Here you go Gary.
Here you go Gary.
Are Piko G scale trains all 1/32? I see on the site, that the buildings are, but it is not real clear on the locos, and cars.I started late in 2010 modeling US prototypes, so kept to 1/32 scale, which doesn't mean that I don't drool over some 1/29th scale offerings that I won't buy (like the USA trains PRR senator cars for instance) I build what I can't find, but as that is a slow process , so I also try to fill out as much as possible with existing equipment. I will gladly mix my Piko or ex MDC cars with an Aster wood cabin car or haul it with my FAM M1A, It is what is available that fits my theme which counts. I agree with semper vaporo for that. I do find that the two will not work together as there is too much of a size difference. Although I have seen 1/29th scale cars behind an Aster FEF tender that looks alright just because that western engines tender is huge. I do wish that more 1/32 scale equipment was available especially since MTH doesn't produce these any more. Apparently the 1/32 scale market seems to be doing OK as if you look at the progression of prices on the Piko ex MDC cars in the past several years, they have taken about a 50% increase, so if the price goes up, it seems that the demand must exist. After all the live steam market isn't so limited a niche that people claim it to be. One other aspect which has reduced the availability of new products it seems, is the fact that as many folks got older they sold their Aster mantlepiece loco which saturated the market with low priced used steam locos. The good thing about that is that now there are more younger people running these ex mantle piece locos. Lets hope there is a turn up in the market.