whats the best riser hight?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    huh? i dont know, i am just going off what i was told, that 1" = 12.82 feet, to make it easy for me, i just been calling an inch, 12 feet even
  2. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I built the HO diorama from Woodlands Scenic. The track is raised about 2 " it allows for installing a culvert under the track for example.
    So in N scale, a 1" raiser should be fine.
    If, the way I understand it, below the raiser you have an axtra 1" of extruded pink foam it'll be even better.
  3. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

    You are right Cid. There was a type or misinformation, don't know which, 1 foot in n scale is .075 inches in real life, not .078. So 13'4" per inch is correct, exactly.

  4. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    ok, ill go with the 13 foot 4". it dont matthwe to me, i want to be to scale, but a foot eather way dont matter to me, im not that picky........lol
  5. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

    This time it might not matter, but it is good to know the right stuff. Sometime you might be worrying about clearance, and a scale foot could matter.
  6. billgee-n-scale

    billgee-n-scale New Member

    Sorry if I was wrong on the n guage scale of .078 =1 foot. .075 = 1 foot. is correct I was just going by memory.
  7. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    I'm confused too. At my age however; thats a normal thing. Are you speaking of overpass height?
  8. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    im not going over top of anything, do you ever see tracks at ground level in the real world? i dont here in iowa, il, MO,
  9. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    That's the scale of British N: 1/144.
  10. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    ozzy: Very rarely, I see an old siding at ground level but not often. Probably at one time that siding was above grade but over the years dirt accumulated around the tracks and so now all you can see is the rails and tops of the ties. Main lines definitely will be above ground level unless going through a cut.

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