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Author Topic: What scale to use for scratch building?  (Read 118 times)

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Offline simonprelude

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What scale to use for scratch building?
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:49:44 PM »
Looking to create a scale model of a station.

What scale to use for measurements though?

Platform 1 is 180 metres long, so across the multiple scales we have anything from

1:144 = 125 cm
1:148 = 121.6 cm
2mm : 1 foot = 118cm
1:160 = 112.5 cm

So about a mk2 carriage length in difference depending on which scale you work to.

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Re: What scale to use for scratch building?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 02:24:11 PM »
If you're building a layout to British N, I'd just use 1:148. Unless all your other buildings are 1:160 or whatever. Can't see any reason you wouldn't.

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Re: What scale to use for scratch building?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 02:28:04 PM »
Again, the scale to use is the scale your rolling stock is modelled in.

As you mention a MK2 that would mean 1:148.

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