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Hello,
I've been looking on the internet for the manufacturer of these buildings since the Scalextric Mustangs came out.
http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/Cars2/70Mustang.html the backdrop to the first picture
http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/Cars2/ScaleyToyotaF1.html and used again here for two more.

But these really set the scene http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/Cars2/NewCarrera.html
I had sent emails to the writers of the articles but neither have replied. So a plea to the well informed on this site. I believe they are only 1:48 scale but I'm not sure.
I like street cars and would like to build a town or city type race track. Relive those scenes from Bullit (theres another thread that springs to mind
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I live on the Isle of Man and twice a year, more if you count the rallies, the public roads are closed for bikes to race the TT and the MGP around a 37 1/2 mile course through towns and villages, on bike footage looks spectacular. The rallies have special stages through Castletown at night, over the river and round the castle and that was the look I'm after.
Anyway been round the model shops on the island and nobody has anything even close. I really after anything that would help.

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Chris
 

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they do look great, and I would agree that they are 1:43 or 1:48. on the other hand they look a bit like these HO buildings:some buildings

Looking at buildings makes me very jealous of our model railway breathren - bachman used to do a whole city by the looks of things!
 

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Did you try writing an e-mail to Ken McClellan, the writer? I'm sure he's a regular guy like us and only too happy to answer questions.
 

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Astro, I liked the look of those buildings. Bachman USA do quite a range but the only ones I've see this side of the pond are more the mid western town type. I might still get a few bits to try for scale like the covered bridge and the diner etc.
The railway sites offer huge choices but its difficult without a name to search by or some sites only offer a name no picture.

a Bill, I emailed Harry Wise this week, just received an email from slot illustrated as I type to say "We have lost the main hard drive for Slot Car illustrated and Scaleracing.
We are rebuilding the data slowly, we have lost email address information, all saved photo's and review material. It will take a while to get fully back up to speed, next time I will back up my data. Oh well, stuff happens.
Anyone wishing to contact us or waiting for an answer to a recent question please send again."
So will email again, but yes I had emailed Ken on the article email address just after it went up, but didn't get a reply


I really like the photos of tracks posted on this site, and hope once our barn is in a more converted state I can start to build a more permanent layout in there.

Thanks for replies
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Hi Chris,

I believe that one of the guages used in garden railways is close to 1:32. It might be worth searching related sites for buildings




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...about buildings - look here for some examples.
About scales:
G = 1:22,5
1 = 1:32
0 = 1:48
S = 1:64
H0 = 1:87

Suitable for you would be any 1-scale building - produced for example from Piko - but there is only a limited range available.
 

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Thanks for the replies gentlemen.
I've been looking through the pages of Ontracks.co.uk at their railway buildings. Their HO/OO is excellent even motorised building sites and 'burning' buildings(a tax office
)! But they don't seem to have 1 gauge, just G and some O. The pages very rarely have pictures or thumbnails.

A friend reccommended going out with a diggy camera and photographing building fronts, then loading them into a graphics package to rescale them. Print onto cheap photo paper and stick to cardboard 'buildings' made in the right shape! What do you think? It could work.

Thomas that walthers site looked good. Would be intresting to find out what there made of and if they would look good, scale wise, next to a car.

Thanks again
Chris
 

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QUOTE A friend reccommended going out with a diggy camera and photographing building fronts, then loading them into a graphics package to rescale them. Print onto cheap photo paper and stick to cardboard 'buildings' made in the right shape! What do you think?

This can work, but photos should be taken at some distance with a large telephoto lens, otherwise you will get an unnatural perspective in the resulting prints.
 

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Fergie,
Ah, think I know what you mean, converging lines at the top of the building? That sort of thing. Not long splashed out on a reasonable Minolta diggy cam with 10x optic zoom (380 mm in old money), so might pop out Sunday while it quite in town an experiment!

Astro,
I see what you mean, glad I was sat down
, they look brilliant but what I had in mind would bankrupt me. Thanks for the link


Cheers
Chris
 
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