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Author Topic: It's N Gauge, not N scale!  (Read 1389 times)

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 12:27:37 pm »
I ask then when the camel train is coming in...

Then I have to explain a train is not an object, it is a line of Items joined together, trains do not run on the rails a railway(railroad) train runs on the rails..

As in a wedding train on a wedding dress?

I can assure you from experience it is an object!!  ;)
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 12:34:59 pm »
I suppose we all had to train for something at some stage.
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 02:05:21 pm »
I have spent the last XX years working in HO and N Scale building US outline railroads. Starting again in January, I am now having to learn that I am building a model railway in N gauge. I slip up somethines
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 02:10:35 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 #19 on: June 13, 2018, 02:31:00 pm »
Buses run on roads they stop at bus stations,not road stations.
Trains run on rails so its a train station.
Trams run on rails but ive never heard anyone referring to there stops as railway stations

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 02:39:03 pm »
But it isn't a train station. Anyone using that expression should be publicly humiliated.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 02:50:33 pm »
Buses run on roads they stop at bus stations,not road stations.
Trains run on rails so its a train station.
Trams run on rails but ive never heard anyone referring to there stops as railway stations

Hi

I don't normally quote Wikipedia but

In British English, traditional usage favours railway station or simply station, even though train station, which is often perceived as an Americanism, is now about as common as railway station in writing; railroad station is not used, railroad being obsolete there. In British usage, the word station is commonly understood to mean a railway station unless otherwise qualified. In American English, the most common term in contemporary usage is train station; railroad station and railway station are less common, though they have been more common in the past.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 03:15:13 pm »
N-Gauge or N-scale  - I care not. To me it's all just N-joyable, N-ter-training, and N-dlessly addictive.

As for train stations, railway stations, or what-you-will, they will perhaps one day all be termed as 'interchanges' or 'transport hubs'. The nearest place to me with a railway line is Skegness, and the signage outside the place where the railway trains and buses stop states 'Skegness Interchange' not 'Station'.

But the rail line meets the buffers here, so maybe it should be called a 'Terminus'.

And that's the end of that.
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 03:37:19 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?  ???


~$#*'ing annoying and frustrating!  :veryangry:

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 04:52:35 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?  ???

Preston :doh:

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 05:51:57 pm »
Railway station simple because the railway is always there, trains are not.

N Gauge implies British outline to 1:148 scale
N Scale implies European or American (rest of world, excluding Japan) to 1:160 scale
Japan is to 1:150 scale.

Bachman Farish calling theirs N Scale could be taken to mean to 1:160 scale ie to small, I think it does matter. It muddies the water, using N Scale products is fine if you are making an informed choice and know that you are. This why it is important that items are clearly labeled what scale they are and why I get annoyed by the use of N Scale for 1:148 scale products.
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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2018, 05:57:22 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.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2018, 06:20:23 pm »
I ask then when the camel train is coming in...

Then I have to explain a train is not an object, it is a line of Items joined together, trains do not run on the rails a railway(railroad) train runs on the rails..

As in a wedding train on a wedding dress?

I can assure you from experience it is an object!!  ;)
It's another misuse of the word train, it's a piece of cloth, attached to a dress making a train it itself is just a piece of cloth.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2018, 06:24:31 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.
It's not a train that arrives at the station, a train is a thing of connected items, a railway train arrives at a railway station, not a camel train not a wagon train not a wedding dress train it's a railway train.

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Re: It's N Gauge, not N scale!
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2018, 06:42:11 pm »
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a railway train arrives at a railway station, not a camel train
unless your in egypt
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not a wedding dress train
you ever been to gretna green station ?

 

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