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Scale Plates


Here are some of our GWR cabside plates.

Both sets were made for 5" gauge Locos, but the difference in size is clear. This shows a problem we come up against time after time - that of scale.

'5 Gauge' tells us the space between the rails, but it is not a scale. It gives no clues as to what scale the loco has been built to (e.g. 2" to the foot) and ignores completely any liberties taken with scaled dimensions by designer of a miniature version.

To solve this problem, we need dimensions to use in the drawing of any 'scale' plates. We'll send you an actual sized picture so you can print it and try it out on your loco to ensure you are happy before we make the plate(s).