H0 ship on 00 layout

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H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Gordon234 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:25 am

Hello!
Would the Frenchman River Model Works H0 ( 1/87) scale steam freighter ( also known as a Clyde Puffer ), look O.K. on my 00 (1/76 ) scale railway layout, as part of a harbor scene? I'm hoping there would not be any noticeable difference in scale, just a slightly smaller vessel. Thanks in advance for your feedback and opinions. By the way, the vessel would be at the front of the layout, moored dockside next to a couple of rail sidings.

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Ironduke » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:15 am

I say go for it.
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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Allegheny1600 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:42 pm

Seconded!
Ships (& boats) come in such a range of different sizes, any slight scale difference shouldn't be noticeable - as long as doors, windows and the like are not noticeably wrong.
Just claim "perspective modelling" if anyone does complain!
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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:32 pm

Positive gift, even a Clyde puffer is a relatively large object on a 1/76th layout. A 1/76th model aircraft carrier is around twice the length of a 6 x 4 layout.
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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby glencairn » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:00 pm

The only one that would know is you. :) So, as others have said go ahead. Post a photograph when complete please. :)

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Lancastrian » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:18 pm

glencairn wrote:The only one that would know is you. :) So, as others have said go ahead. Post a photograph when complete please. :)

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And us :D . As previously said, ships vary so much in size, if you hadn't told us , we wouldn't know. HO and OO is mixed and matched quite a lot, and in reality OO locos and rolling stock are not true to scale anyway.
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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby b308 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:21 pm

There were two different sizes, 66ft and 80ft so you should be OK as it will probably be the same size as the 66 footers if its a model of the later ones! Like trees boats are probably better in a smaller scale as they are usually massive in real life. Smaller boats perhaps not but a Puffer is reasonably large.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_puffer

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Gordon234 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:59 pm

Thank you all so much for your feedback; I feel better now about placing this freighter at the front of my layout. ( You see, I already own an HO scale Puffer, and wanted to make good use of it.) Certainly it would seem that a vessel of slightly different scale could fit in better than, say, 00 and H0 railway rolling stock side by side, since freighters came in all different sizes, and I would want to model a Puffer from the 1920's ( hence smaller ) in any case. Cheers!

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby pointstaken » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:27 pm

Some layouts use N gauge buildings at the back for forced perspective, so this could well be looked in the same light.

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby End2end » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:36 pm

Allegheny1600 wrote:as long as doors, windows and the like are not noticeably wrong.

An easy fix if they are...place figures in front of the doors.
Here's a HO scale boat although on a HO layout named RED HOOK BAY from the Gaugemaster 2016 exhibition that I took a photo of that I thought you might like to see.
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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Mountain » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:37 pm

The two scales are not that far apart. If it looks slightly small, then position it in the background. N scale items can give a distant look if one is clever in placing them in the background near the back scene.

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Re: H0 ship on 00 layout

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:00 am

It looks fine to me, and if you are happy that's all that matters, It is YOUR layout.
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