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Old 11-17-2009, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Precision Scale Co testing the waters in 1/29

You may recall last spring that we found Precision Scale Co offering a model of "Minnetonka", a cute little 0-4-0T+T, in 1:20.3.



We complained to them that it was a standard gauge loco and the 1:20.3 (Fn3) guys were all narrow gauge.

I was looking at the P-line stuff from India recently and remembered Minnie, so I went and checked PSC's website. Lo and Behold - it's now 1/29th!
Precision Scale Minnetonka Page

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Makes more sense given its a standard gauge engine, but somewhere down the line, someone is going to make a true 1/20.3 F scale model in standard gauge. Be interesting to see how that sells.
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How wide would the track be for F Std?
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hmmm..interesting!

my first thought was: "odd choice for 1/29..because everyone in 1/29 models only late steam or diesels..nothing as early as "Minnetonka""..

but then I thought: "maybe the only reason everyone in 1/29 models only "late steam and diesels" is simply because that is all that has been available so far!"

This could open up a previously under-served market for "older" 1/29 standard gauge modeling..which is probably deseriable,
and which up to now has been limited to only narrow gauge..

Whats the oldest prototype currently available in 1/29?
1940's steam probably?? 1920's steam maybe..still "modern" by most accounts..

'Minnetonka' was built in 1870, is today preserved at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

http://66.116.202.72/Education/steam.asp

I like it!

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How wide would the track be for F Std?
70.6mm. You can buy plastic tie strips (and dual gauge!) from Don Niday's Iron Creek Shops.

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Not me, I can barely afford my wrong gauge track! lol

Must take a hefty chunk of real estate to run that size!

What diameter would be a R1 equivalent?

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is so funny it isn't funny! "Precision Scale" and "1:29" in the same sentence?

Sorry, I can't help it, but doesn't anyone see the Oxymoron in that?
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+1- I see that! Maybe a name change to Pointless Scale Models
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I was thinking the same thing....
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Default RE: Precision Scale Co testing the waters in 1/29

Jeff

It's not an Aster. Why were you thinking about it at all?
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