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    • May 8, 2014 2:39 PM EDT
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      If 1:20.3 in my world = 1.1 Scale . What would Ho or O Scale be in this world ?

    • May 8, 2014 3:00 PM EDT
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      I think this is what you are asking? G varies from 1:32 standard to 1:20 narrow and 1:13 2ft narrow gauge.  

      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at May 8, 2014 3:04 PM EDT
    • May 8, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
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      I believe I posted my Question wrong. What I ment is if F Scale = 1.1 in the real world . Then would O or Ho Scale = 15" Guage or 12" or 7-1/2 Guage. I want to model a ride on train in someones back yard..

    • May 8, 2014 3:17 PM EDT
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      1/87x1/20.3=.0005662=1'

      1/45x1/20.3=

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    • May 8, 2014 5:01 PM EDT
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    • May 8, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
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      32mm x 20.32 = 650.24mm or 25.6"
      16.5mm x 20.32 = 335.28mm or 13.2"
      9mm x 20.32 = 182mm or 7.2"


      O gauge track is close to 2' gauge in F scale. A common mining gauge.
      HO gauge track is close to 12" or 15" in F scale. A common amusement park gauge.
      N gauge track is very close to 7.25" or 7.5" in F scale. A common miniature railway gauge.

      Some relative modeling scale/gauge terms to search: GNine, G9, Gn9, Gn15 

      I am currently playing around with Kato N scale powered chassis which are only about $15.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kato-11-103-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-N-scale-/201082603790?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2ed175090e

      If you use a HO tank loco top shortened it will go over the works leaving a hole where the cab is for the driver. Have a look at the link below: 
      http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=112638&sid=dc03fae6d5ca5fbeb98f7abbec2d313c 

      Peco make 9mm track to depict narrow gauge in HO/OO scale with the ties more spread apart which would be more suitable for a miniature 7.5" track in F or G. The scale/gauge is called: OO-9, OOn9, HOe. They also make 'crazy' track for the same which has ragged and crooked ties. 

      Andrew 

      This post was edited by Paradise at May 8, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
    • May 8, 2014 5:28 PM EDT
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      Thanks Andrew. Just what I was looking four.

    • May 8, 2014 6:19 PM EDT
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      Allen, The Tomix James sets in N scale would make a nice kiddy ride on miniature train in F or G scale.
      The tender would be handy for the driver to sit on. The sets are a bit pricey though and the cars would not work. Some made up gondolas with trucks would be better for passengers. 



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    • May 8, 2014 8:15 PM EDT
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      I have an HO locomotive I plan on making a Gn15 mine train with. Yea, just as soon as I finish 100 other projects.

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    • May 9, 2014 12:47 AM EDT
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      I model in 1:20.3 scale and wanted to build a mining diorama with an electric locomotive. I decided to go with S gauge standards which is 22.42 mm and works out to about 18" in F scale. I call it Fn18. I re-gauged a Model Power Hustler, hand laid some code 100 rail and re-gauged some Atlas snap switches. I've been happy with how it has come out so far.

    • May 9, 2014 10:52 AM EDT
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      This is my Nn3  loco on my recent freight depot build....

       

       

      It ran on Z ga track and would make a good outdoor larger scale pike.

      Z will probably be as close to G and still run.

      The Sleepy Hollow conductor is an Aristo figure, me thinks....

       

      John

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    • May 16, 2014 10:53 AM EDT
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      Here in UK a well-known LGB layout has N -scale 'in the garden' replicating 1" scale ride-on trains.

      Looks very impressive, too.

      tac
      Ottawa Valley GRS

    • January 25, 2015 10:41 AM EST
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      I've had thoughts of this too, but like David too many other projects to finish first.

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    • January 27, 2015 6:11 PM EST
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      Oh seriously you people need to stop. Where will the madness end. I can't keep up with the diversions you people put me on.

       

      A scale ride on train in a f scale layout. That is simply a cool idea but is shear madness. I had already decided to resist the temptation to build a 2' gauge mining railroad on my eventual F layout now I want to build a miniature ride on. stop it I say.

       

      ....squirrel......

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    • January 27, 2015 6:11 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Oh seriously you people need to stop. Where will the madness end. I can't keep up with the diversions you people put me on.

       

      A scale ride on train in a f scale layout. That is simply a cool idea but is shear madness. I had already decided to resist the temptation to build a 2' gauge mining railroad on my eventual F layout now I want to build a miniature ride on. stop it I say. A model railroad on a model railroad is evil.

       

      ....squirrel......

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    • January 27, 2015 7:37 PM EST
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      tac Foley said:

      Here in UK a well-known LGB layout has N -scale 'in the garden' replicating 1" scale ride-on trains.

      Looks very impressive, too.

      tac
      Ottawa Valley GRS



      That is a very common "trick" in various scales in EU, they quite often use Z scale. After all, if 9mm track gauge is good, 6.5mm has to be still better.

       

       

      This post was edited by Hans-Joerg Mueller at January 27, 2015 7:38 PM EST
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    • January 27, 2015 8:56 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      This is my Nn3  loco on my recent freight depot build....

       

       

      It ran on Z ga track and would make a good outdoor larger scale pike.

      Z will probably be as close to G and still run.

      The Sleepy Hollow conductor is an Aristo figure, me thinks....

       

      John



      I looked at some of that stuff, it's as pricey as Z scale. The price goes up in inverse proportion to the size. Scary stuff!

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    • February 3, 2015 9:51 AM EST
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      And of course, the newer T scale almost replicates Fn3 scale in Fn3 scale......................................Sealed

      tac
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    • February 3, 2015 11:41 AM EST
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      Devon I agree with you, give it a break!  I used to do HO (Micro Gauge) but now I build Fn3 ('G' Gauge) and in the back yard!  And yes I still have some HO equipment and trackage!

       

      Paul

    • February 4, 2015 11:59 AM EST
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      Tac,

      I had not heard of T scale. I did not need to hear about T scale. That is crazy small. and your right it is very close to 1:20.3 in F scale. Makes me want to do an F scale layout of my house

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