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Old 07-15-2020, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The trouble if you make the spacing too wide, ie to comfortably accommodate 1:20.3 scale rolling stock, the it looks unrealistic when running 1:29 scale trains.

I thought maybe looking at the prototype might help to decide

4.00 meters seems to be the standard for standard gauge, and if one runs the correct scale trains that match the 45mm track gauge (ie 1:32 scale) that might be OK, but in Large Scale track gauge and (standard gauge) rolling stock scale at 1:29 are not consistent, the rolling stock is a bit oversized.

If one is running 1:32 live steam, I would make the track spacing the minimum that will just accommodate 1:20.3 equipment, and to be on the safe side, set up a clearance gauge to check equipment if someone brings over their trains to run.
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