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Richie C. posted:

I have some space on my layout to add some larger trucks, tractors, trailers, etc., but I'm concerned about size and scale. Thinking about starting with something simple, like the attached tractor trailer from DD in 1/43 scale (which looks like a good price), but I'm concerned that it might look too large for O gauge and the buildings and structures on my layout.

Thoughts about scale and size ?

https://www.diecastdirect.com/...oductCode=NR16303-RD

Thanks in advance.

 

Richie,

I find if you keep all the same scale vehicles on the layout (1:43) for instance, they look just right.  If you mix 1:50, 1:48, and 1:43, the difference is very noticeable.   I keep the same sizes in groupes, and they blend well. Trucks though in 1:48 verses 1:43, and especially 1:50 are significantly different.  I find most 1: 43 Tractor Trucks are closer to 1:40 and are very large and look out of place alongside their cousins'...  

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3D printing has been talked about on numerous topics.  I was thinking about my sought after GMC 630, Cannonball and others and I thought about printing and I remembered Shapeways.

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There are also a lot of train detail parts there as well.

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
Richie C. posted:

I have some space on my layout to add some larger trucks, tractors, trailers, etc., but I'm concerned about size and scale. Thinking about starting with something simple, like the attached tractor trailer from DD in 1/43 scale (which looks like a good price), but I'm concerned that it might look too large for O gauge and the buildings and structures on my layout.

Thoughts about scale and size ?

https://www.diecastdirect.com/...oductCode=NR16303-RD

Thanks in advance.

 

Richie,

I find if you keep all the same scale vehicles on the layout (1:43) for instance, they look just right.  If you mix 1:50, 1:48, and 1:43, the difference is very noticeable.   I keep the same sizes in groupes, and they blend well. Trucks though in 1:48 verses 1:43, and especially 1:50 are significantly different.  I find most 1: 43 Tractor Trucks are closer to 1:40 and are very large and look out of place alongside their cousins'...  

All the cars and pick-up trucks currently on my layout are 1:43 scale (sample pic attached) and they work pretty well with the existing buildings and structures, but I want to dip my foot into larger tractors and trailers and needed to get a sense of what scale would integrate well with what I've already got, especially because I'd be buying on-line and don't want to end up with something too large or small that doesn't work well.

Thanks

 

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Richie C. posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
Richie C. posted:

I have some space on my layout to add some larger trucks, tractors, trailers, etc., but I'm concerned about size and scale. Thinking about starting with something simple, like the attached tractor trailer from DD in 1/43 scale (which looks like a good price), but I'm concerned that it might look too large for O gauge and the buildings and structures on my layout.

Thoughts about scale and size ?

https://www.diecastdirect.com/...oductCode=NR16303-RD

Thanks in advance.

 

Richie,

I find if you keep all the same scale vehicles on the layout (1:43) for instance, they look just right.  If you mix 1:50, 1:48, and 1:43, the difference is very noticeable.   I keep the same sizes in groupes, and they blend well. Trucks though in 1:48 verses 1:43, and especially 1:50 are significantly different.  I find most 1: 43 Tractor Trucks are closer to 1:40 and are very large and look out of place alongside their cousins'...  

All the cars and pick-up trucks currently on my layout are 1:43 scale (sample pic attached) and they work pretty well with the existing buildings and structures, but I want to dip my foot into larger tractors and trailers and needed to get a sense of what scale would integrate well with what I've already got, especially because I'd be buying on-line and don't want to end up with something too large or small that doesn't work well.

Thanks

 

Richie, is that Greyhound bus 1:43 or maybe actually 1:50?

Ron

PRRronbh posted:
pokey493 posted:
PRRronbh posted:

Richie, found the image I was looking for.

In this image the autos are 1:43 but the trucks (except panel) and graders are 1:50 scale.

IMG_0245

Hope this is of some help.

Ron

I like the model A Fords, May I ask who made them?

Pokey

Pokey, they are both by Athearn.

Ron

Thank you, they will definitely be on my list of vehicles to buy.

Pokey

Guys thanks for posting I think this is the most  activity this thread has seen for a long time and I appreciate you supporting it 

Brian.  Thanks for the pic that’s some cool looking Photoshop 

Bob.  Once again you out done yourself just when I pick out my favorite one you come up with another one I think this one is my all-time favorite thank you very much for posting it 

Gray. Can’t wait to see that corn binder ragtop when you get it done.  Be careful when buying from shape ways sometimes they hire programmers who doesn’t know a thing about the dimensions or the looks of a subject I’ve seen some of their work and is very disappointing so be careful plus you have to deal with the lines in the product trying to sand these lines out of the product can result to diminishing the fine detail that once there  unless you get the high dollar ultra plastic one good luck 

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