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narrow gauge model question

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:48 am
by WilliamTi
Help,I visited some narrow gauge railways this year,Well i keep thinking i would like a narrow gauge layout sometime in the future,so i have been looking at the models available,Talk about confusion ,I quite fancy a track gauge about 12mm think it is HOm ?,I see i can get track,but i can not see any loco (steam) kits i know i can get 7mm narrow gauge but i would like something cheaper ( too many projects ) can anyone tell me if i can get kits in this 12mm track gauge Thankyou Garry

Re: narrow gauge model question

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 am
by DCRFAN 3
12mm is just the track gauge. What scale do you wish to build in? To explain the difference:

12mm gauge in 1/35th scale = 420mm prototype gauge

12mm gauge in 1/43th scale (UK O scale) = 516mm prototype gauge

12mm gauge in 1/48th scale (US O scale) = 576mm prototype gauge

12 gauge in 1/72nd scale = 864mm prototype gauge

12mm gauge in 1/76th scale (UK OO scale) = 912mm prototype gauge

12mm gauge in 1/87nd scale (HO scale) = 1044mm prototype gauge

You can use the same 12mm gauge motor bogie in any of these scales.

Re: narrow gauge model question

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:43 am
by chris stockdale
Hi William,

Just to be tidy and keep this area on topic I’ve moved your thread to here

viewforum.php?f=18

And locked this.

No disrespect, you’re new and such places are often weird until you get used to them :D

Cheers,