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1:148 vs 1:150 = 1.3% scale difference.
1:148 vs 1:160 = 7.7% scale difference.
For this visual comparison we have chosen to compare the greatest differences of scale which of course is 1:148 and 1:160 gauge models.
As you can see the 1:150 scale is indistinguishable when compared to the 1:148.
1:150 scale models, are commonly used and designed in Japan. However like the other variations of N Gauge, many people choose to intermix models due to the insignificant visual differences.
Here we have scaled 2 images of a traction engine.
On the left is a 1:148 N Scale/Gauge (United Kingdom).
On the right is a 1:160 N Scale/Gauge (U.S, Canada, Australia & Europe).
The difference when on your railway layout is even further reduced when you factor in: distance, orientation, lighting and other background scenery and objects.
Remembering the difference between 1:148 and 1:160 is just 7.7%
Side by side comparisons of the 1920's Coupe model.
When you add a slight gap between the two models, such as figures as shown. It further reduces the visual differences between the two models.
For this we will now show you other examples side by side, comparing both 1:148 and 1:160 gauge models.
Side by side comparisons of the Wheel Loader N Gauge model.
Side by side comparisons of the Horse and Cart N Gauge model.
Now we will show realistic representations of how the two N Gauge Scales 1:148 and 1:160 both look on a railway layout
For this part of the representation we want you to guess by looking at each image, which model is 1:148 and which is the 1:160? The answers are at the bottom of each pair of images.
Image on the left, the 1:148 coupe, is pictured in the forefront of the image, the 1:160 coupe is in the background. The image on the right, the trailer on the right is the 1:160 model and the trailer on the left is the 1:148 varient.
Image on the left, the 1:148 horse and cart is, is pictured in the right side of the image, the 1:160 horse and cart is on the left-hand side. The image on the right, the wheel loader on the right is the 1:160 model and the wheel loader on the left is the 1:148 variant.
A photo speaks a thousand words...
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