1:100 scale cars on N layout?

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1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Deltic1981 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:08 pm

Ive seen some 1:100 scale cars online would they look ok on an N layout ? or are they obviously too small

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Jack Middleton » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:23 pm

They'll be overscale quite considerably, they'd be closer to OO than N

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Deltic1981 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:32 pm

Thank you guess ill need to keep looking around.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Jack Middleton » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:35 pm

Farish do some cars but they aren't cheap!

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Deltic1981 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:59 pm

Yeah thx but there the wrong era i need cars from the late 70s through the 80s. The only thing ive seen i could get away with is the Austin london cabs and Route master buses as those aging relics are still in use today.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:00 pm

Jack Middleton wrote:Farish do some cars but they aren't cheap!


* Nope, the Farish cars are relatively cheap, but they're crap (the resin ones) although they are currently developing some plastic busses that look fine.
* The best quality British N gauge vehicles are from Tomytec (1/150); Parker (1/148); Oxford DC (1/148); Kawai (1/150); Icom 1/150) and Cars Workshop (1/150 busses).
* Continental and American made car ranges are generally too small at 1/160.
* The cheap Chinese ones (1/150) are generic blobby tat.
* The British cast white metal ones are mostly poor solid blobby lumps.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Jack Middleton » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:07 pm

I was referring to these:

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/prodl ... 151&ScID=2

sorry for the confusion.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Deltic1981 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:13 pm

Anywhere you can suggest to buy from? Only seen the Tomytec on the dereaded ebay look nice but dont want to by 300 cars lol.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:20 pm

1:100 is the scale that was used for TT gauge for which the only current production is through the 3mm Society. It has a following of dedicated enthusiasts, and some very attractive layouts appear from time to time. It is also one of the standard architectural scales, and Plastruct girders and sections are made to it.
It might be worth checking out any 1:100 models for size as some continental products seem to be a bit underscale. I have a supposedly HO scale Smart Car which checks out against the real thing outside at something under 3mm/ft not 3.5mm/ft.
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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Deltic1981 wrote:Yeah thx but there the wrong era i need cars from the late 70s through the 80s. The only thing ive seen i could get away with is the Austin london cabs and Route master buses as those aging relics are still in use today.


There's a dearth of decent N gauge vehicles for the 70s, 80s and 90s but here's a few that would have been around then and are available (or will be soon) ;

1956-71 Morris Minor van (Oxford DC)
1956-71 Morris Minor traveller (Oxford DC)
1961-70 Jaguar MkX (Parker cars)
1963-70 Rover P6 (Parker cars)
1965-78 Ford Transit LWB van (Parker cars)
1965-78 Ford Transit Ambulance (Parker cars)
1965-78 Ford Transit SWB van (Parker cars)
1968-79 Daimler DS420 Limo hearse (Oxford DC)
1968-79 Daimler DS420 Limo saloon (Oxford DC)
1968-79 Austin FX4 taxi (Oxford DC)
1972-xx Leyland National (Farish/Scenecraft)
1970-93 Daimler Fleetline DmS bus (Cars Workshop)
1970s/80s Toyota Celica (Tomytec)
1980s Nissan Z sports cars (Tomytec)
1980-90 Fork lift truck (GHQ)
1980/90s Nissan Fairlady Z [Z33] (Kawai)
Nissan Skyline GT-R[Z34] (Kawai)
Nissan Skyline 2000GT (Tomytec)
1995-99 Honda Shuttle (Tomytec)

but we need some bog standard; Ford Fiestas, Escorts, Capris, Cortinas, Granadas, Sierras and Vauxhall Novas, Cavaliers, Carltons, Vectras, etc., etc.,.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:27 pm

Jack Middleton wrote:I was referring to these:

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/prodl ... 151&ScID=2

sorry for the confusion.


Yep, they're the resin lumps - so no confusion. At less than a fiver for two they're comparatively cheap (under £2.50 per car).

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:31 pm

Deltic1981 wrote:Anywhere you can suggest to buy from? Only seen the Tomytec on the dereaded ebay look nice but dont want to by 300 cars lol.


Try googling the company names and 1/150 + car/vehicles etc. You don't have to buy the bulk boxes of Tomytec, even on ebay, as they are available in small boxes of 2 or 3 cars or 1 lorry.

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby cmeonthemove » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:36 pm

Resurrecting an old thread but I found quite a range on Gaugemaster's website:-

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:49 pm

http://www.modeljunction.info/estore/in ... =2a&page=5

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Re: 1:100 scale cars on N layout?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:43 pm

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:Ive just bought the wrecking truck, fix a flat and suds n shine off here


They're nice good fun models but being American will be 1:160 (too small for British N) and of left hand drive Yanky jobbies. :wink:

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