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Vehicle Scale

Postby IAN1955 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Hello and a belated happy new year.
I am trying to build a timber yard but struggling to find a logging lorry with side bars, I have seen many examples but they are all 1/50 scale, is this acceptable on a 00 gauge layout, if not does any member know where I can get one.
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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm

1/50 will probably look way off scale.
You may find something from Oxford Commercials range that may fit the bill?
https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collect ... -76?page=1
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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 pm

There's no shortage of articulated tractor/trailers in 1/76th, that would provide the start for a conversion!
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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby SRman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 pm

Yes, 1/50 is way too big for OO (1/76) scale.

You don't say what time period you are looking at, Ian.

You could also look at the Langley range of white metal kits if you are prepared to kit-build. These are mostly from the 1940s to 1960s. (Corrected! - thanks Richard).

If you are modelling the timber yard in the background, a bit of perspective modelling may be permissible, in which case you could look at some of the European models and kits in 1/87 (HO) scale. While smaller than OO, these are much closer to correct scale than 1/50. Just don't put any true OO scale items too close to the HO scale vehicles. You may also choose 1/87 buildings which means you could fit a little more into a given space for the scene.
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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 pm

Theres also EFE - Exclusive First Editions (owned by Bachmann now) - https://www.bachmann.co.uk/exclusive-first-editions/
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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby Richard Lee » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:35 am

SRman wrote:You could also look at the Langley range of white metal kits if you are prepared to kit-build. These are mostly from the 1040s to 1960s.

Methinks that I detect a small typo. Must admit that most of the stuff that I have seen on their website is 19th or 20th century. I don't remember anything on it for layouts set in the 11th century. :lol:

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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby SRman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:06 am

Thanks Richard ... typo corrected. A small typo made a large difference to the timescale!

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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby VELOSSEMBLY » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:10 pm

You have my sympathy. Why dear departed Mr Odell produced so many "Days Gone" models to a scale that fitted neither '0' nor '00' I'll never understand. You can't give them away on ebay but see the difference if the model is from the 1:76 "Trackside" range. As a SR modeller myself, I spend half my life searching for alternative coach destination decals for my Southdown, GreenLine and East Kent coaches.

Too many buses identified with "EXCURSION" stretches credibility.

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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby SRman » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:15 am

VELOSSEMBLY wrote:You have my sympathy. Why dear departed Mr Odell produced so many "Days Gone" models to a scale that fitted neither '0' nor '00' I'll never understand. You can't give them away on ebay but see the difference if the model is from the 1:76 "Trackside" range. As a SR modeller myself, I spend half my life searching for alternative coach destination decals for my Southdown, GreenLine and East Kent coaches.

Too many buses identified with "EXCURSION" stretches credibility.

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If the destinations are black on white, or white on black, it is very easy to print some up on a computer with only a monochrome printer (e.g. a laser printer). Green Line ones may be printed using bright yellow paper. With a good colour printer, there are many more possibilities.

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Re: Vehicle Scale

Postby 4472 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:00 pm

I have printed personalised adverts for the side of buses using an inkjet printer.
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