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Ok here is my question we have lgb engines that are 1/29 and we want to buy a few die cast cars for our layout but not sure what scale would look best 1/25,1/32. We are just looking for something that will look ok with the engines and rolling stock that we run. The rolling stock is lgb, usa,aristo. Any suggestions will be appreciated/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif
 

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Do a google search for "1:29 cars toy" and see what you get. I found a few hobby shops that advertised 1:29 scale cars and I think they meant automobiles not rolling stock.
 

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My personal preference is 1/32 die cast vehicles if I can find them. I have almost exclusively 1/29 trains, and I guess I like the 1/32 over the 1/24 size which seem too big, especially if they are close to the trains.  Do a  search of ebay for 1/32 die cast cars and you will come up with some.  For example, I bought a bunch of jeep wranglers that are 1/32 that really look good.
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I started off with 1/24 cars(automobiles) for my RR, then changed to 1/32. I have a far greater range now, with 1/32 and more modern stuff too.
I have also started to use 1/32 figures as well. I gives the loco's and rolling stock more mass.
It works for me.:rolleyes:
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So far i have bougth just one truck1/25 scale and it seems a bit to large for our trains so before i buy any more and find out i dont like how they the1/25 look i thougth i would ask about the 1/32 scale. Thanks for the help now back to ebay and look for 1930s and 1940s cars and trucks. Hope i will not end up bidding agenst any of you folks.We have a small layout and will only have 3 or 5 vehicles. We are not into building that much of a city just a couple of buildings and a small mine. I what to put more of a effort into mts with a couple of tunnels.
 

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I'm opposite most of you guys... I run 1/29th trains... but...

I buy 1/24th and 1/25th automobiles, because most if not all of my buildings are 1/24th and I think they look better with the buildings... no one has noticed yet... Most of my LARGE equipment semi trucks and construction equipment is 1/32... they still look large next t a 1/24th car...

I use varying sizes of people as most of mine are from the LEEMAX christmas villages you see around... I use and Xacto micro saw to saw them off their bases... they have no scale listed on them though I generally eyeball them to make sue they are about the correct height... good thing is real people come in different sizes...

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Funny thing about those Christmas villages is that some of the "people" that you get with them are a full head too tall to fit through the doorways of the buildings!  They look nice, but the scales are often haphazard.

I carry a small machinists ruler in my pocket and measure the things I see.  I know that a 6-ft real person scales at 1:32 to 2.25 inches.  (1:29 scales to 2.48 inches).  Since most real people are close to 6-ft, it makes it easy to know if a toy will "fit" with my stuff.
 

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For ease of use, I carry a 1/29 scale card. I often use it at toy fairsand around Lemax figures, whenever I can find them.
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Pete,

This place has lots of 1:32 vehicles at reasonable prices both diecast and plastic. Everything from cars, trucks, construction and military.
Just choose 1:32 and vehicle type on the search....

www.3000toys.com/
 

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I go 1/32

Like others  preffer to supersize the trains.  1/32 scale Diecast has a huge following.  It is big in agricultural models, tractors, with Ertl producing over many years.  They have made a Precision Series which are very detailed and expensive for John Deere and Case.  Norscot has produced a few Challanger tractors that are a good value for their detail.  They also produce a 1/32 scale construction line which das other imported models from Joel and others.   Emergancy Vehicles are made by Code 3 and Franklin Mint, yes high dollar but very nice. Military is covered by Forces of valor which has had a huge production of US armor including M1A1 Abrams Tank, Bradly, Armored amphibious, Missle launchers, Humvees, Tracked & trailered artillery, with detailed plastic soilders from desert storm and Iraq war eras. They also have extensive WWII colection which includes airplanes as does Corgi.  New ray produces 1/32 Semi trucks from 60's through modern with varous trailers and loads.  They kave also made many cars.  There are some Nascar and Indy cars but be careful as some may be slot cars.

1/32 offers the best selection of any the scales for die cast, like 1/29 does for trains.  The military equipment actual looks almost to big when sitting on flats. I started collecting 1/32 military over ten years ago and have a full convoy ready for some Military Flat cars!  Modern stuff doesn't look right on 40 footers.

1/32 Figures are mostly military. you can find some train stuff but this is an untapped market. Some firemen.

Go to Ebay and Diecast with a 1/32 scale search.  You will see what is and has been available.  Target, Wal Mart and Toys r Us carry the 1/32 Military stuff as it is released and New Ray trucks and cars at the lowest price.  Cat, CASE and John Deere can be bought at tractor dealerships. 3000toys has great selection fair prices and great service.

Remember even though your trains are 1/29 the track is 1/32.  There are no 1/29 structures on Market. When forcing perspective using 1/32 to 1/29 makes the trains the leading actor and maintains that WOW factor.

Hope this Helps!
 

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Posted By lathroum on 03/17/2008 6:36 AM
I'm opposite most of you guys... I run 1/29th trains... but...

I buy 1/24th and 1/25th automobiles, because most if not all of my buildings are 1/24th and I think they look better with the buildings... no one has noticed yet... Most of my LARGE equipment semi trucks and construction equipment is 1/32... they still look large next t a 1/24th car...

I use varying sizes of people as most of mine are from the LEEMAX christmas villages you see around... I use and Xacto micro saw to saw them off their bases... they have no scale listed on them though I generally eyeball them to make sue they are about the correct height... good thing is real people come in different sizes...

Philip






Agreed,

We use over 3 dozen die-cast cars and trucks all 1:24-1:25.  We run all scale of trains between 1:20.3 and 1:29.  But most structures and figures are closer to 1:24 and to us it is more important that the cars look "right" next to the structures and figures that they are parked next to rather than the trains that quickly pass by.  Also, we cut off our vehicles to no later than 1957 so we get a good selection in this scale.

 
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