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    Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links
    RE: Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links
    Fellow Forum member, Sean McGillicuddy, suggested that links be provided for my articles.
    Articles include 1/29 scale American standard gauge locos, rolling stock, and turnout (track switch) products from Aris...  more
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    D&RGW 44 ton switcher bash
    Hi Matt,
    The reason I mentioned o-gauge standards is that at 1.25" gauge, the gauge scales to 36-1/4" inches in 1:29, which is pretty close. 
    It also allows the use of existing dual gauge track:
    (Sunset Valley dual gauge)...  more
    D&RGW 44 ton switcher bash
    Matt,
    So are you making it run on 45mm track or larger 1:20.3 standard gauge track?
    D&RGW 44 ton switcher bash
    Hi Craig,
    The prototype is standard gauge. My model, like the prototype, will be equipped with dual gauge couplers which enable it to switch standard gauge and narrow gauge equipment.
     
    Cheers,
    Matt
    D&RGW 44 ton switcher bash
    Is the prototype a 3' or 4' 8.5" gauge? 
    Interesting that a center cab in "standard gauge" (1\29) could be used to model a center cab in "narrow gauge" (1/20.3) without too many modifications.
    Trying to figure out the Scale?
    if it is standard gauge, i would say it should be about 1:7.5 scale.
     
    (standard gauge divided by your models gauge)
    (Barbies are about 1:6)
    Blending scales of railways
    Korm Kormsen said:
    Joe, in your pic they compare pears and apples.
    the left loco (the "G") is narrow gauge (2m) while the other five are standard gauge.
    Korm,...  more
    Blending scales of railways
    Joe, in your pic they compare pears and apples.
    the left loco (the "G") is narrow gauge (2m) while the other five are standard gauge.
     
    standard gauge in 1:22.5 should be roughly a bit over 2 1/2" (64mm)
    Contemplating a switch in scale
    I am finding that there is a similar size "awkwardness" in equipment that was in service on the "standard gauge" railroads in the 1860's and 1870's. A boxcar built in the 1850's, running with a "new" 1875 build boxcar is noticeably shorter in height and l...  more
    Contemplating a switch in scale
    I've always found the size differences between standard and narrow gauge rolling stock pretty interesting.
     
    Here's one that I like: Big and Small
     
    Also a search of images has a small number of others for comparison.
    Contemplating a switch in scale
    I've done a mix of 1/24 and 1/22 since day one (around 1997). Anything I build is in 1/24 and because I don't want to build all of my rolling stock 1/22 is close enough. In 1/24 the 1/20.3 stuff is close enough to standard gauge to use it for that if you ...  more