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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2009, 08:09:33 PM »
Lovely work. I admire the clean execution of the conversions.

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 08:10:28 PM »
I have some experience modelling Narrow Gauge railways.

If you assume that a 6 foot man is 28mm tall the scale you use is 1/64th.

The traditional railway gauges - the distance between the rails are
9mm (N gauge or 1/100th),
16.5mm (H0-OO gauge or 4mm to the foot, the models featured above) and
32mm (O Gauge, 7mm to the foot).

The traditional narrow gauge sizes are; 600mm, 2 foot, 2 foot 6 inches, 3 foot and 3 foot 6 inches.

Therefore in 1/64th scale

2 foot gauge = 9.3mm (as close to 9mm as makes no difference)

3 foot 6 inches = 16.65mm (as close to 16.5mm as makes no difference)

There are a number of examples of 3 foot 6 inch gauge railways, a Google search will give examples - but one that springs to mind is a narrow Gauge railway that ran on the island of Cyprus.  2 foot or 600mm was used by the armies in WW1.

Your model running on 16.5mm gauge track would be a 3 foot, 6 inch gauge Narrow Gauge railway.

Finally, if laying track use the track specifically designed for NG railways - its called 'Crazy Track' and is sold in 36inch lengths by Peco - another bonus is that it is scaled for 7mm tall people and the sleepers will be properly spaced for 1/64th modelling, it is also nickel plated and will not rust.

I hope that this helps - any questions you know where I am.

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 08:13:56 PM »
interesting stuff

maybe You could please post this info in the railway section info thread, so we have it all together?

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2009, 10:50:35 PM »
There is an alternative.

5.5mm society

5.5mm to the foot, average "28mm" figure is 31 or 32mm to the top of the head

32mm divided by 5.5mm  give a scale height of 5'10" so they are pretty close to average height before the 21st century

They use 12mm gauge track for 2'3", or 16.5mm gauge track for 3'

HOm Track  from peco is good for 12mm gauge (and 15mm standard gauge)
and the 16.5mm narrow gauge track is good enough for 3'

http://www.blackhamtransfers.com/55/5andahalflogo.html

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009, 09:07:30 PM »
The first finished wagons:











« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 07:02:59 PM by Michi »

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2009, 09:28:34 PM »
Great work! Especially the tank wagon!  8)
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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009, 10:05:29 PM »
They look very good.  Well done with the realistic weathering.

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2009, 09:02:17 AM »
they look filthy.

Top job. :-*

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 10:37:41 PM »
Here is the next batch of seven wagons. Thereīs still the brake van and the engine to paint.













« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 07:05:06 PM by Michi »

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009, 11:22:54 PM »
fantastic work !

and I thought I was insane with my 12 waggons  (-;

why did you leave the couplers on?

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2009, 04:05:43 PM »
why did you leave the couplers on?


...for coupling...? Remember that the engine is motorized and may pull the train one day. The models are not of state of the art continental model railway standard - not all of them have removable couplers and would have to been cut off.

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2009, 04:33:10 PM »
Top notch weathering work, Michi! Some recipes to share?  ;)

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2009, 04:54:41 PM »
...for coupling...? Remember that the engine is motorized and may pull the train one day. The models are not of state of the art continental model railway standard - not all of them have removable couplers and would have to been cut off.

I see

well, I've decided for hooks and chains for mine, but haven't tested them yet
maybe couplin bars will need to be hooked in
of course there was a lot of cutting involved and since the state of the art stuff is extremely expensive

yes some recipes would be nice  ;)
for instance, on which spots would You see paint peeling off first?

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Re: Railway model conversion: How to adapt 00 scale to 28mm...
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2009, 05:45:05 PM »
yes some recipes would be nice  ;)
for instance, on which spots would You see paint peeling off first?

Recipes...

If you mean the weathering itīs a multistep washing with watered brown and black (in particular cases white) paints and a final drybrush with light grey.
Paint peels off where metal corrodes and wood rots. This is usually the case where water is gathering, like corners, dropping edges and the like. Paint chips where handling takes place on latches, levers, locks, handrails and so on.
Paint fades where sunlight hits it. Soot collects on rooftops and even horizontal surfaces. Rust collects in corners, while dust covers all.
Locomotive coal contains sulphur which reacts with water to sulphuric acid which you can imagine does no good to rolling stock.
I can give no actual recipes other than watch the prototypes of what you want to build and paint, think about the way you get that look, experiment if you donīt feel certain about it, visualize your building and painting (and repeat it after each step you take) and finally execute.

Itīs mainly about watching and making your mind up of how to copy.

 

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