O Scale Trams

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16 Responses to O Scale Trams

  1. Lloyd Stevens says:

    can you let me know how much a O scale O class will cost when known

    Thanks

  2. George Broussos says:

    Can please let us know how to get in contact with you so I can ask you a few questions about purchasing your model trams. Or if you want ring me on (02)0402213811

  3. stan says:

    Hello, I am very impressed with your models but why are the said to be O scale and are not 1:48 which is scale instead of 1:43?
    Thank you

    • Tony Tieuli says:

      Stan, The scale to which you refer is North American O scale; England and most of the British Commonwealth use 1:43 scale (7mm) which approximates 17/64 scale in the US. Another valid O scale is 1:45 used in Japan. Hope this helps.

      Tony T

    • Greg King says:

      Hi Stan,

      As Tony has stated, O scale is dependent on which country you model. Our US models are all 1:48, our Australian and New Zealand models (and any UK we may do) will be 1:43 and our Japanese models are 1:45. If you have any interest in cars that are not 1:48, ask and we will see if the files can be simply changed and we’ll see what we can do for you.

      Hope this helps

      Cheers
      Greg

  4. Bodo-Lutz says:

    Hello,

    please let us have a little bit more information about your 3D printed model parts as for example Japanese Hiroden Tram on pages of i.materialise and/or Shapeways. Scale and the pictur shown in all other pages of both 3D print services should be the very least.
    Please take the time for a short comment there. All those interested an your potential customers in first line will be thankful.

    • Greg King says:

      Hi, The Hiroden car has been redesigned to get a better finish, after the first one is produced, (in print now) more detail will be available but for now, it is Japanese O scale of 1:45. Shortly I will put up photos of the prototype that I built for the project.

  5. Richard Snook says:

    I am curious as to why you would make a Melb tram in 1:43 Victorians model O scale to 1:48

    • Greg King says:

      Hi Richard, All Australian tram models are 1:43. If we started making Vic trams in 1:48, other states would not want them and there are already SPTC Melbourne trams that are 1:43. As the trams do not run on the railways, it should not be an issue even having them on the same layout.

  6. Ronald Aubrey says:

    Hi,
    May I add my 2 pence worth re 1/48 scale? I am a late starter in this debate but may I say that 1/48 is my chosen scale also, and I object to being told the scale should not matter. If you would do the Brisbane Drop Center tram in 1/48 I would have two or three, but I just don’t want 1/43 scale!

    • Greg King says:

      Hi Ronald,

      I’m looking after the responses for Joseph at the moment so first of all, let me say I don’t know of anyone saying scale does not matter, of course it does! But, you could also look at it the other way, even though, the rest of the world is 1:43 or 1:45, I don’t see any US companies making models in anything other than 1:48! In my own collection, I have all of the various O scales but, my Australian cars do not operate when I’m operating my US cars or my Japanese cars and so on! That said though, I will be asking Joseph how difficult it would be to re-submit the files in 1:48 or a car we do in 1:43. So, when we do the Brisbane Droppy in 1:43, we’ll see if it will easily translate into 1:48. However, if you are talking about taking an HO car to 1:48, that is not possible just enlarging it with our files as all the thicknesses vary, it has to be a whole new drawing. Now we have done several US cars already in 1:8 including the H&F combines and the TARS convertible and I would certainly like to do some more US and Canadian models as well so, please stay tuned We’ll do what we can and now I’m handling the correspondence, we might get things done a bit quicker with that burden off Joe.

    • Greg King says:

      Hi Ronald,

      I’m looking after the responses for Joseph at the moment so first of all, let me say I don’t know of anyone saying scale does not matter, of course it does! But, you could also look at it the other way, even though, the rest of the world is 1:43 or 1:45, I don’t see any US companies making models in anything other than 1:48! In my own collection, I have all of the various O scales but, my Australian cars do not operate when I’m operating my US cars or my Japanese cars and so on! That said though, I will be asking Joseph how difficult it would be to re-submit the files in 1:48 or a car we do in 1:43. So, when we do the Brisbane Droppy in 1:43, we’ll see if it will easily translate into 1:48. However, if you are talking about taking an HO car to 1:48, that is not possible just enlarging it with our files as all the thicknesses vary, it has to be a whole new drawing. Now we have done several US cars already in 1:8 including the H&F combines and the TARS convertible and I would certainly like to do some more US and Canadian models as well so, please stay tuned We’ll do what we can and now I’m handling the correspondence, we might get things done a bit quicker with that burden off Joe.

      Cheers
      Greg

  7. Greg says:

    The Melbourne trams run on standard gauge track 4ft 8.5in/1,435mm so the 1:43 is more appropriate. Otherwise you would have to use track narrower than usual 32mm track if scaled to 1:48 (about 30mm gauge). The VR and SAR broad gauge trains with track gauge 5ft 3in/1,600mm are scaled to 1:48 and the 32mm gauge track is more appropriate. 1:45 is actually more correct for standard gauge using 32mm gauge track and is used by European modellers except the French who use 1:43 like Australian standard gauge (NSW) and English modellers.

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