on Mon, 7 Aug 1995 20:09:21 GMT,
> Just saw the NMRA "Large Scale" report in the Bulletin (I'd post a URL
> to it, but the "current issue" of the Bulletin in the NMRA home page is
> two months old). It'll be great when (if?) the manufacturers start
> labelling as it prescribes.
Agreed, but what if the manufacturer claims one thing and the
measurements show the other?
> Has anyone checked out the LGB Uintah Mallets close enough that they can
> categorize them according to the proposal? Basically, it says that the
> scale, gauge and fidelity (AAR, Fine Scale, Semi-Scale or Hi-Rail)
> should be specified. The gauge is obviously 45mm. LGB has been touting
> the precision of them and they appear to be fairly accurate so I doubt
> that they would be classified as Hi-Rail, but they don't appear be
> accurate enough to be AAR (e.g. wheel profiles appear to be standard
> LGB). I'm guessing that they would be classified as either 1:20.3 fine
> scale or 1:22.5 semi-scale. Does anyone have any insight into the
Unfortunately the LGB Uintah Mallet is nowhere near either 1:20.3 or
1:22.5. I checked a few basic dimensions of my copy;^) and if you
really want to classify it it would be closest to 1:24 semi-scale.
The proportions of the loco are affected in the traditional LGB way so
what one has is something like 1:24 for the length, 1:28(!!) for the
width and something between 1:22.5 and 1:24 for the height.
The drivers are a real disaster as they are much to small. I don't
remember precise radius but they definitely scale to at least 1:28.
Once you stop looking at these details;^) it is a fine modell!
What is also important is that it goes well with the LGB Mogul, and I
hope that if LGB once issues the 0-6-2 Uintah tank loco it will be
equally close to (effective) 1:24, and not to something like 1:20 as
is the case with their 0-4-0 Porter!
Zbigniew Struzik Phone: +31 20 525 7522 Fax: +31 20 525 7490
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