Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by Etranger » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r ... _standards if you want the detail. Suffice to say, the British did things differently from their Continental and American contemporaries.

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:03 am

That article too speaks in tongues.

I shall steer clear of toy trains, although I have wanted one since my childhood trainset was given away to the Children's hospital when we came to Aus.

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by FreddBloggs » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 am

Etranger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:42 am
RMD wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
I blame myself for starting this thread and encouraging railway-modelling weirdos to out themselves... (Everyone needs someone to look down on - doubly so if you work for the railway)
Railway modellers have trainspotters to look down on too. There's a hierarchy for everything.
Funny thing is, trainspotters look down on napoleonic wargamers....

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:21 am

Now you're avin a giraffe!

I think I shall start a new scale called COTOTST. The toys will be 1:300, the figs 6mm, the track the logarithmic average of the various track gauges in use around the world.

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:33 am

Etranger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 am
Suffice to say, the British did things differently from their Continental and American contemporaries.
Since we invented the concept of the railway (in terms of mass movement of goods and people over long distances), shouldn't we say that the foreigners did it differently?

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:37 am

And that they cut themselves off.

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by RMD » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:03 am

FreddBloggs wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 am
Etranger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:42 am
RMD wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
I blame myself for starting this thread and encouraging railway-modelling weirdos to out themselves... (Everyone needs someone to look down on - doubly so if you work for the railway)
Railway modellers have trainspotters to look down on too. There's a hierarchy for everything.
Funny thing is, trainspotters look down on napoleonic wargamers....
You would NEVER say that if you were to meet my train-spotting (and railway modelling) colleague... :sniper:

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by Etranger » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:16 am

BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:33 am
Etranger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 am
Suffice to say, the British did things differently from their Continental and American contemporaries.
Since we invented the concept of the railway (in terms of mass movement of goods and people over long distances), shouldn't we say that the foreigners did it differently?
What did the Romans ever do for us? :evilgrin:

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by FreddBloggs » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:07 pm

RMD wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:03 am
FreddBloggs wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 am
Etranger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:42 am


Railway modellers have trainspotters to look down on too. There's a hierarchy for everything.
Funny thing is, trainspotters look down on napoleonic wargamers....
You would NEVER say that if you were to meet my train-spotting (and railway modelling) colleague... :sniper:
Could be worse, could be an angler.....

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Re: Railway Track for 10mm Wargames - Suggestions?

Post by Paul » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:29 pm

RMD wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
I blame myself for starting this thread and encouraging railway-modelling weirdos to out themselves... (Everyone needs someone to look down on - doubly so if you work for the railway)
I spent 5 years (part time) selling the stuff in a Winchester Model Shop :)

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