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Offline DesertHound

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Re: N scale
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
If I'm assuming things correctly, I think the OP was a light hearted post. Let's not all get too carried away with it!  :beers:

Couldn't agree more Sir. In keeping with that tone, here we go ...

There was once a young man who loved N-Gauge
Who found himself in a rage
He beat his brow
Wouldn't accept N-Scale
And his complaint found it's way to this page!

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Re: N scale
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 10:43:19 AM »
You didn't make that up, did you. If you did, it's pistols at dawn  ;D
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Re: N scale
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2017, 11:11:45 AM »
Thought I'd bring some light-hearted jest to the thread. On a far more serious note - I too prefer N-Gauge to N-Scale.
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Re: N scale
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2017, 11:19:16 AM »
After a reflective night in  :sleep: scale land, I've decided to pack in N and start modelling 1:1 scale.  :laugh3:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: N scale
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2017, 11:23:38 AM »
Or is it 4' 8˝" gauge? ;)


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Re: N scale
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2017, 11:58:54 AM »
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: N scale
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2017, 01:01:15 PM »
And so Ndeth the lesson. Amen, brethren.

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Re: N scale
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2017, 01:07:38 PM »
Ndeed..
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: N scale
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2017, 03:09:57 PM »
As someone who models in 1/160, 1/148 and 1/150 I find myself using N on its own without the gauge or scale qualifier. After all is N Gauge appropriate for a scenic item where track gauge is irrelevant. Our close neighbours in France use N scale (Echelle N) and in Germany N track (Spur N).

Notice Oxford Diecast now uses 1/148 and N gauge, so maybe something where gauge is the right word in planning.  :)
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Re: N scale
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2017, 10:59:01 PM »
As someone who models in 1/160, 1/148 and 1/150 I find myself using N on its own without the gauge or scale qualifier. After all is N Gauge appropriate for a scenic item where track gauge is irrelevant. Our close neighbours in France use N scale (Echelle N) and in Germany N track (Spur N).

Whipping out my pedant hat, "Spur" is actually "gauge", as in "Breitspur", "Schmalspur" etcetera.

In Japan it's "N gauge" (rendered as "enu geiji").

Where does 2mm scale come into this?  :D
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Re: N scale
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2017, 07:25:51 AM »
I was mistranslating "spur" as in "spurbreite". But I must admit that German was not my strongest language in spite of running two railway wagon facilities in Austria and Germany. :)
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 07:28:23 AM by woodbury22uk »
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Re: N scale
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2017, 06:29:50 PM »
Oh God it's getting serious again, does it matter what it's called, we all model N...      Happy Modelling.     :NGaugersRule: :ngauge: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: N scale
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2017, 06:08:39 PM »
Of no interest to @Steamie+  I know.  :D But, I asked Bachman "Why does Bachmann/Graham Farish misuse the term 'N Scale' (universally interpreted to mean 1:160) when talking about 'N Gauge' (universally interpreted to mean 1:148)?".

I've just received the reply "The Graham Farish range of British outline N scale products are produced in 1:148 scale – the standard for British N scale. Likewise, our OO scale models are produced in 1:76 scale which again is the standard for British OO scale. I trust this information is of interest to you, ...".

  :beers:

And there's that pesky OO that refuses to lay down and die!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 06:15:23 PM by RailGooner »
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: N scale
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2017, 08:56:50 PM »
As someone who models in 1/160, 1/148 and 1/150 I find myself using N on its own without the gauge or scale qualifier. After all is N Gauge appropriate for a scenic item where track gauge is irrelevant. Our close neighbours in France use N scale (Echelle N) and in Germany N track (Spur N).

Whipping out my pedant hat, "Spur" is actually "gauge", as in "Breitspur", "Schmalspur" etcetera.

In Japan it's "N gauge" (rendered as "enu geiji").

I never did understand 2mm scale unless it's entirely scratch built.  Allot of effort put into track, re-wheeling and gauging, but then you accept (in the majority) an out of scale body and rolling stock of "N gauge"????  I take my hat off to 2mm scale modellers though -allot of effort involved which is entirely correct, but I can't see standing at 1m / 3ft / 1 yd back!

Where does 2mm scale come into this?  :D

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Re: N scale
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »
Calm down dear.....it's only a commercial!
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