Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

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What scales/gauges do you work with?

T (1:450)
1
4%
Z (1:220)
1
4%
N (1:160)
3
13%
TT (1:120 / 1:110 / 1:100)
7
30%
HO (1:87.1)
2
9%
S (1:64)
2
9%
O (Too Many Ratios To List)
3
13%
L (approx 1:38)
1
4%
G (Varies, but "Scale" is 1:22.5)
2
9%
Other (Standard, ZZ, Live Steam, etc.)
1
4%
 
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Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:21 am

I already know that I am something of an anomaly in the model railroading world. (and the rest of the world it seems.....)

I work with multiple gauges simultaneously. I like each scale for certain qualities that each scale has and still use each.

Nicholle wants a T-gauge set for her birthday, of which I intend on getting her (this is the 3rd gauge that she has gotten us into, she insisted that we get into S scale about 6 years ago, and Z a few months ago).

Anyways, does anyone else out there run multiple gauges?

Rest assured, my priority is to TT scale. I have not built any cars for any other scales from scratch. Already there are many rebuilt/restored TT cars in my fleet, and 7 cars in various stages of construction. (3 boxcars, a pickle vat car, crane car, match car, and a short 8 wheeled caboose) I LOVE the ease of conversion for modeling in TT scale. Again, the "TT bug" still has it's teeth firmly planted in me. The feeling I got when I bought my first TT scale set has never left. It is not just a love, it is an obsession!

I do plan on integrating some of my N scale parts into the TT gauge layout for a narrow gauge TT train,(I have to buy a "donor" loco for the engine, as Nicholle has a mother-hen mentality regarding most of the N scale fleet. She loves her N scale Great Northern 2-8-8-0 dearly for example; and she wants to me to build her one in TT.) so dealing in multiple gauges/scales can be quite useful.

With the addition of T-gauge (1:450, 3mm track gauge), this will bring the number of scales/gauges that we run to 11 (T, Z, N, TT, HO, S, O, L, Standard, G, 83/4"). About the only scale that would make sense to go after this is 1:1!
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:31 am

There can be only one.
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:35 am

ConducTTor wrote:There can be only one.

Highlander..... :lol:
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:40 am

I almost posted a pic. But decided it would be too cheesy. Well ok, here you go

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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:53 am

Naw......Here is Cheesy! Knowhutimean?
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby Marquette » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:56 am

I selected TT and N. TT is the main focus; N is for a (planned) module recreating the Polymer Corp. Ltd. plant in Sarnia, Ontario.

I *have* done a bit in HO, but that's now inactive.
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:33 am

Aside from the loop I set up in the shop I work in right now, my HO scale collection has not seen routine use since late 2004, but I have no plans to get rid of it, a number of the engines and cars I have from that were given to me by my grandfather.

I plan on making a narrow gauge TT loop with N gauge track. Some might make it's way onto my 4'x6' module.
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby jmass » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:12 am

well, like most of us i started with a ho freight set with a union pacific f3. then i went to n scale and after about six months decided it is just to small. so i bought an o scale train set and ran that for about six months and decided it was to big.about this time i was probaly wishing that there was a scale between ho and n. so i bought an s scale train set and exspanded on it and somewhere along the line i saw an add in model railroad craftsman that mention ho tt and n scale.so i went online looked up tt scale and been hooked eversince.i still have a s scale train set that i wont part with,being right up thier with tt as a favorite scale,but i am now selling the last of my ho stuff and am going tt full speed ahead. even though bit means im going to have to learn to put models together.
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:23 am

TT only for me. It's the "ideal gauge"! 8-)
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Re: Anyone else out there deal with multiple scales?

Postby areibel » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:45 pm

Well, lemme see- Started with HO, still buy a little. I've got some American Flyer that was my Dad's, the Christmas tree layout. Dabbled with N but it is too small for me, I've got a little Z that's waaaaay too small! I have some Lionel and some American OO (the deadest of the dead scales!), and two G gauge (Thomas the Tank and James) sets. But TT is where it's at!
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