopher Payne describes some of his layouts as 1/25th scale, 16.5mm gauge. No mention of prototype gauge in exhibition details. So describe Emley-Sous-Bois as 1/43.5 scale, 16.5mm gauge. Also I am very interested in any French narrow gauge so any chance of a photo?
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges. http://www.rue-d-etropal.com