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F scale ?
Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:36 PM

Over in the photo galleries there is a gentleman stateing he models in F scale.

What is F, or did I misread

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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:44 PM

F is 1:20.3, which works out to exactly 3' on LGB track.

 That's what I model in outdoors.

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:51 PM

F scale is 1/20.3 scale.

The most common gauge in this scale is 45mm, which equates to close to 3ft. narrow gauge. The denomination is Fn3.

For standard gauge the rails would be 70.6mm apart. I have not heard of any commercially made track or rolling stock in this scale other than narrow gauge engines and rolling stock.

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:14 PM

OK the big stuff, that explains sone of the detail in his photos.

Thanks

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:22 PM

UNCLEBUTCH
OK the big stuff, that explains sone of the detail in his photos.

Lots of detail or lack of detail?

I have a Gauge 1, New York Central Hudson that has every perceivable detail you can imagine.

 

Have you seen any of the offerings from Fine Art Models?

https://www.brasstrains.com/classic/Product/Detail/060260/1-32-Scale-Gauge-1-Brass-FAM-Fine-Art-Models-UP-Union-Pacific-4-8-8-4-Big-Boy-4012

Maybe you are thinking of one of the large scale TOY manufacturers?

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:30 PM

I think this page gives some valuable info:

https://www.ironcreekshops.com/what-is-f-scale/

 

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:46 PM

gmpullman
Lots of detail or lack of detail?

If you go over to the galleries,look for ''michaelo'' his builds don't lack much if any details, very empressive

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:08 PM

I did check his work out before.  You can click on his photos a couple times, and REALLY get close and personal.

Sure is excellent work.

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Posted by Erie1951 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:57 PM

Ed, that Big Boy is just spectacular, but just a wee bit out of my price range. Laugh I love the photo of the cab interior. Thumbs Up

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:11 PM

Erie1951
Ed, that Big Boy is just spectacular, but just a wee bit out of my price range.

Yes, that model puts the super in super-detailing! Opening sand fill hatches, just about every valve and pipe represented. Amazing. That same model maker has offered other subjects, too. Ships, military vehicles and other railroad equipment. Amazing stuff!

I had my credit card out but then I saw it was sold out already Sad

THIS one is much more reasonable AND still in stock!

https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/099536/1-32-Scale-Gauge-1-Brass-Model-FAM-Fine-Art-Models-NYC-New-York-Central-4-6-4-Hudson-5445-Streamlined-As-Seen-on-MME

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:15 PM

I don´t know, Ed - for that kind of money, I´d get the pair shown in the following video and still have plenty of cash left to buy a string of cars for them to pull!

The detail is just as fantastic!

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:24 PM

Tinplate Toddler
I don´t know, Ed - for that kind of money, I´d get the pair shown in the following video —

You win that round hands down, Ulrich Bow

Seeing and listening to that short demonstration gave me goosebumps! I still smell the coal smoke!

Thank you Smile  Ed

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:27 AM

Ed,

KM1 is a small manufacturer of highly detailed 1 gauge locomotives, which are loaded withnfunctions previouly unheard of! The safety valves blow off steam, when you sound the whistle, steam comes out, you can blow down the boiler and the forward/reverse linkage is operated, depending on which direction the loco is heading. The engines weigh about 12lbs., are handcrafted and sell between $3k and $4k, which I think is a bargain compared to the price in the ad you have posted.

If I only were a rich man with lots of space!

Big scale mode railroading is fun!

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:57 PM

So called "G gauge" is actually No.1 gauge, which would be 1:32 scale for standard gauge track. Marklin made electric trains in scales from 1 to I believe 4, with 1 being the smallest. They later added a smaller gauge called 0 (zero) gauge, which in English we call O (letter O) gauge.

LGB trains are mostly based on European meter gauge trains. If you use No.1 gauge track to represent one meter (approx 39") it works out to 1:22.5...which I believe was also No.3 standard gauge's scale. There was a company around 20 years ago that made a No.3 US standard gauge diesel engine and some freight cars, even some full-size passenger cars.

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:30 PM

Ed!

$10,995.00!! Well, I'll take three thank you very much!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaughClown

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:36 PM

Tinplate Toddler
I don´t know, Ed - for that kind of money, I´d get the pair shown in the following video and still have plenty of cash left to buy a string of cars for them to pull!

Ulrich,

Thanks for the video! They look amazing! Is that real steam or do they use the same sort of smoke fluids that most locomotives do?

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:55 AM

hon30critter

 

 
Tinplate Toddler
I don´t know, Ed - for that kind of money, I´d get the pair shown in the following video and still have plenty of cash left to buy a string of cars for them to pull!

 

Ulrich,

Thanks for the video! They look amazing! Is that real steam or do they use the same sort of smoke fluids that most locomotives do?

Dave

 

Same stuff, Dave - you need to have the room well ventilated!

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:40 AM

Tinplate Toddler
Same stuff, Dave - you need to have the room well ventilated!

Well, they certainly have made the smoke/steam effects far more realistic than anything I have seen in the past in a smaller scale. If I was into steam, and if I was rich enough to afford both the locomotives and a decent ventilation system, I would really enjoy running something that looks so prototypical. Congratulations to the designers!

Maybe in time the same advances in steam/smoke representation will filter down to HO scale, and maybe even into diesel locomotives. I could stand a little air pollution if my FP7s and 9s were to belch a little smoke on occasion!YeahThumbs Up

Dave

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