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Author Topic: 1:60 or are they?  (Read 1265 times)

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1:60 or are they?
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:08:53 pm »
Friends,
I have been given a tiny locomotive which states that it is 1:60 scale, likewise I purchased on the 'net an 80 foot double deck pig transporter also at 1:60 but they look as if they are different scales!

What do you think?



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« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 02:12:53 pm by petercharlesfagg »
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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 02:11:35 pm »
Friends,
I have been given a tiny locomotive which states that it is 1:60 scale,

1:60 would be bigger than "00" Scale (which is 1:74) and would look a touch large on any N Gauge layout  Peter! :toot: :toot:


I think you mean 1:160 scale (European) which is slightly smaller than British 1:148 Scale :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 02:14:02 pm by Only Me »



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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 02:29:17 pm »
That's quite an extreme difference! Those little 4-4-0's look great!

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 02:30:25 pm »
Only Me has it spot on Peter, the reason the pig transporter looks big is because they are mostly 40' in length where as your one is 80' in length.

If you wish to sell the loco (or do a swap) I would definitely be interested as I do like these small locos especially as that one is the Pennsylvania Railroad  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 02:37:51 pm »
Are double deck pigs the sort who used to feature on that "Makin' Bacon" t-shirt? :-[

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 02:43:22 pm »
Only Me has it spot on Peter, the reason the pig transporter looks big is because they are mostly 40' in length where as your one is 80' in length.

If you wish to sell the loco (or do a swap) I would definitely be interested as I do like these small locos especially as that one is the Pennsylvania Railroad  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

John, thanks for the offer but I am extremely unlikely to sell a gift!  The person who gave it wants to see it running around the track sometime!

I saw one on Ebay the other day, used, and a reasonable price, it might still be there?

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 09:20:35 pm »
Hi Peter, there were 80' cars, although the locomotive you have there is better suited to a outside braced 40' or even an earlier 36', those little 440s are tiny

I'm curious how well does it run?, I think it'd look ever so sweet with 3 boxcars and a old caboose.  I think its a very early (pre-1880s prototype) given the more modern lines of this P.R.R. American 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PRR_D6_317.jpg

although that said three 440s were used into the late 50s in New Brunswick Canada because of the light rail on the Chipman sub so you've got a bit of flexibility :)




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« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 09:21:36 pm by grumbeast »

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 11:21:47 pm »
Hi Graham,

They run really well, here is a short video of my Jupiter (same mechanism as the PRR).

Jupiter

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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 09:00:58 am »
Hi Peter, there were 80' cars, although the locomotive you have there is better suited to a outside braced 40' or even an earlier 36', those little 440s are tiny

I'm curious how well does it run?, I think it'd look ever so sweet with 3 boxcars and a old caboose.  I think its a very early (pre-1880s prototype) given the more modern lines of this P.R.R. American 

although that said three 440s were used into the late 50s in New Brunswick Canada because of the light rail on the Chipman sub so you've got a bit of flexibility :)

Graham

Graham, thankyou for the informative post.

I had no intentions of running the loco with the 80 foot double decker it was merely my curiosity at how the 1:60 scale differed!

Hopefully someone can come up with an idea or two as to what I should save up for next!

Regards, Peter.
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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 12:00:15 pm »
John,

That is a great video! The sky background and low-level camera work do indeed give the impression of the American prairie lands of the Mid-West. Shame at the end though... we saw how it was done!

Next obvious question.... did you go out all night searching for that music, or did you have it secreted away in some boot-scootin' collection somewhere?  ;) :thumbsup:

George
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Re: 1:60 or are they?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 04:15:19 pm »
John,

That is a great video! The sky background and low-level camera work do indeed give the impression of the American prairie lands of the Mid-West. Shame at the end thought we saw how it was done!
I just wanted to show how simple it was to make a small setup to take a video, just video trickery  :D

Next obvious question.... did you go out all night searching for that music, or did you have it secreted away in some boot-scootin' collection somewhere?  ;) :thumbsup:
That music is a very well known bluegrass tune George, it is called "The Orange Blossom Special", many people have recorded it and I felt it was spot on for the Jupiter   :music:

George

I will admit to having quite a large music collection to draw on when looking for background tracks  :laugh2:

cheers John.

 

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