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Posted By: Randall Olson
Posted On: Saturday February 9, 2019 at 12:54 AM
 
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Its funny, Paul, your photo appears to show quite a discrepancy between the Fords
When I measured these cars, there was a very small difference in length in favor of the Brooklin but it was not more than 4 scale inches. Widths were very close. I wonder if the wood paneling and many details of the wagon, not to mention the larger but airy greenhouse entertains the eye whereas the eye scans and scans over the slab-sided Ford sedan as it journies from left to right? In other words, the slight scale difference is exaggerated by the optical effect of the broad expanse of bland metal of the sedan.

As for measuring the cars, I can't explain the discrepancy of models that come out even from the same builder. I once had a Conquest 1957 Buick sedan that I thought was around 1/42.5 and later bought a Conquest 1957 Buick wagon based on the same master that looked more like 1/43.5. The discrepancy between these two models from the same builder was attributed to mold size inconsistencies(?) And temperature differences when the body was extracted.

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scale? by Paul Patterson #25325
Footprint of each car can and most likely is 1:43 of a 1:1 Cars based on wheel distance by Tom Ciryak #25325.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.1.1
Scale of models by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25325.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.1.1.1.1
Sorry Tom but I don't understand your reply. Scale is scale, period. No? (EOM) by Barry Levittan #25325.1.2
Yes I agree, scale is scale and it still amazes me that there is so much by Curtis Parisi #25325.1.2.1
Guess I didn't explain myself very well. Ford's wheelbase may not be the same as a Chevy etc. (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #25325.1.2.2
Specs: Jaguar MK 9, 1953 Ford by John Quilter #25325.2
Its funny, Paul, your photo appears to show quite a discrepancy between the Fords by Randall Olson #25325.3
Paul you bring up a good point. Case in point would be a comparison by Bob Jackman #25325.3.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.1.1
To an extent I agree with you Paul. Some of the earlier ones.. by John Roberts #25325.3.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.1.1.1.1
Bob, excellent comparisons. The Motor City is huge, especially the width by Randall Olson #25325.3.1.2
I would like to call your attention to a mistake you just made: by Alex Taylor #25325.3.1.2.1
Hi, Alex, I will defer to your expertise. "Super" it is! (EOM) by Randall Olson #25325.3.1.2.1.1
Randal, for further information, Conquest did make, years ago by Alex Taylor #25325.3.1.2.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.2
Paul, I hope some of your gems are of the Highway Travelers variety? Gorgeous replicas! (EOM) by Randall Olson #25325.3.2.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.2.1.1
What does wheel base have to do with scale if body measurements aren't correct? (EOM) by Bob Kleven #25325.3.2.2
Nothing in the case of a 3D product - wheel base is just one part in a whole range of measurements. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #25325.3.2.2.1
This discussion reminds me of the ones we had when Strictly 43rd by Don Anderson #25325.4
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1
This thread of Paul's has been very interesting and throws up a few issues.... by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1
Too bad an honest discussion sets off such defensiveness. I have thousands of by Bob Jackman #25325.4.1.1.1
I wasn't being defensive Bob, merely offering some background... by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1.1.1
John, I always respect your opinions based on your obvious by Bob Jackman #25325.4.1.1.1.1.1
Agree with all you say Bob. 6000 models? That's even more than I've wrecked! (EOM) by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1.1.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1.1.2
Sacale of models. by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25325.4.1.1.2.1
Paul, you started a wonderfully provocative and informative thread. by Randall Olson #25325.4.1.1.2.1.1
Future by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1.1.2.1.1.1
Ian Pickering also did some masters for Corgi Toys. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #25325.5




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