Information about ScalesScales can be a little confusing sometimes. To help with this, we have put together this page of information. Scales are essentially fractions. If something is noted as being at 1:24 scale, that means that it is 1/24th the size of the actual real life item it models. As a result, the smaller the number in the fraction, the larger the replica. Similarly, the larger the number in the fraction, the smaller the replica. A 1:25 scale replica would be twice as big as a 1:50 scale replica of the same item.
EXAMPLE: If a car is 12 feet long in real life, the following scales would equate to the following measurements.
|1:1|| = ||12 feet|
|1:12|| = ||1 foot|
|1:24|| = ||6 inches|
|1:48|| = ||3 inches|
|1:72|| = ||2 inches|
Special Info for Modelers: Since many of our customers are modelers who focus on a particular scale and collect items similar in size, we've created the guide below to help you determine whether or not an item will work for your modeling needs.
|"G" Gauge|| = ||1:24 & 1:25 scales|
|"Standard" Gauge|| = ||1:30, 1:32, & 1:34 scales|
|"O" Gauge|| = ||1:43, 1:48, 1:50, & 1:55 scales|
|"S" Gauge|| = ||1:60, 1:64, 1:70, & 1:72 scales|
|"HO" Gauge|| = ||1:87 Through 1:100 scales|