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Message 1362196 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:34:47 UTC - in response to Message 1362152.

Well, congrats, David. Guess I'll take lead for a few minutes......

Okay, let's try this again.....

Sorry, Don. But I'm not competing with you in my own thread.

I was tempted to say this right away just to give you the frustration of me having done it again, but I passed.

Thanks to all who offered congrats.

Vic: prototype, but you can probably get one in HO.

I had an idea for a theme last night, but it didn't survive being slept on. Considering another idea now.

Well the prototype gauge is 56.5"(4' 8.5", known as the 'track gauge' between the rails), so that's out, 1435.1mm is also out, divide that in two, possibly after rounding to the nearest whole number, of course you may be talking about something else related to a railroad, so I have no idea, as one can get a lot of things in HO, though I happen to like Z better, for space reasons really...
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Message 1362198 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:44:13 UTC

Suggestion - shouldn't Vic start his own Train/railroad thread for those that are interested?

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Message 1362201 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:49:04 UTC - in response to Message 1362198.
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Suggestion - shouldn't Vic start his own Train/railroad thread for those that are interested?


It was just a post or two, toot toot! Jeez...
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Message 1362206 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:58:48 UTC

Toot toot

I know vic, but there could be others that would like to go into more of the details like yourself. Just saying. Be more useful if all railroad stuff could be found in one place?

i.e. 4'-8 1/2" is Standard gauge not prototype gauge ....



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Message 1362219 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 17:22:23 UTC

congrats, David......
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Message 1362222 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 17:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 1362206.

Toot toot

I know vic, but there could be others that would like to go into more of the details like yourself. Just saying. Be more useful if all railroad stuff could be found in one place?

i.e. 4'-8 1/2" is Standard gauge not prototype gauge ....




In model railroad terms the real thing is known as the prototype...
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Message 1362232 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 17:53:00 UTC

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Message 1362259 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:58:24 UTC

Congratz on your win, David:)
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Message 1362261 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 19:02:12 UTC

So tired, been a long day of shopping, eating & more shopping!
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Message 1362268 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 19:12:42 UTC

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Message 1362273 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 19:21:01 UTC - in response to Message 1362261.

So tired, been a long day of shopping, eating & more shopping!

Shopping, I love to do that, but that can't happen all the time around here. But I can window shop while online at least. :D
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Message 1362305 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 21:23:18 UTC

Winning.

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Message 1362326 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 23:06:03 UTC

Thanks to Angela for running the parallel competition last time and to Eric for judging it. I (at least) really enjoyed the running tally! I will post a pic when the prize arrives!

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Message 1362340 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 0:39:28 UTC

Chris: don't blame Vic for talking about trains in this thread. I mentioned them the very first post. If he wants to talk about trains here, he's welcome to.

Vic: I never said it was a model, but I suppose I could say it's a model in 12"=1' scale. You have a point about Z, but anything smaller than HO is too difficult for my eyes and fingers.

Trains can be a secondary theme to this thread, but I've been leaning toward Monty Python for the main one. Preference is toward Meaning of Life and away from Life of Brian. I'm not offering cookies or even promising to pick a funniest post... but I might. Ping!


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Message 1362344 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 1:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1362196.

<<<< snip - I happen to like Z better, for space reasons really...

FTW with - I'm a long time Z fan too and for same reason.
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Message 1362348 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 1:33:02 UTC
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For those who do not know their Z from what not, here's a some links with an explanation of model railroad scales and a picture or two for illustration:

Z scale is 1/220
N scale is 1/160
TT scale is 1/120
HO scale is 1/87
S scale is 1/64
O scale is 1/48
G scale is 1/22.5


A Z scale train double heading across a bridge.

Z scale track and a human hand.
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Message 1362349 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 1:45:25 UTC - in response to Message 1362348.
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For those who do not know their Z from what not, here's a some links with an explanation of model railroad scales and a picture or two for illustration:

Z scale is 1/220
N scale is 1/160
TT scale is 1/120
HO scale is 1/87
S scale is 1/64
O scale is 1/48
G scale is 1/22.5

Don't forget OO scale, 1:76 but running on the same track as HO


They left out O!


A Z scale train double heading across a bridge.

Nice, but still too small for me.


Z scale track and a human hand.

My point precisely.
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Message 1362352 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 2:26:35 UTC

Just like, wot R we supozed to do to keep a thread on track,
Though if U get a thread on your Z in may derail it :-)

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Message 1362353 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 2:37:34 UTC - in response to Message 1362352.

Just like, wot R we supozed to do to keep a thread on track,
Though if U get a thread on your Z in may derail it :-)

Exactly.

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Message 1362379 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 5:30:35 UTC

I like O because of the detail.



Of course space is an issue. So is life in space, but that has nothing to do with toy trains.

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