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yarkshire gamer07 Jun 2020 5:58 a.m. PST




Something a bit different today, I've been looking at some building options for my 1970 Cops and Robbers mini Project and came across O Gauge Cardstock buildings for Model Railway layouts. Bought one and was very impressed.

I've done a little video (top link) and a blog post (bottom link looking more closely at the pros and cons of using these sorts of buildings in gaming contexts, love to here your thoughts.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

rmaker07 Jun 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

O-Gauge is much too big. what you want is S-Gauge.

MajorB07 Jun 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

I actually use OO scale buildings with 28mm miniatures. The idea is that, like on a TV or film set, the actors are somewhat "larger than life". It also helps with a false perspective in that OO scale buildings appear to be further away than they actually are.

Timmo uk07 Jun 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

O gauge is 7mm to the foot about right for 40mm figures.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 3:05 p.m. PST

I use O gauge all the time, they look OK to me.

yarkshire gamer07 Jun 2020 3:16 p.m. PST

Hi everyone,

The figures from Crooked Dice 7tv range are definately more of an heroic 28mm and are a perfect fit for these buildings.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 4:13 p.m. PST

O Gauge is a little big, but:

1) It usually looks fine
2) Figures are unnaturally tall on bases
3) Figures have bases that take up floor space

I use them a lot

newarch08 Jun 2020 4:28 a.m. PST

S scale (1/64) is too small for 28mm figures which vary between (1/50-1/56), especially if they are quite chunky. The confusion comes because true 25mm is about right for 1/64 but so called 28mm figures are usually 30mm before they are based and much chunkier.

O scale (1/43-1/48) is pretty much bang on and fine for buildings which can vary in size. The vehicles in the op are Corgi Vanguards iirc which are 1/43 scale.

Noldor4209 Jun 2020 7:19 a.m. PST

Plus, most mass-produced railroad terrain / buildings & vehicles are more fit the box scale than true O scale or any other

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