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    • December 8, 2019 10:43 AM EST
    • I wonder how that happened ?

      We got older and our eyesight got worse.  The bigger the better!

       

    • December 8, 2019 3:43 AM EST
    • In the UK, where the 16mm scale is quite established, it is quite common to offer models of "2 ft gauged" prototypes with an option for gauging wheelsets at 45mm as well as what should be the correctly scaled 32 mm ones. That does not mean the 45 mm gauged models of 2 ft gauged prototypes have suddenly rescaled themselves to 7/8ths by that action  This is more a convention to offer the maximum sales potential as there are probably many more modellers operating on 45 mm tracks than 32 mm in the UK and elsewhere. And anyhow, a lot of the product listed as 16mm scale never ran on 2ft gauge but some other increment between there and 3ft, or even below. A 2'6" gauged prototype, if scaled at 16mm will be riding about right on 45mm track.

       

      So my 16mm scaled, so the manufacturers tell me, Welshpool & Llanfair stock are running seemingly in a prototypical manner on my line. Now I have all I have to fix is the rail height, the less than prototypical LGB inspired code 332  What to do about the Lynton & barnstaple items I run though ? They are supposed to run on 1'11.5" gauged track in real life. A scale and gauge nightmare to the purist.

       

      Just to make matters even more confusing, for some, there is also a thriving market in the UK now for "true" 7/8ths scaled models that run on 45mm gauge track. Not just body conversions of nominally 16 mm scaled "freelance" locos. Still with the usual caveats about the actual gauge of the prototypes depicted. I wonder how that happened ? 

    • December 7, 2019 1:25 PM EST
    • Yea, they got a couple of prairie's out there that are great looking think 1 with a tender and 2 saddle tankers + a 2-6-6-2 saddle tanker that looks like the Bachmann one

      saddle tanker

    • December 7, 2019 12:54 PM EST
    • Actually the Bachman Connie was modeled on a Mexican 30" gauge locomotive, currently at Black Hills Central out of Service (converted to 36" gauge) and was once at Edaivile in Carver Massachusetts.

    • December 7, 2019 9:01 AM EST
    • Pete Thornton said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      Interesting, but found that some of it's parts are shared by Bachmann's Connie which is suppose to be 7/8

      I don't think so.  It's a 1:20.3 model loosely based on a 2' gauge ouside-frame loco.  Yes, rubber ruler, but not 7/8ths.

       

      The One20point3 group is alive and well.  It just moved to groups.io due to the demise of Yahoo groups.
      https://groups.io/g/One20point3

       

      There are 2 active Facebook groups that I know of, but as you hate them I won't tell you any more.

       

       

      sorry I meant 1:20.3 not 7/8

       

    • December 6, 2019 10:00 PM EST
    • Pete:

       

      Thanks for the link, though I wouldn't exactly call them "active" or perhaps I am misreading it.

       

      I'm aware of the FB groups, but yes, I do hate FB for forum type of information.

       

      Hoping that Bill responds with a more traditional forum type link.

       

      Thanks again, Mark

       

    • December 6, 2019 7:59 PM EST
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      Once again ....scale matters not!

    • December 6, 2019 7:19 PM EST
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      Interesting, but found that some of it's parts are shared by Bachmann's Connie which is suppose to be 7/8

      I don't think so.  It's a 1:20.3 model loosely based on a 2' gauge ouside-frame loco.  Yes, rubber ruler, but not 7/8ths.

       

      The One20point3 group is alive and well.  It just moved to groups.io due to the demise of Yahoo groups.
      https://groups.io/g/One20point3

       

      There are 2 active Facebook groups that I know of, but as you hate them I won't tell you any more.

    • December 6, 2019 6:48 PM EST
    • Bill:

       

      I would appreciate it if you could share which F scale forum(s) that you would post this question on.  Other than Facebook (I hate FB) I have not been successful in locating such a forum that is reasonably active. 

       

      Thanks. 

    • December 6, 2019 5:36 PM EST
    • I agree, but I was thinking of posting something on f scale forum, and they are so picky and get piss off if it isn't 1/20th, think I'll just pass, I'm not a rivet counter

    • December 6, 2019 5:20 PM EST
    • Nobody ever accused Bachmann (among others) of using the rubber ruler.  

       

      The usual "if it looks good to you" or "from 10ft away" may apply, it does for me.

    • December 6, 2019 4:28 PM EST
    • Interesting, but found that some of it's parts are shared by Bachmann's Connie which is suppose to be 7/8

    • December 6, 2019 3:09 PM EST
    • It's a decent 1:22.5 scale model of the ET&WNC 4-6-0 #123 that is still operating.

       

       

       

    • December 6, 2019 12:59 PM EST
    • About 1:22.5 AFAIK

       

      Greg

    • December 6, 2019 12:28 PM EST
    • So what scale is Bachmann's 4-6-0 Big Hauler?

       

    • December 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST
    • Interesting. Just saw yet another article about this and it mentions other rock stars that are into trains [link]:

       

      ”But Stewart isn't the only rock star who dabbles in model trains. The Who's Roger Daltrey [link], Phil Collins, Neil Young [link], The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, and pianist Jools Holland [link] also share in the hobby.”

       

      Here's one of the pictures from that article that I hadn't seen anywhere else:

       

       

      And here's one of Jools Holland:

       

       

       

      There's also a wikipedia article [link] listing a bunch of other celebrities, including Tom Hanks, Elton John, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springstein, and, amazingly enough, Hermann Göring (of Nazi fame).

       

      [edited to add a wikipedia article, the Rod Stewart picture, links to articles/videos for other rocker's railroads, and a pic for Jools Holland's railroad]

    • December 6, 2019 12:23 PM EST
    • Nice kit bash, most of my stuff is also kit bashed as when I started in G there wasn't any American stuff, I've got one of those 2080's and was going to use the drive for my Mason Bogie but also had a beat up spreewald so I used the drive out of that instead, Bill

    • December 6, 2019 11:02 AM EST
    • Very nice conversion.

       

      I have looked at 7/8ths but as above, a bit too much 1:20.3.  In anything larger I am drooling at 2.5" scale.  Three foot narrow gauge running on 7.5" spaced track. 

      Maxitrak and Accucraft have some offerings that for that scale are reasonable in price. 

    • December 6, 2019 10:54 AM EST
    • I am very interested, but too deeply entrenched in 1:20 and lack the time to scratch build everything. I've been watching your 7/8's posts in the past and love whet Eric Schade has done modeling the Maine Two Footers.  I thing Shawn V. has at least some 7/8's stuff.  If you can find any of the very old threads, Bart Salmons was building logging and coal hauling equipment in 7/8's before he moved to smaller scales and cosplay.

    • December 6, 2019 10:28 AM EST
    • Let's see a show of hands. How many members here dabble in 7/8" scale?

      Except for a few locomotives and a handful of cars all my 1:20.3 builds and rolling stock and I have parted ways. The entire collection was sold to a good friend of mine.

      It was time for a new interest.

      I am a member of the 7/8"s forum, The SE Lounge.

      Latest project was a converted LGB 2-6-2.