Ok...confessions of a rubber gauger. I normally understand the scale that I'm working with at the time, but occasionally I get surprised. Like today.
I have layouts in HO and On30. I also build models in S and have friends with N scale layouts. So I'm always switching back and forth. Sometimes when I've got a few HO and O scales projects going on at the same time I don't stop to think what size the model is going to turn out to be.
After waiting a few days because I ran out of toner, I finally got to print the O scale Howe Truss Bridge drawing out in full scale. Crap! It's huge! After spending days drawing it I guess I just never really thought about how big this silly thing is. Its over 16 inches long! Now, I should have known that, as I drew the damn thing. But it just never sank in. Same with ordering the lumber (which I went ahead and did Sunday afternoon.)
But I'm surprised. Actually, this bridge will look better in HO. In O it really will show any slips in the construction. Also, I can use it. But I don't want an 85 point bridge! Double crap.
Oh well...I'll sleep on it.