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Do 6 wide City vehicles fit on Classic Town road plates?

Hi,
I have a question. For two years I've been using XL Gray Baseplates as roads in my City, but, as time has moved on, I've got more sets mounted on baseplates and in the end my stop gap measure has come to the end of its usefulness. So, in summery, do 6 wides fit the old plates (either http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6311-1 or http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=302-1 )?
Thanks

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    based on the 4 wide cars in one of those pictures it looks like the gray section between the center line and the green edge line is 6 studs wide. So whether you consider "just fitting" as fitting then yes they fit.
  • meyerc13meyerc13 Member Posts: 227
    Road widths:

    2002-2005 - 20 studs, no problem with six wide vehicles, eight wide vechicles will just barely fit (taking the side and center lines into consideration).

    1997 - 16 studs, but a bicycle lane is printed taking up some of that space on each side, so a six wide vehicle will probably be running over bicyclists

    1986 - 18 studs, but again with a bicycle lane, wider than the 1997 bicycle lanes as I recall.

    1978-1981 - 14 studs, a six wide vehicle will be riding the lines.

    As you can see, even the original plates have room for a true 6 wide vehicle, barely. However, remember that many times LEGO designs 6 wide vehicles with tires, fenders, and mirrors that extend out beyond six studs, so keep that in mind.
  • tedwardtedward CanadaMember Posts: 163
    One of the reasons the PSLTC sidewalks were created was to try and make the different road widths more or less compatible. It is a tight squeeze but narrow roads exist right? :)
  • DrLegOBrickDrLegOBrick UKMember Posts: 68
    Thanks meyerc13, graphite, and tedward. I think I'll take the risk, most of my vehicles in my city should fit them as the only trucks with mirrors are larger ones, like 3180 or 3221. However, vehicles using the wider base like 4441, 7638 or 7639 will have a tough time trying to drive down the road. Also, your comment on Cyclists meyerc13 brought to mind an image of a minifig version of Jeremy Clarkson driving 7344 and mowing down all the cyclists in my City. Any Top Gear fans here will get the joke I hope.
  • jondesouzaCEjondesouzaCE UKMember Posts: 242
    edited August 2013
    I've got a number of the old style base plates in my City layout and in reality even 4-wide vehicles with extruding wheels or mirrors (e.g. #4200) hang over either the green lines at the edge of the carriageway or the white centre lines. The distance between the outside of the green line and the start of the white centre line as less than six studs so 6-widers have got no chance really!
  • DrLegOBrickDrLegOBrick UKMember Posts: 68

    I've got a number of the old style base plates in my City layout and in reality even 4-wide vehicles with extruding wheels or mirrors (e.g. #4200) hang over either the green lines at the edge of the carriageway or the white centre lines. The distance between the outside of the green line and the start of the white centre line as less than six studs so 6-widers have got no chance really!

    Thanks for the info jondesouzaCE, but what I should of said was that I don't really care for the green cycle lane as:

    A: I don't have many bikes in my city.
    and
    B: It gives my Cops, Doctor's, and road sweepers something to do when there is an accident.

    So, including the green lanes, I "think" I should have enough room for a standard 6 wider.
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    I find that most of the modern wider vehicles struggle to fit on the older base plates, certainly struggle to have lorries passing each other without having one riding the pavement bits slightly.
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