Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby PeterH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm

chris stockdale wrote:we really must find a better nomenclature for this scale/gauge combination - yet 1/12n16.5 seems incredibly clumsy too - any ideas guys?


W maybe = whimsical. I think the scale/gauge name helps put the layout into a category - we expect different things from a Gn15 layout and an S4 layout, a different approach, a different look and a different kind of person. I don’t think conveying the scale and gauge is too important.
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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby Jon Randall » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:48 pm

I call it Wn7.25 as I figure if 'H' is 'half inch' then 'W' is 'whole inch'

1/2n16.5 would mean the prototype is 16.5" gauge Chris
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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 pm

You are quite right Jon.

The ‘conversation has moved on a bit elsewhere. My current favoured thought is

1/12n7¼

Since, at least in the railway modelling world, the scale is normally referred to as 1/12 rather than, say, 1”.

n is used quite happily all over to refer to narrow gauge, as in our own dear Gn15

And lastly those of us who use it refer to 184mm gauge as 7¼”

And there you have it :D

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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:52 pm

A last note for now:

Whatever we choose to call this scale/gauge combo Si Harris, aka Modelearth, is definitely bent on offering some wagons and a loco at some stage next year.

Now, if we can also persuade Smallbrook Studios to pick their idea of doing a 1/12 Tinkerbell... :wink:

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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby mad gerald » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:11 pm

Stockers,

following this "nomenclature" ... what would - in your opinion - be a matching term regarding 1/16 scale running on 16,5 mm track representing 10 1/4 gauge ...?! :roll: 1/16n10 1/4 ... or ... 1/16n10.25 ... or else?

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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:41 pm

Hi Gerald,

Your first suggestion

1/16n10¼”

(Damn, but it’s not easy to get the ¼” to show properly!)

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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby docnjoj » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:36 pm

Maybe 1/12N10. Good enough for Gov't work?
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Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Postby mad gerald » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 pm

... OK, thanks ... but I see trouble coming regarding proper threads/paths with "1/4" in it ... :roll:


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