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What is 7mm Scale?
7mm (O) scale describes the ration
between what me model, and what we make.
The scale refers to the conversion factor
for the size of our model trains:
7mm = 1 foot.
That is for every 7mm on a model, there
is one foot on the real thing. This might not seem all that big a deal, until you remember
that HO scale (3.5mm=1 foot) is half our size. That's where HO came from: Half
7mm scale is big enough to give you the
feel of a real railway. Locomotives do not sprint away, nor do they simply stop. They have
enough mass and inertia to take time to move and slow down. Just like the real thing.
Yet 7mm scale is small enough to fit in a
flat or apartment. Small layouts do not mean boring either. Look at any issue over the
past two years of Railway Modeller to see that.
And small layouts can give you more
enjoyment in operation, precision and visual impact than you might think. Of course that
does not mean that you cannot make a large layout too. And there are several that have
been showcased in recent history.
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or broad gauge.
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prototypes, or wherever you model.
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