[QUOTE=djnick66;4216930]N is not a fixed scale and ranges from 1/148 to about 1/160 depending on where you live. UK and US N scales are not the same. HO varies a bit too IIRC.[/QUOTE
You're correct about the varieties of N scale interpretation across the globe and thanks for setting me straight.
I did a little research and found that Germany (N scale originated there by the manufacturer Arnold) and other European manufacturers adhere to the E.U. NEM 1/160 measurement which corresponds with U.S. NMRA. The only countries who stray from this appears to be the U.K. (their N scale is 1/148 but is only of U.K. prototypes... they also have their "2mm" scale which is 1/152) and Japan who uses 1/150 as their N scale standard. Pretty much any of those scale standards would probably work fine with figures for the Seaview.
Another scale to consider for Seaview figures would be the European and Russian "TT" (for "table top") scale (Not the U.K. TT scale which was 1/102) at 1/120. It is second only in popularity to HO scale in the E.U.
FYI, as far as "HO"; it is universally 1/87 across the globe. The U.K. does not have an equivalent to NEM or NMRA HO scale (they once did, debuting in the 1920's, but it never caught on as it did elsewhere). The closest the U.K. has is "OO" gauge which is larger (1/76.2) than HO and is extremely popular in the UK, but nowhere else. OO and HO track gauges are not compatible (4.0 mm vs. 3.5 mm between the rails).
Last edited by oshkosh619; 07-02-2012 at 02:50 AM.