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Last Hussar
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« on: 08 December 2018, 08:10:55 AM »

There is a school  of thought here about using 6mm/1:300 buildings with 10mm

Has anyone considered Z gauge, 1:220?
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« Reply #1 on: 08 December 2018, 09:08:05 AM »

For me, using reduced or lower scale buildings is about fooling the eye to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result and it is only on closer inspection that the difference becomes apparent. Z scale buildings with 10mm might work - I've never tried it - but obviously the larger the scale disparity, the less likely it will be to trick the eye. Personally, I would only consider going one scale down (e.g., 15mm figs./10mm buildings, 10mm figs./6mm buildings) so it would be unlikely that I would use Z scale with 10mm figs..


Note: But see next two posts! Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: 08 December 2018, 09:20:01 AM »

But Hussar's suggestion is using buildings which are less of a reduction than 1:300, surely?
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« Reply #3 on: 08 December 2018, 09:40:21 AM »

Yikes!  Embarrassed  So it is FK! Thank you for pointing that out (d'oh!  Grin  ... more proof that I'm getting older and more doddery ... mutter, mutter). I now realise I was comparing N scale with Z scale, in my mind.

I now declare that Z scale should therefore work better than 1/300(!)   Rock on!

... going to make myself a strong cup of coffee now .... perhaps that will help to wake me up ....
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« Reply #4 on: 08 December 2018, 10:05:33 AM »

I know what you mean. I increasingly feel like calling Henry Crun "youngster".
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« Reply #5 on: 09 December 2018, 11:08:54 AM »

Better increase the order for Nobbys pills, looks like West marcher will soon be needing them.

So nobody's tried Z gauge then?
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