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Re: N scale
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2017, 09:22:23 PM »
......N stands for Nine Millimetre track GAUGE, as you all may well know, so.....it's N Gauge,  :P....it just happens to be 1:148 scale.. :D....in the UK at least anyway.... :-\
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Re: N scale
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2017, 09:27:04 PM »
Far from me to sound like a Trekkie but:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jd1Ih8EUmw

Although why Picard has so much trouble with his sewing machines, I'll never know  ???

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Re: N scale
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2017, 09:36:40 PM »
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Re: N scale
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2017, 10:16:51 PM »
So, do we have n scale rolling stock on n gauge track   :doh: ???  ;)
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Re: N scale
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2017, 11:33:04 PM »
I just hope this never becomes the N Scale Forum.

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Re: N scale
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2017, 11:42:53 PM »
Maybe we should make Patrick Stewart an honorary member of the forum, just to make sure!  ;D
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Re: N scale
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2017, 11:44:25 PM »
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Re: N scale
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2017, 11:47:06 PM »
Maybe we should make Patrick Stewart an honorary member of the forum, just to make sure!  ;D

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Re: N scale
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2017, 11:54:51 PM »
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“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 #39 on: February 20, 2017, 11:58:06 PM »
So, has @Elvinley accidentally exposed a Borg plot to assimilate British N Gauge?  :worried: :confused1: :goggleeyes: :o :goggleeyes:
“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 #40 on: February 21, 2017, 04:42:39 AM »
Of no interest to @Steamie+  I know.

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!


That has completely gone over my head lol  :laugh: :laugh: and theirs it seems.

......N stands for Nine Millimetre track GAUGE, as you all may well know, so.....it's N Gauge,  :P....it just happens to be 1:148 scale.. :D....in the UK at least anyway.... :-\


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Re: N scale
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2017, 08:32:05 AM »
I had always understood that N gauge scale/gauge came out as;
N=Nine millimetre (the track gauge used).
Scale-the scale of the trains running on said 9 mm track.
I prefer N-gauge, with the scale unsaid.
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Re: N scale
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2017, 10:11:51 AM »
Yes,

And while the light hearted banter is fine  (I will take responsibility for creating it), some of it becomes tiresome, and let's address the OP.  :thumbsup: :beers:

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Re: N scale
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »
...'N Scale' (universally interpreted to mean 1:160) when talking about 'N Gauge' (universally interpreted to mean 1:148)?[/i]".

Not sure I'd agree with "universally interpreted" for either of those two terms.    "N gauge" certainly doesn't naturally equate to 1:148 for me, it has nothing to do with the scale other than there are a group of fairly close scales which happen to run on the same gauge, excluding the "obviously narrow gauge" larger scales such as HOe, 009 etc.


As a modeller of german railways since the 80s, if anything then "N Spur" / "N gauge" implies 1:160 scale to me and probably means 1:160 to rather more people worldwide than it means 1:148.

I tend to distinguish the scales as  "European N Scale" = 1:160, "American N Scale" = 1:160,  "British N Scale" = 1:148,  "Japanese N Scale = 1:150". 

I think Farish are right to use "British N Scale".

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btw, we have exactly the same argument discussion on the large scale fora re "G Scale" or "G Gauge" which has a whole bunch of different scales running on the same track gauge.
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Re: N scale
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2017, 11:18:25 AM »
What's with all this Johnny-come-lately N gauge/scale stuff anyway? Everyone knows it's really OOO....  :D

(OK, I admit it. I am old enough to have owned a Lone Star Treble-O-Lectric set many, many moons ago. And the push along die-cast stuff, which is still around somewhere. My son used to love playing with that. I wonder if my new grand-daughter will? )

OK - I'll get my coat. The white one, with the funny arms...  ;)
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