Scale and Gauge

The Scales and Their Adherents Let’s look at a wide range of popular scales, who uses them, and why. Normally, model railroaders fall back on their letter code to denote a scale. Miniature soldier hobbyists use the figure height, while builders of other types of models tend to rely on fractions. Model railroaders involved in the larger scales – S and higher – will also use the scale foot measure. A general rule is that when fractions are used to denote scale, the accuracy of scale is reliable. Naturally, this is a generalization and does not bear on every maker or model. Thus, a six-foot figure would be twelve inches tall. Thus, the average miniature human is about six inches tall. Again, favored for large models.

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Total weekly, minutes. Or 5 hours and 40 minutes weekly, which multiplied by 50 working weeks in the year allowing two for holidays and occasional stoppages is equal to 27 working-days. The less business there is, the more profit has to be made on the business done. The less time spent in work, the more of that time has to be turned into surplus labour-time.

O gauge armored train by Lionel (MTH) 0. O gauge armored train by Lionel (MTH) Armored trains have quite a history, dating back as far as the American Civil War. Trains offered speed and flexibility for the movement of troops and supplies and could serve as artillery platforms. and they could be said to have inspired a Marx Army train.

As the X sometimes goes unseen, Marx toys were, and are still today, often misidentified as “Mar” toys. Reputedly, because of this name confusion, the Italian diecast toy company Martoys , after two years of production, changed its name to Bburago in Although the Marx name is now largely forgotten except by toy collectors, several of the products that the company developed remain strong icons in popular culture, including Rock’em Sock’em Robots , introduced in , and its best-selling sporty Big Wheel tricycle, one of the most popular toys of the s.

Marx’s toys included tinplate buildings, tin toys , toy soldiers , playsets, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns , action figures , dolls , dollhouses , toy cars and trucks, and HO scale and O scale trains. Marx also made several models of typewriters for children. Marx’s less expensive toys were extremely common in dime stores, and its larger, costlier toys were staples for catalog retailers such as Sears , Montgomery Ward , J.

Penney and Spiegel especially around Christmas. History[ edit ] A Marx ad for a no. Founded in in New York City by Louis Marx and his brother David, the company’s basic aim was to “give the customer more toy for less money,” and stressed that “quality is not negotiable” – two values that made the company highly successful. Initially, after working for Ferdinand Strauss , Marx, born in , was a distributor with no products or manufacturing capacity.

Enough funding was raised to purchase tooling from previous employer Strauss for two obsolete tin toys – the Alabama Coon Jigger and Zippo the Climbing Monkey.

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History[ edit ] The name for O gauge and O scale is derived from “0 [zero] gauge” or “Gauge 0” being smaller than Gauge 1 and the other then-existing standards. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best selling trains were those built in the smaller scales. In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company , American Flyer , and Lionel Corporation used O gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or ‘Wide gauge’ also known as ‘standard gauge’ as their premium trains.

One of the Lionel Corporation’s most popular trains, the Armoured Locomotive, was O gauge and ran on tracks with rails spaced 1. The Great Depression wiped out demand for the expensive larger trains, and by , O gauge was the standard, almost by default.

No other town has more trains or more train stuff than Strasburg, in Lancaster County. Feed your fascination by visiting our huge collection of toy trains and train related accessories dating back to the mids. See Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, Marklin, LGB and so much more.

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For trains heading North from Paris: Click for map of Paris showing stations The Gare du Nord is the busiest station in Europe, indeed the busiest station in the world outside Japan, so they say – but to get that accolade, they have to include all the RER suburban trains underground. First opened in by the Chemin de Fer du Nord, the original station building proved too small and was moved to Lille where you can still see it as the Gare de Lille Flandres.

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Was the LMS too big? Frederic Stansfield In his reply to my earlier letter about the size of the LMS September issue , Doug Landau November issue makes many interesting points describing the company’s engineering innovations. But two of Landau’s examples show how engineering developments within the LMS were subordinated to business issues.

LMS management’s rejection of electrification proposals, because of insufficient return on capital, is unsurprising when neither the scheme nor the one linked London with a major city such as Birmingham. Also, the belt repair system to which Landau refers represented the development in Britain of “scientific management” techniques. As he indicates, this system had the business aim of reducing repair times and costs. Letter writer would agree in general with Landau’s observation that the Southern Railway was the most forward looking of the ‘Big Four’.

However, in my previous letter I compared the LMS not with its British contemporaries but with other European railways, which received more government support. Britain’s railways, including the LMS, did receive very limited government finance in the s. Landau does not address the question ‘Was the LMS too big? The company’s business failure to follow-up engineering developments, such as electrification and main line diesel locomotives, would suggest the opposite.

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History[ edit ] The name for O gauge and O scale is derived from “0 [zero] gauge” or “Gauge 0” being smaller than Gauge 1 and the other then-existing standards. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best selling trains were those built in the smaller scales. In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company , American Flyer , and Lionel Corporation used O gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or ‘Wide gauge’ also known as ‘standard gauge’ as their premium trains.

One of the Lionel Corporation’s most popular trains, the Armoured Locomotive, was O gauge and ran on tracks with rails spaced 1. The Great Depression wiped out demand for the expensive larger trains, and by , O gauge was the standard, almost by default. However, many designs were 1: Early Marx Trains and entry-level trains, usually made of lithographed tin plate, were not scaled at all, made to whimsical proportions about the same length of an HO scale “half O” piece, but about the same width and height of an O scale piece.

Yet all of these designs ran on the same track, and, depending on the manufacturer s of the cars, could sometimes be coupled together and run as part of the same train. After World War II, manufacturers started paying more attention to scale, and post-war locomotives and rolling stock tended to be larger and more realistic than their earlier counterparts. This has been reflected in the change of name from O gauge to O scale: Since the early s, O scale manufacturers have begun placing more emphasis on realism, and the scale has experienced a resurgence in popularity, although it remains less popular than HO or N scale.

Standards[ edit ] The differences in the various O gauge and O scale standards can be confusing. Most commercially produced model track is a compromise between appearance and a trouble-free running surface.

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With glorious symmetry, this was the same year Marx published his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts. The very existence of such an expensive illusion is a tragi-comedy about consumer gullibility and the need of the insecure to be defended by illusions of preference.

Unlike Lionel and American Flyer, Marx never set out to make the fanciest toy trains when it acquired the rights to the Joy Line train sets in Its goal from day one was to make the best toy trains at the lowest price. In the Depression, that proved to be a strategy that earned the company and its founder, Louis Marx, rich rewards.

A little foreign paint on the back edge of the base providing evidence that it was one used on a layout. That’s about it for flaws; it is very clean with shiny chrome and nice vibrant paint! Works perfectly; it is a great layout piece! Eventually the company became the largest toy manufacturer in the world. It was not until the early ‘s that Marx became a major player in the model train business. Although Marx competed with Lionel, Marx clearly had the inexpensive share of the market.

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Mid-range[ edit ] You can find delicious traditional German food think loads of sausage, potatoes, cheese and beer all baked in ceramic pots that come delivered to your table at the Kartoffelkiste Potato House.

Louis Marx formed his own corporation (Louis Marx & Company, Inc.) in and began producing ally the company became the largest toy manufacturer in the world. It was not until the early ‘s that Marx became a major player in the model train business.

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