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  • Misconception of 55n3

    While looking at my Awstats page on my 55n3 website, I found this on a forum:

    "The irony is that now he has the correct track gauge,

    but everything else becomes far less accurate because you have to tweak 1/48 and 1/87 models to fit the new scale..

    so instead of having very accurate models in 1/48 scale with the wrong gauge,

    you now have much less accurate models in 1/55 scale with the correct gauge.."

    No, 55n3, uses oversize and undersized components from other scales that measure correctly to Scale55. Just because an object is labeled "HO" doesn't mean it scales to HO. Example:



    The Lifelike "HO" stock pen, it is too large for HO and S. It scales right in Scale55.

    That is the advantage of 55n3 there are so many things available that are cheap and readily available. Just because it is label a "scale" doesn't mean that it measures out to that "scale".

    Everything scales out to a real world object that I display at:

    http://www.55n3.org/

    It just takes more than opening a box as those in more imaginative endeavors have found. I congratulate all those other odd scale and gaugers.

    Thank you if you visit

    Harold

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    "The irony is that now he has the correct track gauge,

    but everything else becomes far less accurate because you have to tweak 1/48 and 1/87 models to fit the new scale..

    so instead of having very accurate models in 1/48 scale with the wrong gauge,

    you now have much less accurate models in 1/55 scale with the correct gauge.."

    I tend to agree with this but if what you are doing makes you happy then keep doing it Harold, it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks or even if they are right or not, as long as you are enjoying yourself.

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    • #3
      How can you have a very accurate model in the "wrong gauge"? The idea behind 55n3 is a more accurate depiction of American THREE foot narrow gauge in its heyday in an affordable format. It can't be done in any other scale. I have the website to promote that idea, just as my old website promoted On30.

      Harold

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


        "The irony is that now he has the correct track gauge,

        but everything else becomes far less accurate because you have to tweak 1/48 and 1/87 models to fit the new scale..

        so instead of having very accurate models in 1/48 scale with the wrong gauge,

        you now have much less accurate models in 1/55 scale with the correct gauge.."

        I tend to agree with this but if what you are doing makes you happy then keep doing it Harold, it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks or even if they are right or not, as long as you are enjoying yourself.


        I also agree..

        that quote is simply stating a simple fact about 55n3 scale..

        and it *is* true..

        its not meant as a "criticism" of the concept..

        its not a "misconception" at all, it is simply stating a simple modeling concept..its nothing personal or "against" what you are doing..

        Scot

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        • #5
          Harold, I think both standpoints can be understood. One considers that no 1:55 scale equipment exists and thus asserts models are much less accurate. Yours say many models allegedly built in a given ratio scale out to another one, and thus are perfectly compatible to 1:55 scale. I tend to believe yours is closer to reality. We, S scalers, are used to know that many HO models, for instance, are perfectly sized for S.

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          • #6
            Harold,

            You are always up to something interesting. I have a bunch of HO stuff I never used as it was too large to look real. I have one HO structure that is so oversized that if I replace the doors I could use it for 1/48.

            Good luck with your plan.

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