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GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:35:05 AM
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Gents,

In addition to his collection of 1/50 vintage trucks and plant equipment, Jean-Jacques - one "J" of the "3J&G" team - is collecting 1/43 truck models as well. These models are mainly produced by edition companies like Hachette or Altaya and made available on a weekly basis with a dedicated booklet in press stands.
I offered him to display here his collection, as some units may be of interest for other members of this forum.

If you want to know more about the 3J&G models collection: http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=139055

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Guy
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 2:10:10 PM

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Having been impressed with some German dioramas,1/43 cars look really good with 1/50 cranes,or trucks.You don't notice the difference in scales.Can a 1/50 trailer be pulled by a 1/43 tractor?Can you 'park' 1/43 trucks with 1/50?I think o guage railway,is 1/43,they also look really good with 1/50 vehicles.I also know(thanks to you),some 1/43 is closer to 1/50.
GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:14:02 PM
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modemaniac,

The problem with O scale is that it is not standardized: 1/43.5 in France, 1/48 in the US and 1/45 in most other countries, with rail tracks width being the same everywhere.
I think that you can easily mix 1/48 and 1/50 without problem but you should see the scale difference between 1/43 and 1/50. When you combine a tractor and its trailer from those different scales - a standard truck or trailer being generally 2.5 metres wide in Europe - then it will 5.00 centimetres in a 1/50 scale and 5.81cm in 1/43: 4mm difference either side is clearly visible.

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:17:40 PM

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Just thinking of the CCM models,in 1/48,they are fine.Siku,1/55,not a big problem.The old NZG Grove cranes,1/55.I have the TM9120 4 axle,it fits in O.K.I would like to get some o gauge railway stuff,to go with various vehicles,but it is clearly not internationally standard.Very expensive.A lot of steam engines,restricting specific eras,for different displays.Those 1/43 cars,seem to be have a standard.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:18:39 AM
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modelmaniac,

As far as models are concerned, there is a huge number of scales available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scale_model_sizes

My personal advice would be:
- 1/48 and 1/50 models can be easily mixed, without noticing a difference,
- it is more difficult to mix 1/50 with 1/43, "European" O scale (1/43.5 and 1/45), 1/53 and 1/55: the difference in size is visible, except if one of the units is modeling an oversized unit (rail wagon for example).

2 examples below. As I didn't want to use US 1/48 railway stuff for my "European" heavy haulage sets, I had to turn to 1/45 Lima train models and you don't see too much the difference in scale:





As they are used as static loads, you don't need them in pristine condition and therefore you should find them at a good price on e... or by other second-hand O scale railway models shops.
Another way is to check "1/43" models size to identify those which are not real 1/43 but closer to 1/48-1/50: and there is a lot, in particular in old Matchbox, Dinky Toys and Corgi Toys ranges.

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:05:36 PM

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Confused So many scales.1/45, I have never seen much,in that particular scale(or remembered)Those railway items look really good,as loads.Really like that loco,on the trailer.Those diorama's with mixed 1/43,and 1/50,as your focus is on the machine you don't pay any attention to the other vehicles.Side to side,the difference is obvious.Or maybe they are closer to 1/48.Confused
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To be continued.
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modelmaniac wrote:
Confused So many scales.1/45, I have never seen much,in that particular scale(or remembered)Those railway items look really good,as loads.Really like that loco,on the trailer. [...]


modelmaniac,

Here is a link to a French forum dedicated to Italian Lima and Rivarossi trains produced in O gauge (1/45 scale): https://trainslima1-45.forumactif.org/
O gauge is quite known in the US (1/48 scale), with companies like Lionel and MHT producing a wide range of train products. Here is a link to one of their forums dedicated to trains in that scale (easier to combine with 1/50 scale trucks): https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:08:42 PM
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Guy is the Corgi TC-12 a true 1/43 scale or is it closer to 1/48 scale.
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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:14:39 AM
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Steve,

As per "The Great Book of Corgi" - M.R. Van Cleemput (page 57), the Euclid Dozer TC 12 was first produced in 1958 in a 1/41 scale, which means that it could fit with standard 1/43 models without too much problems.

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Guy as usual thanks for the information. You should be receiving some photos shortly.
Steve
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 2:27:43 PM

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Really like the look of that Saviem tipper,love that drive-height,looks like it's AWD.Is that a conversion?Looks like it was something else.
GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 3:50:14 PM
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modelmaniac,

The SAVIEM tipper was not altered at all: that's a true 6x6/2 unit from MAN origin, imported from West-Germany in France, as per MAN/SAVIEM commercial agreements in force at that time.

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Guy
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To be continued.
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