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sykotik
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:57 PM UTC
hi all

Quick question: What is the train scale (HO, N, O etc) equivalent of 1/35?
Thanks
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 03:36 PM UTC
Hi Si,

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What is the train scale (HO, N, O etc) equivalent of 1/35?



None.

The closest is "No.1 scale" (a.k.a. No.1 Gauge; I scale; 1 Scale; "#1") which is 1/32. No.1 is grouped into the eclectic G Gauge. "G" is not only a scale, but actually a family of scales! The reason that it is a family is because all are designed to run on a common track gauge: 1.77 inches. ("Gauge" is the distance between the rails.) As the size of the model scale increases, the track gauge gets smaller relative to the model's scale. These scales:

#1 = 1/32
A = 1/29
H = 1/24
G = 1/22.5
F = 1/20.3
M = 1/13.7

More information can be found here: Model railroad scales

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.
sykotik
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 08:00 PM UTC
that's great - thank you for that info.
I'm going to be building the Trumpeter 1/35 BR52 at some stage soon, and I am trying to find the best sized "coal" to replace the molded on rubbish for the tender. I found what I thought was right until I saw that scale info and now will have to keep hunting. Can you actually buy coal for #1 scale?
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:38 AM UTC

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I found what I thought was right until I saw that scale info and now will have to keep hunting. Can you actually buy coal for #1 scale?



Hi Si,

Yes! Project Armor35 makes steam loco coal in 1/35: Coal