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Thursday, November 27, 2008 4:27:57 PM
When building models from scrap, what formula do you go by to make sure you get it sized right. Like, feet to inches, ect................
BSA Mike
Thursday, November 27, 2008 4:47:11 PM
i usually just look for a hobby calculator online and do the math with it lol
Skywheelrider
Thursday, November 27, 2008 6:41:22 PM
One real inch equals just a hair over seven feet in HO scale. So, a 12 inch tall tower would be 84-85 feet in HO scale.
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mattypark
Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:00:59 PM
Benjibear
Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:18:04 PM
HO scale is 1:87. This means 1'(real)=87'(scale), or 1"=87". So one real inch equals 87 scale inches or 7'3" scale inches. So a 40' tall Eli Wheel would be about 5 1/2".

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Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:25:07 PM
Yes, they sell scale rulers. Any hobby shop should have one or be able to order you one. Or you could get one online.
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Friday, November 28, 2008 4:43:53 PM
Thanks for the info, guys !
natet_2003
Friday, November 28, 2008 5:06:00 PM
I always just take the height of the real ride and divide it by 7.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 6:28:12 PM
If you can get an HO Scale Ruler, do it. It is really helpful for me.
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Skywheelrider
Saturday, November 29, 2008 5:14:06 AM
Quote:

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Originally posted by natet_2003

I always just take the height of the real ride and divide it by 7.


LOL That's pretty much how I have done it, just using a regular inch ruler once I get the measurements I need.
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