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Author Topic: It's N Gauge, not N scale!  (Read 2030 times)

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Offline Yet_Another

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2018, 07:06:22 pm »
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But it isn't a train station. Anyone using that expression should be publicly humiliated.
why? station is  from stationary ,or not moving.The rails dont move,unless its rather hot or cold,its the trains that become stationary.
Well, no. Stationary is from station: a position or place. As in 'the place where the railway is (accessible)'

They were called railway stations before the bus had even been invented.
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2018, 07:38:02 pm »
Well, I am following everybodys train of thought and whist sitting stationary, I can reply, in this day and age, without using any stationery.

However, I appreciate that everyone has their own point of view, but has this topic run its course now?  ???. Personally, I don't care whether it is 'scale' or 'gauge' - I know what I am looking for when buying.  :)
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2018, 08:37:04 pm »
Everyone STOP!

France - Echelle N

Spain - Escala N

Britain - N Gauge trains and track, N scale buildings, scenery etc.

It doesn't matter because my wife has got hooked on watching Love Island and it's doing my head in  :headbutt: Repeating now and then again at 9  :doh:.

Sorry for the hijack, I just needed to share.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2018, 08:52:01 pm »
What a silly thread!  I will consign it to the trash, or, do I mean the rubbish?  Since I lived in the US for twenty years, I do tend to use the terms interchangeably (and catch crap for doing so).
I do the same with 'scale' and 'gauge' as referenced in this thread.  Actually, I don't care much in either case.
I think those that I talk with know what I mean due to the context in which the word in question is used.
But wait, I sort of like silly threads, so, more power to it!
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2018, 09:38:32 pm »
What a silly thread!  I will consign it to the trash, or, do I mean the rubbish?  Since I lived in the US for twenty years, I do tend to use the terms interchangeably (and catch crap for doing so).
I do the same with 'scale' and 'gauge' as referenced in this thread.  Actually, I don't care much in either case.
I think those that I talk with know what I mean due to the context in which the word in question is used.
But wait, I sort of like silly threads, so, more power to it!

Talking with someone means you are both or all talking at the same time, as the Spanish tend to do. To have a conversation you must talk to someone.
A slight nudge off the topic but it might keep going for another few pages more :D
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2018, 09:40:44 pm »
It doesn't matter because my wife has got hooked on watching Love Island and it's doing my head in  :headbutt: Repeating now and then again at 9  :doh:.


Oh dear. There's just no hope left. It's not you that needs help, Weave, but I'm sure your friends Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan may be of assistance. Good luck!

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2018, 10:10:33 pm »

They were called railway stations before the bus had even been invented.


100 or so years ago, some of the places where buses congregated were called road car stations, particularly in Kent and Lincolnshire where the bus company included road car in its name.
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2018, 10:49:28 pm »
At least we can all agree that "train station" is just wrong. Although trains stop there, not railways, and you wouldn't say "road station" for a place that buses stop...

Basically its the medium of transport that should be used for example airport, spaceport, railway station. Bus station is the odd one out as you can't say road station as is only for one type of vehicle.


So what do you call it when nothing stops there as Northern have cancelled them all?  ???

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2018, 11:31:01 pm »
The society is called 'The N Gauge Society'. I couldn't therefore resist asking if they'd take articles about OO9 narrow gauge 8)
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2018, 11:53:29 pm »
What a silly thread!  I will consign it to the trash, or, do I mean the rubbish?  Since I lived in the US for twenty years, I do tend to use the terms interchangeably (and catch crap for doing so).
I do the same with 'scale' and 'gauge' as referenced in this thread.  Actually, I don't care much in either case.
I think those that I talk with know what I mean due to the context in which the word in question is used.
But wait, I sort of like silly threads, so, more power to it!

Talking with someone means you are both or all talking at the same time, as the Spanish tend to do. To have a conversation you must talk to someone.
A slight nudge off the topic but it might keep going for another few pages more :D

A most excellent illustration of the underlying theme of the thread.  I wonder how many people REALLY give a poop if the word is scale or gauge, trash or rubbish, with or to...  Perhaps I should have said 'converse' or some derivative there of instead of 'talk'.  I wonder this on the basis that converse implies a bi-lateral exchange of ideas/observances/concepts.  In this case the poster has chosen to take me to task in an effort to keep the thread going.  I have no problem with that.

ps:  The Spanish system sounds fine to me as it gets a chat done and out of the way in half the time!
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2018, 12:22:26 am »
To be honest I think the use of either is workable, the main thing is the single letter(s) at the start N

How ever you look at it may it left or right hand drive we still accept a car is a car and for me its the same concept Ok slightly different I know but still basically the same thing they are both N.

If anything I use the wording of Gauge or Scale as a guide as to how close something may be to been what I want, say a building if its something a model will be next to or driving into say a depot I want it to be as close a possible so I will end up looking more at N "gauge" where as if its N "scale" I could use it for the back scene where it doesn't have to size up as perfectly.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2018, 12:27:36 am »
Damn! 'Thank You' button's gone AWOL again. ???


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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2018, 01:32:40 am »
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2018, 07:07:39 am »
Wake me up when it's all over please.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2018, 08:41:55 am »
They think its all over, it is now !  By the way , in one of my favourite movies (The heat of the night),
the trains arrive at the dee-poe.

 

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