Experimenting in large scale

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Mike R, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Mike R

    Mike R Member

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    This is a "building under construction" in F scale, also suitable for 1:24 or 1:22.5. It's to be an elevated structure, or something for a wharfside. I'm not modelling in large scale, just experimenting with methods & materials.
    It's board-by-board construction, all yellow cedar, ( except for the ladder rungs.) [:D]
    regards / Mike

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    Mike R Member

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    view #2

    With a backdrop:

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    view #3

    Showing some ceiling detail:

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  4. Catt

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    Sure looks good to me.The first lady member of NARA is scratchbuilding all of her buildings for here garden layout.
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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Great job, Mike!
    That 's some excellent workmanship!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  6. Jim T

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    Mike, that really looks nice. What a great size to work with. Like you, I'm also a woodworker, and could see myself building some of that size of stuff too. You better be careful or you may end up with a garden RR running all over your back yard. :)

    Cheers, Jim
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's nice!!! Great Work!!! Now you're going to have to supply dimensions for us. LOL
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    Hi Mike, excellent photo's of some really great modelling in large scale. What scale are the tracks

    Shamus
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  9. Mike R

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    large scale track

    Shamus; the track normally used on what the trade calls"Large Scale" is #1 Gauge, at 45 mm wide, about 1 3/4" width. Although LGB may be the best known brand, there are many other types of track, with better profiles.

    F scale is 1:20.3 which then equates that track gauge to 3 foot narrow gauge.

    There is no true "G" scale, except LGB at 1:22.5, which equates the track gauge to 1 meter European narrow gauge.

    There's also equipment at 1:24 available to represent approximate narrow gauge.

    True #1 scale is 1:32 and it's very rare, mainly high-end Maerklin.
    The most popular "standard" trains running on #1 gauge track are 1:29 Aristo & USA Trains etc., which are pretty oversize from the 1:32, but look good and are very popular.

    There's a growing group of "very-narrow-gauge" modellers working with 1:16 scale and some at 1:13.7 scale on this same
    gauge track.
    regards / Mike:D