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Postby kevo » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:15 pm

i was just browise ing through the board index and see a few 1/32 scale layouts etc i had some good fun some yrs ago in this scale wanted some think bigger than 7mm NG so the kenward brick and pipe co was made here a a couple of pics . i sold the layout on some time a go . and then built a GN 15 one near the same design this was allso sold on
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby PeterH » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:13 am

Nice layout. I saw this on Carl's old site. I'm pleased to see more photos.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby Broadoak » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 am

Very nice layout Kevin.
Lovely scale to work in 1/32, I'm surprised more people don't.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:56 pm

thanks peter kind of you to say so . the person i sold the layout to must have putt the pics on . do you know ive looked at loads of photos on carls site over time . but have never come across them . i would have liked to have seen those :D yes 1/32 scale is a nice size to model in . may have another go some day.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:03 pm

peter ive added a few more photos . do you ever sell a layout and some time later think i wish i had kept it :(
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58 pm

A very neat and enjoyable little layout. I tried using the Search facility on Carl's site but came up empty. (It identified a handful of hits but none seemed to have relevant content).

Are there any larger photos available anywhere please?

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:12 pm

i did have a try my self but had no luck . ile try and enlarge some if i can . they were taken on my old camera which was a bit passed it .
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:32 pm

well ive had a play around and sorry but try ing to enlarge them seems to disstort them :cry: ime not much good with the lap top on things like that hope thease other ones makes up for it.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:41 pm

here is a much later photo of the GN15 version i made a few yrs later on based on the same idear . but as a sand works
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:55 am

Kevin,

Not to worry. Thanks for trying and for the photo of the Gn15 layout.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby Broadoak » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:29 am

Kevin,
I have never sold a layout, because I'm pretty sure I would regret it.
All my old HO layouts have been broken up, the buildings and rolling stock kept but the rest went to the tip.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:41 am

yes i do regret parting with a lot of my layouts and some times all the rolling stock to . but this was mainly due to store ing them and modelling on low income . so mainly i sold on to finance another project . but this time ile try and hang on to any thing i next build .
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:23 pm

i often suggest to people that 1/32 scale is one of the best to start with, and apart from Marklin starting to produce some r2r narrow gauge models over 30 years ago, I don't think there has been much interest in producing something r2r. Some adapted the Fleischmann Magic Train items as I have , but given that many childrens toys are 1/32 scale, including toy soldiers and farm workers, not forgetting Scalectrix model racing. So much that it unbelievable that a simple narrow gauge using 16.5mm gauge has not been developed. The purists might have to settle for a gauge that correspond to less than 2ft gauge, and sadly it is the mentality of trying to create better scale models that ids driving the commercial part of the hobby. Far too serious a way of thinking, whenI am sure a simple narrow gauge toy train system which was right size for all those 1/32(54mm) toy figures and animals, then it would be popular with children of all ages!
Marklin did get into 1/32 trains but for standard gauge, and these were used to create the models for the Thomas Tank Engine TV series, ironically.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby KEG » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:18 pm

Faller offered for many years narrow gauge trains in more or less 1 : 32 scale.
http://members.aon.at/spur1_tirol/page_6_1.html

They probably had reasons why they gave it up. But you can still find very much at Ebay today for modest prices.

When strolling through toy shops or departement stores these days, there is not much in 1 : 32.
No toy soldiers, no farm animals. They seem to be dominated by companies like Playmobil, Schleich, Barbie......and of course all the plastic stuff which gets promoted in TV spots.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby tebee » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26 am

Quite a bit of Gn15 stuff will work in 1:32, Steve Bennetts wagons and my small range would be fine in the scale - Diesels OK too with maybe a little work.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:10 am

The Faller E-train and Playtrain ranges were nearer to 1/24th scale, ie G scale, although some probably used them with 1/32 scale figures. There was a Hitrain range which used same track and chassis and was near to O scale. All can be found on eBay. Still finding collections in Germany. I have been using these models for many years, and it is a pity they are no longer available.
Even Playmobil cut back on the G gauge range and switched to their radio control system rather than the LGB supplied system. Given the way the German companies have reorganised and merged it is not surprising, but apart from G gauge, other narrow gauge systems seem to have gone off the radar, although OO9 HOe have made a come back with Minitrains and now Peco and Bachmann producing new items.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby KEG » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:31 am

The Faller E-train and Playtrain ranges were nearer to 1/24th scale, ie G scale…..


Axleboxes, wheels, door height, seats etc. are closer to a metre gauge prototype in 1 : 32 . But remember, they were intended as toys, not finescale models. BTW, G-Scale refers to 45mm gauge.
Faller came with 32 mm.

True, Faller and Playmobil gave up their trains in the last century. Like train makers in other scales, they realized, you cannot make much profits with trains for children these days anymore.

Most children never have seen a real train in their life. At least not one of these smoking and stinking beasts, adult customer love.

But don´t worry. There are quite a few companies left which offer model trains in various scales. Even for narrow gauge. In GB, Scale Link comes to mind. And a few new ones appeared at the market. For 1 : 32 scale I think of KM-1 and Tobias Feld just to name two of the larger ones. Very succesful firms. And there are the many cottage or garage firms.......Stroll over the next exhibition with open eyes.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:10 am

G scale refers to scale not gauge. G gauge is 45mm. Unfortunately these have been muddled over the years, and have resulted in various 'scales'being refered to as G scale. It now covers anything from 1/20.4( near to 15mm/ft) down to 1/29. This fits between SM32(16mm/ft) and one version of Gauge One(10mm/ft or 1/30 scale).
The Faller items might have ome metre gauge characteristics but are body wise nearer to 750mm gauge, which is what most people use them for.
One thing to watch out for with 1/32 scale is that some of it is unfortunately not 1/32, but somewhere between 1/32 and 1/35th scale. Military modellers have been aware of this for years.
I use both scales, but only mix them with care, and 1/32 on 16.5mm gauge is more suited to 500mm gauge whereas 1/35 is very close to 600mm gauge. Slaters do some nice tipper wagons in 1/32 and supply for both 16.5mm and slightly bigger gauge.
It is interesting that Marklin have gone for 1/32 scale(imperial) for their standard gauge models but manyBritish Gauge One modellers have gone for the Greenley 10mm/ftscale. Slaters have a mixture of both scales, which makes life difficult.
I Have mentioned it a while back, but anyone wanting to model 15in gauge in 1/32 can use 12mm gauge. The British TT models(Triang), can be used and actually scale out at 1/3rd sized bodies on 1/4 gauge track, which is what was used on Romney line and some other miniature lines.
The beauty of all these scales is that there are a lot of toy items that can be adapted, which is why I believe it is an ideal starter scale/gauge for narrow gauge.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby Geeky Gecko » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:15 am

Kevin,
Is this the layout on page 80 in Carl's Scrapbook?

http://www.carendt.com/small-layout-scr ... mber-2008/
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:35 am

looks like it. interesting comments on using O scale items.
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby DennyD » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:26 am

Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing this Kevin. Where did you get the 1/32 scale figures? Denny.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:18 pm

yes thats the layout :D i did hear that it had found its way on to carls site but i was never ableto find it my self . it was originaly called the kenward brick and pipe co . and looks from those pics that it was still in the as sold conditon . it said a mr david mitchell was the owner who must have put the pics on . i can not remenber if that was who i sold it on to as i was at work when it was collected . it was sold with both locos and the skip . the figures are the britians 132 scale farm figures . i thought it was a more interresting scale to try other than the 7mm NG that ide done before . i did go on to do a GN15 scale version as well a few yrs later :)
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:29 pm

:oops: just seen i did post a photo of the GN15 layout on this thread . ps i am have ing thoughts about a 7/8 ths scale version but as ime try ing to work out or rather un pic the confusion between 7/8ths scale figures and say sm32 scale figures or are they mix up able :roll: my plan is to use LGB track and LGB power units for small IC engines pushing a single skip . but its all pipe line thinking at the mo :idea:
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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:42 pm

Hi Kevin,

One of the best things you could do if contemplating 7/8ths" scale is to join the Lounge, which was actually based on the Gnatterbox when it was set up in 2007 but with much bigger toys. :D

http://www.7-8ths.info

To come back to the specifics of figures: in SM32, i.e. 16mm to the foot a six foot man is 96mm tall. In 7/8ths" (typically taken as 22.5mm to the foot, as opposed to the strictly accurate 22.225 mm to the foot) scale a six foot man is 135mm tall, some 40% bigger. That's an awful lot. It makes for great presence.

Mix them up? No, please don't.

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Re: 1/32 scale

Postby kevo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:49 pm

thanks chris that has cleared that up for me i see what you mean big difference . in fact i have just seen a photo of a 16mm skip next to a 7/8ths one that showed me how far off ide been :oops:
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