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Tony Trout

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Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:06:24 AM »
I know the subject line is a little vague but...could somebody educate me on the size differences of 1:25th scale models and up?  Pictures would be cool, if you can provide them!! 

Thanks, ya'll!!

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Tony T.
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Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:06:24 AM »

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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 11:28:55 AM »
Tony -

It is some easy arithmetic. Let's take a years back Sleep + 42' Reefer with OAL
of sixty (60) feet. With 1:25, then twenty-five (25) feet of the real thing is a
one foot replica. So that the 60' OAL example is two feet - 4.2 inches. (28.2 in.)

Compare, at 1:87, the replica is right at eight and one quarter inches. (8.25)
(Arithmetic above may have rounding errors.)

.........................Vern......................

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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 01:32:13 PM »
Tony -

It is some easy arithmetic. Let's take a years back Sleep + 42' Reefer with OAL
of sixty (60) feet. With 1:25, then twenty-five (25) feet of the real thing is a
one foot replica. So that the 60' OAL example is two feet - 4.2 inches. (28.2 in.)

Compare, at 1:87, the replica is right at eight and one quarter inches. (8.25)
(Arithmetic above may have rounding errors.)

.........................Vern......................


Vern,

Thanks for that but....math was not one of my strong points in school.  Can you possibly give an examply using some pics? 

Thanks,
Tony
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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 05:06:34 AM »
Tony -

OUCH! Must report your writer is not so good in posting Photos and Graphics.

Seems to me some of the hobby sites present conversion tables, and scale rulers
which are most useful.

For some examples...

1:25 Scale - One foot (twelve in.) of prototype is 0.48 in. (just under a half inch) on
the replica.

1:48 Scale - Classic rail model "O Ga." is 0.25 in. (one quarter inch) on replica.

1:87 Scale - Classic rail model "HO Ga." is 3.5 millimeter (a bit more than one-eighth
inch) on replica.

In any case? Simpler to get a good scale ruler?

................................Vern...............................

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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 07:57:12 AM »
No, that helped, Vern.  Thanks!! 
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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 07:58:34 AM »
Even simpler.

1/25 = 1:25.  For every 1 inch on the model equals 25 inches on the real subject.
1/48 = 1:48.  For every 1 inch on the model equals 48 inches on the real subject.
1/87 = 1:87.  For every 1 inch on the model equals 87 inches on the real subject.


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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 12:03:33 PM »
Tony Trout. Go to Scale Modelers Handbook and it will tell you all you want to know about scale modeling.

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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 11:36:24 AM »
Thanks, ya'll!!  I'll do that.  I didn't know that something like that handbook existed.  And, please, ya'll can just call me Tony.   :-[
"When you get that damn dog in the truck, you can put the pedal to the metal because that smokey will have passed you by!" - Said (para-phrased, I'm sure by me) by Burt Reynolds in the television version of "Smokey & The Bandit" - 1977!

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Re: Someone Educate Me About "Scales" Like 1:25, etc....
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