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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, October 23, 2003 2:14 PM
Remember too that some structures prototypically come in varying sizes, so you could mix some in that way. Things like warehouses and shacks/shanties don't have one "size," so you can use different scales to represent different sizes.

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Posted by vsmith on Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:15 AM
I would place the 1:20.3/1:22.5 strcutures in the forground and place the 1:29/1:32 in the background to create a forced perspective. Depending of the location you could even place O gauge structures behind the 1:32 structures to give an added dimnsion of depth but its critical on the location of the vista that it look like its natural. In otherwords a flat town grid will not work with this idea but a hillside town where the building stack up behind each other would work very well.

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G scale proportions
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 6:26 PM
I mostly do 1:20.3 but there is some great stuff in 1:29 and 1:32. How do you handle the differences in structures etc?

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