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Greetings.

This is out of my area of knowledge. I have the following item in my collection and don't know a thing about it...starting with why is it so big if it is O Scale? I believe it is a Precision Scale Model - but I am unfamiliar with that company. I own no other brass items.

Can someone give me a brief education on this item? The detail is pretty cool.

Thank you.

Paul

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@Railrunnin posted:

Oh good grief. Andrew - your suggestion shows it is a G Scale (I think) and not O as I was led to believe.

See the two pictures. The one of the trucks clearly shows the wheels outside the rail on both sides.

So, is this a G Scale Precision Scale Brass Model? Any idea of it's value?

Thank you again.

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"1" Scale, 1:32 proportion would be more precise.  "G" scale is a mish-mash of scales and proportions, depending on manufacturer.

Rusty

"1" Scale, 1:32 proportion would be more precise.  "G" scale is a mish-mash of scales and proportions, depending on manufacturer.

Rusty

Yes. There is really no such thing as "G" scale, which I think started as just a nickname for "LGB" products, that run on #1 gauge track.

MTH's "G" (not really) locos, and I suppose rolling stock, are true 1:32 #1 scale. I have their 1:32 J3a Hudson. Gorgeous.

The Conjecture Mitigation Task Force has been hard at work. Actually, not a lot of work at all, since the clue is right there on the label...

If you had Googled "brass gondola 98529" you would have received the answer instantly.

The well-intentioned but slightly inexact folks at Brass Guide refer to it as a "G scale" model, BTW.

G Brass Train PSC UP PSC-98529 Precision Scale Co. (brasstrains.com)

Arthur, I spent all my summers in Sag Harbor when i was a young lad. I remember going to Shelter Island for live music in some bar and then having to rush to the dock by midnight to catch the last ferry back or get stuck on the island all night.

Andrew, I will probably end up selling this item. It is nice but has no place with anything else I acquire - I mean collect <G>

Paul

Dennis, my family is now in its 7th generation on Shelter Island. It has changed, of course, but it's better than the fashionable Hamptons and the newly-discovered North Fork.

Paul, that band you heard was the "South Ferry Band" so named because the members, when playing at the Corner Bar in Sag Harbor, had to leave at 1:30 am to catch the last boat back to the Island. When South Ferry Band played on Shelter Island, there was no curfew, and the band played on until 4 am. Lead singer and lead guitar Paul Shepherd; rhythm and steel guitar Chip Luddecke; bass Winston Roye; (Google him to see his remarkable career.)  I was the drummer, by the way.

Hope you enjoyed the noise.

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Dennis, my family is now in its 7th generation on Shelter Island. It has changed, of course, but it's better than the fashionable Hamptons and the newly-discover North Fork.

Paul, that band you heard was the "South Ferry Band" so named because the members, when playing at the Corner Bar in Sag Harbor, had to leave at 1:30 am to catch the last boat back to the Island. When South Ferry Band played on Shelter Island, there was no curfew, and the band played on until 4 am. Lead singer and lead guitar Paul Shepherd; rhythm and steel guitar Chip Luddecke; bass Winston Roye; (Google him to see his remarkable career.)  I was the drummer, by the way.

Hope you enjoyed the noise.

Don't you just love how these things can happen in life?

Who could have predicted that two men who share a love of model trains and enjoying the OGR Forum were at one time in the same room many many years ago? One playing the drums, the other drinking beer and trying to win favor with the girls.

Arthur, I hope our paths cross  - I owe you a beer (or three) for all that great music.

Paul

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