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Aster LGB K28 rolling stock


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Hi,

After many years away, I have come back to garden railways. My previous line was run with 16mm coal and gas fired locos.

I always wanted a K28 so couldn’t resist when one came up.

My question is this:

My K28 is built to 1:22.5. I really like the Accucraft Jackson Sharp coaches, but they are built to 1:20.3. Is the ratio significantly different to look totally wrong or will they look ok? I seem to remember back in the day people mixed 16mm and G scale quite happily?

Thanks

Richard

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It's your railway Richard so do it which ever way and use whatever you like to, as long as you are happy with it,  just ignore the rivet counters like what i do with all my stuff.  :jester: Looking forward to seeing the progress. :)

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Well you didn't sound grumpy to me when you called! Sorry I wasn't able to help directly.

No probs Neil, I appreciate any advice I can get at present :-)

It would be handy to stand a coach next to the loco and get a feel for it. Perhaps I’m being a tad pedantic lol!!

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The prototype Jackson Sharp coaches tend to tower over the tenders of the 2-8-2 locos this effect may be more pronounced with 1:20.3 coaches coupled to a 1:22.5 loco.

 

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A number of modelers have used extended Bachmann or LGB coaches with the Aster K28 and Accucraft 1:20.3 DRGW 2-8-2 locos and the overall appearance looks reasonable

 

Some photos of a 1:20.3 caboose and an LGB Pagosa Coach for comparison.

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