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Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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5.5mm scale on 12mm TT track
« on: July 28, 2016, 08:31:39 AM »
I recently came across this model railway scale; 5.5mm to the foot on 12mm gauge TT railway track which equates to 1/55th scale or as close as damn it to 28mm or 1/56th scale.

For the uninitiated it basically means that you can model 2 foot or 600mm narrow gauge in a scale that will work alongside 28mm figures. Or three foot gauge if you use 16.5mm Ho/OO track.



For full details of the 5.5mm Association please see this link;
http://www.5andahalf.info/

I hope it helps.

Tony

Offline Michi

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Re: 5.5mm scale on 12mm TT track
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 12:49:12 PM »
That is indeed very good Tony, but honestly I think that apart from you and me there are not many gamers willing to pay those prices for mere eye candy on a table...

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: 5.5mm scale on 12mm TT track
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 04:16:52 PM »
That is indeed very good Tony, but honestly I think that apart from you and me there are not many gamers willing to pay those prices for mere eye candy on a table...

I agree. But I still think it was worth posting.

I think (if I even get back into narrow gauge railways - I'll be using a 1/36th scale on 16.5mm to represent 600mm Narrow gauge track).

Tony

Offline PatG

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Re: 5.5mm scale on 12mm TT track
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 10:15:22 PM »
TT is close to 15mm standard gauge so the track could serve two games. On thing I learned working on my monorail is that for war gaming, wheels don't need to move and the usual model railroad level of detail is not necessary.

Offline eilif

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Re: 5.5mm scale on 12mm TT track
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 11:44:04 PM »
TT is an "accurate" scale, but 1/55 is going to look a bit slim next to chunky wargame figures. Have you considered On30?  A smidge bigger than true 28mm but figs will fit on it easier and the track gauge is HO so it looks alot more realistic. I think there are even a few almost affordable (a relative term to be sure) trains sets from Bachman and it's certainly ALOT cheaper than 5.5mm on TT.
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