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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Jan 2005 12:29 p.m. PST

Its made by Faller, but the only decent picture I can find is on the Walthers web site.

It measures 11-3/8" x 8" x 8-3/8" or 28.5cm x 19.9cm x 21cm

link

Its on sale 'til the end of the month for $41.98 USD as opposed to a regular $54.99 USD price.

Wyatt

Thane Morgan Inactive Member28 Jan 2005 12:54 p.m. PST

This concerns me: " Note: castle does not conform to HO Scale, but is suggested for use as a background building to indicate distance."

I'd like to see a 15mm figure next to it. Its a nice find if it works though!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2005 1:46 p.m. PST

Hmm.... 28.5 cm x 19.9 cm x 21 cm

(Which one is height? Let's assume the last one is.)

Well, let's see that's 285mm x 199mm x210mm.

So we're talking a structure that's as tall as 21 10mm figs, (or about 115 scale feet), or 14 15mm figs (about 77 scale feet), 10.5 20mm figs ( about 58 scale feet), or 7.5 28mm figs (about 41 scale feet). What seems right to you for a castle this size and shape? (Looks vaguely German, maybe Scots...)

My scale footage estimates are based on a base-to-eye level height of 5.5 feet, and assumes the figs are scaled accordingly. Your footage may vary.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2005 1:52 p.m. PST

Looking again at the photo, (which does include figs nearby), I'd say it might be a good-size 15mm castle, or a very imposing 10mm job... but that's a guess.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Jan 2005 1:54 p.m. PST

Yeah, I noticed their disclaimer so I said that it was a 15-20mm castle. I was too lazy to do the math to figure it out.

Wyatt

Thane Morgan Inactive Member28 Jan 2005 4:29 p.m. PST

I just can't tell, I wish there were a few other angles for it. If those were 15mm horses, they'd be about 1" long. Based on that, I thought the castle would have been at least 20" long. It is hard to say because you can't see what angles are behind the castle, though there is a significantly distant tower.

But, worse case you might have to enlarge the front gate. $45 USD or so - if you are looking for a castle, it is probably worth a shot.

The Gonk29 Jan 2005 4:27 a.m. PST

HO is 1/87. 20mm is around 1/76-72, which is larger than HO, so it would appear they think it's too small for 20mm, too. 15mm is around 1/100-120, but the figures are noticeably smaller, so perhaps that.

James Forrest Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 5:57 a.m. PST

This is 1/87. All of this railway stuff is to that scale, they have a bunch of it in my local hobby shop, I have taken figures in to compare and scrutenized this stuff closely many times (the staff know me and are very tolerant). Too small for "20mm" which are actually usually about 24mm to top of head. (ie if you actually MEASURE a 1/72 plastic figure you will find it to be 24-25mm high but we still call them 20mm.Why?)

Would be great for 15mm in my opinion, most of these are now 17-18mm high anyway.

James

James Forrest Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 6:04 a.m. PST

Sorry, I should pay more attention to what people are actually saying instead of going off on my own tangent.

Yes. Strange, they say it does not conform to HO? I guess the only way to be sure is to find someone who has one who can give an informed opinion.

James

FritsK01 Feb 2005 8:29 a.m. PST

Noch has some similar stuff in their background range (between N and HO scale, so should be ok for 10-15mm).

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