Working in yet another scale?

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  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    My wife talked me into buying Bachman's model of Walt Disney's backyard railroad.
    Now I realise that I'm working in a brand new scale.
    Walt's railroad was 1/8th full size and I think ran on 7.5" gauge track. My model runs on HO gauge track. If I divide the 5/8" into 7.5" I get 1:12.

    So I now have a 1" to 1' model of a 1 1/2" to 1' model.

    Next week: the dollhouses!

    Well, I'm having fun running it. I've replaced all the wheels in the cars, but the pickup is 2 wheels on each side of the tender and it doesn't like Peco insulfrogs, in one direction anyway.
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I'm so tired I think that scale math just blew my mind. bachmann has a model of what? :mrgreen:

    Kevin
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    You lucky dog.:thumb: Did your wife have to twist your arm real hard? I wish my wife would do that.:cry:

    Loren
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    It doesn't really fit with my model of pre-1959 Britain.

    But I have the book on Disney's railways and I always liked the Carolwood Pacific.
    When we were down the precious week and bought her trolley, I thought the Disney set was $150; then our local shop had it marked $250. When I saw only $100, I went for it.
    Now I need 1/12 size models of Walt, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnson, ...