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Model Railroad Scale Converter

This converter requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. This script creates a converted table of represented distances, based on the scale fraction, or the type of model railroad, in order to create a more accurate layout. Track distances are the most difficult scale to achieve because of physical space limitations of most layouts. These scales vary somewhat worldwide and from manufacturer to manufacturer; however these are the generally accepted sizes and conversions. Calculations can be made in an automated fashion by selecting the scale of your choice (current, generally standard scales listed only) and clicking on Convert; the default is 87.1 for HO, the most popular scale. The scale fraction will show in the scale fraction box after clicking on Convert. To manually process the conversion, choose Other for the scale; enter the scale fraction of your choice directly in the scale fraction box. If the size scale is 1:50, you should enter the 50 in the box. Then click on Convert. This will work with any scale size relationship. To do any additional calculations, click on Clear Values prior to entering any new values. You might be interested in our Model Railroad Life Size Scale Calculator also.

Typical model railroad scales are (largest to smallest):

1:12 Large Scale
1:13.7 7/8 inch scale
1:20.3 G, Three-Foot Gauge on Gauge 1 Track
1:22.5 LGB and Bachman
1:24 Half scale
1:29 Aristo-Craft, USA Trains, standard gauge on #1 gauge
1:32 I scale
1:48 O scale
1:64 S scale
1:87.1 HO scale
1:120 TT scale
1:160 N scale
1:220 Z scale

Value
Designation
Required Data Entry
Train Current Model Scale
1: Model Scale Fraction
   
Converted Results
English
inches = 1 statute mile
feet = 1 statute mile
yards = 1 statute mile
statute miles per inch
statute miles per foot
statute miles per yard
English Layout Conversion Factor
inches = 1 foot
inches = 1 foot (rounded)
Metric
millimeters = 1 kilometer
centimeters = 1 kilometer
meters = 1 kilometer
kilometers per millimeter
kilometers per centimeter
kilometers per meter
Metric Layout Conversion Factor
millimeters = 1 foot
millimeters = 1 foot (rounded)
Updated 6.07.11


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