Working in yet another scale?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 60103, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    My wife talked me into buying Bachman's model of Walt Disney's backyard railroad.
    Now I realise that I'm working in a brand new scale.
    Walt's railroad was 1/8th full size and I think ran on 7.5" gauge track. My model runs on HO gauge track. If I divide the 5/8" into 7.5" I get 1:12.

    So I now have a 1" to 1' model of a 1 1/2" to 1' model.

    Next week: the dollhouses!

    Well, I'm having fun running it. I've replaced all the wheels in the cars, but the pickup is 2 wheels on each side of the tender and it doesn't like Peco insulfrogs, in one direction anyway.
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I'm so tired I think that scale math just blew my mind. bachmann has a model of what? :mrgreen:

  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    You lucky dog.:thumb: Did your wife have to twist your arm real hard? I wish my wife would do that.:cry:

  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    It doesn't really fit with my model of pre-1959 Britain.

    But I have the book on Disney's railways and I always liked the Carolwood Pacific.
    When we were down the precious week and bought her trolley, I thought the Disney set was $150; then our local shop had it marked $250. When I saw only $100, I went for it.
    Now I need 1/12 size models of Walt, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnson, ...

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