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Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:27:57 AM
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 11:47:11 AM
i usually just look for a hobby calculator online and do the math with it lol
Skywheelrider
Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:41:22 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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Benjibear
Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:18:04 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 6:25:07 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 11:43:53 AM
natet_2003
Friday, November 28, 2008 12:06:00 PM
I always just take the height of the real ride and divide it by 7.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 1:28:12 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 12:14:06 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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