Dick Rasmussen What gauge or size?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Dick Rasmussen, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Dick Rasmussen

    Dick Rasmussen New Member

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    Here I am again. Does anyone have a chart , print, list,or simple explanation of the MANY different sizes of model trains?. I.m looking for what I think is the garden size models. I don't necessarily want to ride on it.Then again I,m new at this and may decide otherwise. Anyway I'm looking for plans, blueprints, for a locomotive of , I think the garden size model. Anyone got info or a print, plans they want to share or sell (at a very reasonable price). I'm hoping to do this from scratch. I'll take all the help I can get!!! I have a small machine shop at my disposal (Basement) and that was my occupation,machine work that is, not basements. Thanx Dick R.:confused:
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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  3. Dick Rasmussen

    Dick Rasmussen New Member

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    Thanx Pete. Good idea, I do subscribe to Live Steam now and have a couple of back issues. Didn't find anything in those two issues, I'll try the people at Live Steam and see what they have.
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    well to say large scale and live steam are two different things. large scale "1/29" is great for running outside and only requires a back yard of almost any size. now live steam is a whole other subject. live steam take's alot of land because of it's large size and most locomotives in this scale have a basic weight of 600lbs to 1500lbs as to "G" scale locomotives weight only about 15lbs to 30lbs. "G" scale is around 1/29 and live steam is around 1/8 in which case you can ride on! lol

    Charles