Menards Lemax Figures & Accessories Gauge

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Menards Lemax Figures & Accessories Gauge
Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:12 PM

Do these figures and buildings for Christmas and Halloween equate to a particular train gauge or are they to big? They're having some awesome after Christmas sales and want to but some fencing and lamp post to display around my stadard gauge Flyer.

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, January 10, 2020 3:44 PM
Sorry my grammar wasn't too good. I meant standard gauge.
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 10, 2020 4:38 PM

Welcome aboard!

If the Lemax buildings and accessories are anything like Department 56 they may be a bit too small if you're running Standard Gauge.  They are  close enough to O Gauge  so many O-gaugers use them for Christmas and Halloween layouts. 

D-56 people are a bit oversize for O Gauge but most people doing holiday layouts use them anyway. 

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, January 10, 2020 4:47 PM
Thanks! I bought some of the lamp post and iron fencing so will see how it looks.
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Posted by KRM on Friday, January 10, 2020 8:51 PM

They are all over the map. Some the figures are way to big, but then others look fine. Just think that correct is 1/4 inch represents 1 foot. So just keep that in mind and decide if it will work for you.

 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Friday, January 10, 2020 9:03 PM

Scale.

There are three popular scales that run on Gauge 1 track.

O gauge is popularly used for 1/4" scale and 3/16" scale trains(among a mish-mosh of everything in between).

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:38 AM

JonEddy - Lemax figures tend to be too large for O-gauge (as do Dept 56).  I place the larger figures between the layout edge and tracks, and then place the smaller figures (depending on height) throughout the interior of my layout.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:14 AM

Here's the thing, when most people do a Christmas layout the important thing to them is festivity.  You know, eye-popping spectacle, lights and action.  "Show-biz" really, and as such they really don't obsess over scale all that much.  The whole point is fun, not modeling headaches.

So, if you like the Lemax stuff, and think you can use it, go for it!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:23 PM

These are all Lemax figures in a Christmas display.  The trains are O.

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Northwoods Flyer

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"The Toy For the Boy"

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:56 PM

Looks great!  Except for that "Lady Lionel..."   Indifferent

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Posted by JonEddy on Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:05 PM
Northwoods Flyer, that looks awesome! Everyone, thanks for all the responses!

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