O Gauge Rolling stock - sizes

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I cannot find the actual physical size of "O" gauge rolling stock, I know that Locos, and all the rest come in different lengths, but I cannot find out what they are, so can someone point me in the right direction please, ie whats the length of a Tank engine 0-6-0, Black Five, Deltic, Co-Co, Larger Express, POWs, Four wheel, two bogie carriages etc I know it asking for a length string, but I need to know the lengths to design my platforms, sidings etc, obviously I know all the gauge sizes and clearances, but cannot find the lengths, thankyou. Ff
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Hi Fred - I have retitled your question to enable it to be searchable in future. I'm sure someone will be along shortly with an answer for you. R-
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Thanks RB but thats one of the phrase's I have used on the web, I haven't found what I need, now Iam looking at the full size versions, getting their lengths and converting, happy days :D even stockists dont but the sizes on, someone will come along, thanks. Ff
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All my stock is stored away at the moment, but i have dug out one box and taken some pictures and sizes for you. First one coach 17 and half inches buffer to buffer
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Next is a J94 8 and a quarter inch buffer to buffer
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Next a Terrier 7 and a quarter inch
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Next coal wagon 5 and half inch
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Next a Horse Box 7 inch when i get to build it
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Hope that helps, i do have more but cant get to them yet.
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6 Wheeled coaches are 9 and a quarter long, CO-CO, Deltic and Black Five i will sort out for you too.
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A number of useful facts -

O gauge uses 7mm to equal I foot or a ratio of 1 to 43.5.

The largest steam tender locos needed a 70 foot turntable (490mm in scale [19 1/4 inches])

A small 0-6-0 steam tender goods loco is about 45 feet long (315mm in scale [12 1/2 inches])

A 0-6-0 steam shunting engine is about 32 feet long (224mm in scale 8 3/4 inches])

A large diesel loco is about 62 feet long (434mm in scale [17 inches])

BR Mark 1 Standard coaches are 64 feet long (448 mm in scale [17 3/4 inches])

A Mark 3 carriage is 75 feet long (525mm in scale [20 3/4 inches]) (a full HST set in Gauge O is 5 metres long! [16 1/2 feet])

A four wheel parcels van is about 37 feet long (260mm in scale [10 1/4 inches])

A 'normal' traditional wagon is 21 feet long (147mm in scale [5 3/4 inches])
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Thankyou all very much thats all I wanted, surprised that I couldn't find this out on the Web, perhaps anyone else searching will be led to this thread and forum. :D :D Ff
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Opinions please on this plan, its 7.4mt X 4.59mt. I know I have said I will build in "00" but I couldn't design a "0" layout that I liked, but I like this, all comments good and bad welcome, sorry if in wrong place Brian. Thankyou Ff
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If you decide to build in O gauge, the two shops i mentionned, have O gauge peco flexi track. You will find even greater problems trying to get that posted from uk. Its a size thing.
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yelrow wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:00 pm If you decide to build in O gauge, the two shops i mentionned, have O gauge peco flexi track. You will find even greater problems trying to get that posted from uk. Its a size thing.
Thanks yelrow, ok for track but not much else. Ff
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