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Offline Babz

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Nm Gauge
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:14:40 pm »
Please can somebody tell me what this truley means, is it N gauge track or something different or are the trains a different gauge t N. Babs

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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 01:35:05 pm »
I am not 100% sure but I think it is n scale narrow gauge that is 2mm/ft scale locos running on z gauge track which has a 6mm gauge which equates to the continental 1 meter gauge narrow gauge railway systems in n .
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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:04:55 pm »
Nm is modelling metre gauge or thereabouts in N scale. It just happens that Z gauge track (6.5mm) is almost exactly right for this. So basically it's N scale models on Z scale track.


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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 02:05:16 pm »
Putting on my pedantry hat. Z gauge is actually 6.5mm. (ducks).

There's also a standard called "Nj", where "j" stands for Japanese and is 1:150 stock rewheeled to run on Z gauge track, which is much closer to the 1067mm Cape gauge commonly (but not exclusively) used in Japan.
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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 02:07:41 pm »
Thank you Everyone Now i understand how they are running the Kato Glacier Express Stock. I saw a very nice Layout on You Tube In Nm Gauge. Thank you Babs

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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 12:17:22 am »
Nm is the equivalent of HOm, i.e. scale /gauge combinations representing Metre gauge railways


A summary of the main N scale standards (not including 2mm fine scale):

UK N scale: 1:148 scale stock running on 9mm gauge track
Japanese N Scale 1:150 scale stock running on 9mm gauge track
European and North America N scale: 1:160 scale stock running on 9mm gauge track

Nm: 1:160 scale stock running on 6.5mm gauge track - represents (Generally European) metre gauge
Nj: 1:150 scale stock running on 6.5mm gauge track - represents 1067mm/3ft 6in ('Cape Gauge') gauge railways as used in Japan, Africa, and many other places - there is around 70,000 miles of 1067 across the world.

N150*: 1:150 scale stock running on 9mm gauge track but representing metre gauge. Kato's "Glacier Express" series of models of Swiss Rhätische Bahn trains launched initially as something for tourists to buy as a 'souvenir of their trip to Switzerland therefore for simplicity they were built for 9mm gauge track as Kato has its own large range of 9mm gauge Unitrack.  discussed on this forum in the thread here:

* this seems to be the name gaining favour as Kato expands its 'Glacier Express' range and rebrands it  'Rhätische Bahn Series' .
This is annoying as I have called it Nn in my article in Continental Modeller coming this week!




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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 08:02:24 am »
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...fot those are interested, there is a narrow gauge conversion kit for Kato Rhatische Bahn N carriage from AB-Modell...
here is site
 www.n-schmalspur.de/

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Re: Nm Gauge
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 01:53:54 pm »
Difficult to know where to place this but the current, November 2018, issue of Continental Modeller has a review of some A-B Modell wagons. All went well until I got to the pricing part where, for me, it all fell apart. Up to about €300 per wagon. Interestingly the Italian company Piarta ( ? ) also gets a review and their flats are on MDS-Modells bogies.

Having read this I realise it's no help at all except to direct you to Continental Modeller. HoHum.

Mike Beard.

 

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