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Posted By: Chris Sweetman
Posted On: Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 6:56 PM
 
Message:
John, 1:42nd doesn’t fit with any railway gauge. Just Tri-ang deciding that
this scale went well for their range of model road vehicles. Then after their take-over of the Meccano Empire 1:42nd scale was selected for most Dinky Toys post 1964.

However, Dinky Toys, France kept the faith with 1:43rd scale.

Even Corgi Toys got in on the act and their pre-1970 Mini issues were to 1:42nd scale too.

BTW O scale is more accurately 1:43.5 but somewhere along the lines this was rounded to 1:43rd.

Chris

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Menards O scale Parking Garage (pic) by Jay Golan #29191
That is really cool. A great accessory for anyone's collection. (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #29191.1
Is "O" scal the same as 1:43 scale? (EOM) by Brian Cox #29191.2
O scale is 1/48 scale by Jay Golan #29191.2.1
Brian, it depends were you are in the world. In Britain ‘O’ gauge is …. by Chris Sweetman #29191.2.2
I thought it was 1/42 Chris...like Spot-On models all were. (EOM) by John Roberts #29191.2.2.1
John, 1:42nd doesn’t fit with any railway gauge. Just Tri-ang deciding that by Chris Sweetman #29191.2.2.1.1
Correct Chris 7mm to the foot. How they came up with this metric/English mix I don't know. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #29191.2.2.1.1.1
Thanks for clearing this up Chris...I learn something every day! (EOM) by John Roberts #29191.2.2.1.1.2
You are welcome John - the power of Forum43 to expand minds. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #29191.2.2.1.1.2.1




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