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Old 03-31-2012, 11:03 AM
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Scaling problems???

Hey guys. I got a scale-ing problem. I've been build a lot of "Quote," N gauge & HO gauge buildings and noticeing some slight differences in size.

When I measure the door I'm seeing around 5/8 inch on "N" gauge &
1 1/8 inch on HO. Does that sound right???

Pretty much figured I knew what size a regular door was and that would be a good gauge to determine the size of the model.

Bottom line question is, What size in inches would a regular door on an "N" gauge & "HO" gauge building be???

Any help would be appreciated.

Bob

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:06 PM
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Hey guys. I got a scale-ing problem. I've been build a lot of "Quote," N gauge & HO gauge buildings and noticeing some slight differences in size.

When I measure the door I'm seeing around 5/8 inch on "N" gauge &
1 1/8 inch on HO. Does that sound right???

Pretty much figured I knew what size a regular door was and that would be a good gauge to determine the size of the model.

Bottom line question is, What size in inches would a regular door on an "N" gauge & "HO" gauge building be???

Any help would be appreciated.

Bob
BoB, I just did a quick calculation for a standard 6ft-6in high door...at N scale which I believe equals 1:160 the door should be 1/2" tall.

At HO scale/gauge which is 1:87 the door would be 7/8" tall.

The numbers you quoted seem to be a bit on the large side for N and HO. Unless your considering a taller door, then your close.

Hope this helps,

Swampfox
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:55 PM
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N gauge is 1:148 - 1:160 scale.
See: N scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thus a 6.5 foot door could be .53 inch to 0.49 in N gauge.
1/2" is a good approximation.

5/8" is 0.62 inch which is slightly large for N scale but probably close enough.

A 6.5' door is 0.90" inch in 1/87 scale.
7/8" = 0.88" which is close.

1 1/8 inch sounds a little large for 1/87 scale.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:21 PM
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N & HO Scale

Bob,

Here in the USA N scale is 1: 160 or 1 inch = 13.33 feet
and HO scale is 1:87.1 or 1 inch = 7.25 feet

Already given data (1/2" amd 7/8") would be fine for residences
Commercial (stores and business) many times use 7 foot doors there
5/8" and 1" would be closer.

Suggest you check our model RR store for a scale ruler, attached is
picture of my N scale ruler.

George
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:32 PM
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FiddlersGreen.net used to have an HO/N Ruler available to download
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:16 AM
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Fiddlers Green still has a good explaination of the relationship between HO and N scale:
http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/other/S...cales-info.php

Free N scale ruler: Printable Mini

Free HO scale ruler: Scale Rulers
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