Speed measuring wagon

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Speed measuring wagon

Postby End2end » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:11 pm

Wandering around ebay I came across this.
A speed measuring wagon for £37.50
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SpeedWagon-OO ... SwFBRZb8PP

The nearest I've seen to this is the dynometer (?) coach/car which didn't actually measure speed.
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Re: Speed measuring wagon

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:52 pm

That's neat but still only a gimmick, we deliberately shorten distances and our perception of a models speed means that scale distance in real time looks incredibly slow. It's difficult to visualise what movement ought to look like, try something simple that can be seen without moving your eyeballs, the opening of a sliding door is probably as simple as it gets, full size I would guess at around 5 seconds, I'd say in 176th around 1 to 1.5 seconds. I guess it's just another examples of the second rule of model making, "If it looks right to me, it is."
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