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Offline Eryx_UK

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Model Railway Tracks
« on: July 16, 2017, 08:15:20 AM »
Bit of a random question but is relevant to 40K. Does have any experience with model railways, specifically the tracks. I want to use some as terrain on a 40K gaming table I'm planning on building but I don't know what would be the correct scale of tracks would be. Any idea?

It would be for a mine cart type scale on the tabletop if that helps, so doesn't need to be specifically in scale to the models just be about the right size for mine carts.

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Re: Model Railway Tracks
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 03:51:14 AM »
Just an idea, but there are also tracks for LEGO-trains.
Maybe they are too big for what you want, but the tracks are larger than the tiny metal rods used in moldel railways and plastic, which is nice.
Mince carts in 40k might be huge though!
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Re: Model Railway Tracks
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 06:06:51 PM »
Nice idea. Thanks. I'll see if that could be what I'm after.
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Re: Model Railway Tracks
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 03:56:26 AM »
Here you go, standard track width of the different model railway scales:
(there are lots of variants of the scales with the suffixes m,e,i,p  for example "H0e" those are different again smaller but keeping the aspect ratio!)

European scales:(there are different ones depending on your country....)
Scale        Standard gauge                 Ratio:
Z               6.5 mm (0.256 in)           1:220
N               9 mm (0.354 in)             1:160   
TT            12 mm (0.472 in)             1:120   
H0           16.5 mm (0.65 in)             1:87   
S             22.5 mm (0.886 in)           1:64   
0              32 mm (1.26 in)               1:45
1              45 mm (1.772 in)             1:32
II             64 mm (2 1⁄2 in)                1:22.5
III            89 mm (3 1⁄2 in)                1:16
V               5 in (127 mm)                 1:11
VII          184 mm (7 1⁄4 in)                1:8
X            260 mm (10 1⁄4 in)              1:5.5

In case european is not for you:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rail_transport_modelling_scale_standards

There are Tracks with embankment and without. even long flexible tracks you can bend however you want.
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PS:
 i just realized u're looking for real scaling:
1:58 Heroic figures are sometimes listed as being 28mm that would be somewhere between those 2
"S" = 1:64
"0" = 1:45
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Re: Model Railway Tracks
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 07:37:47 AM »
Thank you very much.  :)
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