Model Scales

This section is very basic at the moment. I will be expanding it at a future date.

I have included a scale calculator which will help to find the scale of a model. Some models are not proportionally in scale but this will give a ballpark figure based on vehicle length.

Diecast toys and models come in various scales, the most popular ones being:
1:18 scale - large models often targeted at adults
1:24 scale - very common size sold in toy stores - similar to G scale model trains, which are 1:22.5 scale
1:43 scale - made popular by Dinky and Corgi, popular with collectors - similar to O scale model trains
1:48 scale - aircraft sold in this scale to match plastic model kits - same as O scale model trains
1:50 scale - trucks, buses, construction equipment, promotional models, military vehicles - similar in size to O scale model trains
1:64 scale - Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars are nominally this size, as well as truck and tractor models - same as S scale model trains
1:72 scale - This size has become increasingly popular since Hongwell started producing it in 1997, these are strictly produced in true scale

Model Railway Scales

O gauge - "O gauge" refers to tracks that are 1.25 in (31.75 mm) apart. The scale is 1:48
OO gauge - This track gauge is one of several 4 mm-scale standards (4 mm to 1 foot or 1:76.2) used,
HO gauge - HO or H0 is a rail transport modelling scale using a 1:87 scale (3.5 mm to 1 foot). It is the most popular scale of model railway in the world. The rails are spaced 16.5 mm (0.650 in) apart for modelling 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1/2 in) standard gauge tracks and trains in HO.
N gauge - N scale is a popular model railway scale. Depending upon the manufacturer (or country), the scale ranges from 1:148 to 1:160. In all cases, the gauge (the distance between the rails) is 9 mm or 0.354 in.

Scale Calculator

Usage - If you know the fullsize length enter this, ratio 1:1, or if you have another model with a known scale enter that length and scale.
Find Model Scale
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If you have the original length in feet use this first.
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