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I think it is "O Scale", but I can't be sure.

Does anyone know for certain?

Thanks!

   
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In between HO and O, closer to O in my opinion but there are some kits where its closer to HO.


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Considering the multiple scales used in these kits; you could make an arguement for "many", or "none".

So, your glass half empty or full?
   
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heroic scale is about 1:50 - 1:56
S scale is 1:64 & O scale is 1:48
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HO is NOWHERE near 40K scale. HO is 1:72 OR 1:87 (depending on the manufacturer). O scale is the closest to 40k scale that you're gonna get in model railroad stuff. 40k is closer to 1:35th scale from the standard miniature's pov.


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My usual rule of thumb is miniatures are 1/48 but weapons are 1/32 or larger. GW exaggerates the size of limbs and weapons to make figures more dynamic.

For terrain O scale and 1/48 generally work.

The plasticville line of 50s looking terrain is a good start.

Combat Zone Chronicles has some good articles
www.combatzonechronicles.net

 
   
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So, O-Scale it is then!

O-Scale terrain seems to go for a lot less than 28mm 'heroic scale" miniature terrain, for some reason.

Thanks guys, much appreciated!

   
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Guys, G scale is the proper 40K train size if your going to be doing anything large.

O and HO are way to small for proper war trains and such. This is coming from someone who has done model trains longer than I can remember my life.

You will want G Scale if your train is doing ANYTHING.

this is G-Scale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heHRrAwHlvw

When making custom trains for 40k, or any type of tank. Unless it is going to be something tiny and anti climatic like APCs or Cars... you want to go one scale up.

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Alright then, G Scale it is!

I think I might buy a sample piece or two to try out before going too nuts.

Anyone know a good source for G Scale terrain?

   
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Ghidorah wrote:HO is NOWHERE near 40K scale. HO is 1:72 OR 1:87 (depending on the manufacturer).


Just to nitpick. HO (or H0 as it's sometimes spelled) is always 1:87. The closest other scale is OO/00, which is 1:76.

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Again, thanks for all of the scale question help.

Still, anyone know a good source for G Scale terrain?

   
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Agamemnon2 wrote:
Ghidorah wrote:HO is NOWHERE near 40K scale. HO is 1:72 OR 1:87 (depending on the manufacturer).


Just to nitpick. HO (or H0 as it's sometimes spelled) is always 1:87. The closest other scale is OO/00, which is 1:76.


I concede, good sir. You are absoluely correct. When we play our WWII or Vietnam games, we use 20mm rules, which use 1:72 scale kits. For some AFVs you can get away with 1:76. We use a good deal of H0 railroad building kits (and kitbashes) and H0 rail and bedding as needed. I suppose that, over the length of time playing the game, I had just equated H0 with 1:72 and 1:87, which is dead wrong.


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JoeyFox wrote:Guys, G scale is the proper 40K train size if your going to be doing anything large.

O and HO are way to small for proper war trains and such. This is coming from someone who has done model trains longer than I can remember my life.

You will want G Scale if your train is doing ANYTHING.

this is G-Scale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heHRrAwHlvw

When making custom trains for 40k, or any type of tank. Unless it is going to be something tiny and anti climatic like APCs or Cars... you want to go one scale up.


I'm sorry but I have to shoot that down, being a model train lover, as well as a gamer.

G gauge is NOT 28mm. It is roughly 1:29 scale, which is closer to 54mm. My uncle has G gauge trains by LGB and they are enormous compared to 28mm. The link you provided was a scratchbuilt train by BTP using G gauge tracks. The train itself is scaled much closer to O gauge, the only difference being the larger trucks required to use the wider G guage tracks.

28mm is much closer to 1:48 scale or O Gauge (which is actually 1:45 scale, if you go by the largest producer of O gauge, Lionel).

Also, your "one-scale-up" theory is flawed, especially with tanks/armour. The next widely available scale up from 1:48 is 1:35 and the difference is VERY noticeable. I made my Ork Battlewagon from a 1:35 scale KV2 Gigant and it is larger than both the Land Raider AND the Forgeworld Battlewagon, even before I made the modifications to it. While that's great as I can actually fit 20 minis on it, it's going to suck in 5th edition where I'll have to try and hug terrain or else have constant LOS. Even a smaller model, like a Kubelwagon, is only 1 inch shorter than the new Ork Trukk. Bigger isn't always better...

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