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Old 04-08-2017, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been on this site for a while now and feel a bit of an outside still as most of the members as I have read are modeling in G scale which encompasses several scales from 1:32 to 1:22.5 and the majority have outdoor layouts. Just wanted to know if there are any others modelers out there modeling solely in F scale (1:20.3) and more precisely Fn3, and doing so indoors? If so how about a reply to a fellow F scaler plowing his way in this vast field of Generic G. Scale modelers. 😳
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your not alone. I model mostly in F scale. I have some 1:22.5 cars that I take to friends layouts as F is a little large for some layouts. But I'm outside.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are plenty of F scale modelers here. Many have a mixture of scales that are near each other or are run separately. I only do narrow gauge and try to keep near F scale but also have European so 1:22.5 suits that perfectly. Some of the BH 1:22~1:24 stuff can be interpreted as early era F scale and more robust therefore gets used often. My Isle of Man stuff is F scale and other UK and Australian stuff is 1:19 which is close.

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most of my engines are 1/22.5, some scenery items like cars/trucks are 1/24, and I have a 1/20 live steamer on the way. Some of my buildings that were purchased at train shows were 1/29, but have been resized to 1/22.5 with the addition of larger windows, doors, and foundations. Outside also.

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Old 04-09-2017, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I responded to this on the other forum.

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everything I run is Fn3, mostly live steam, out doors.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Like Winn, everything I build and operate is 1:20.3. Some of my industrial rolling stock started out as Lionel "G Scale" flats and gons, since they scale out just right for that equipment.
I also run a string of LGB gable-bottom dump cars, as this style of car came in all sizes. They are dwarfed by an Fn3 boxcar as they should be.


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Old 05-21-2017, 08:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I may be breaking a rule here but I have a total build thread on my 1:20.3 scale indoor layout here...


I also built a full modular layout that I take to shows...

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