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    • October 10, 2019 3:16 PM EDT
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      Anybody Know What Scale This Is?

         The child appears to be one to one, but what scale is the locomotive? A friend sent me this asking me about the loco; the picture is of him as a kid. He thinks it might be Idaho Springs, but if anybody recognizes the location that would be good too. The cribbing kind of looks like the Argo, but not really.

       

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    • October 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT
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      I dunno, but it looks kinda like it would be about 15 inch gauge, or 5 inch scale.

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    • October 10, 2019 9:29 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      I dunno, but it looks kinda like it would be about 15 inch gauge, or 5 inch scale.

      Could be Maynard.....was thinking 12" gauge myself

    • October 11, 2019 1:16 AM EDT
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      Rooster ' said:
      David Maynard said:

      I dunno, but it looks kinda like it would be about 15 inch gauge, or 5 inch scale.

      Could be Maynard.....was thinking 12" gauge myself

       

      I agree....more like 12 inch gauge. Way too small for 15 inch standard gauge. 12 inch gauge was usually for smaller estate size home railroads. 14 and 15 inch gauge were common large estate layouts in the early 1900's.and even today. The photo shows a standard gauge locomotive on 12 inch gauge or roughly 2.4-2.5 inch scale. BTW, 5 inch scale on 15 inch gauge is considered narrow gauge in the "Grand Scale" sizes. (anything above 7.5 inch gauge). There are quite a few 15 inch gauge NG locomotives running the Bay Area around Berkeley, CA and even those engines are larger than this one.

      This post was edited by Gary Armitstead at October 11, 2019 1:21 AM EDT
    • October 11, 2019 7:19 AM EDT
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      Either way I wouldn't want to move that thing ….

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    • October 11, 2019 11:13 AM EDT
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         Okay, so let me get this straight. We think it's a 2.5 inch to the foot scale locomotive on a rail that is 12 inches apart?

       

         Do I got that right?

       

          Thanks guys.

       

       

       

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    • October 11, 2019 7:36 PM EDT
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      Yes... the rail is 192/16ths on center.  Now as for the rest of the math it's on you !

    • October 11, 2019 10:04 PM EDT
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      Actually that kid is 15 feet tall...

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