Saturday, December 17, 2011

It is all a matter of scale...

This is a follow up to my last post about using HO scale (1/87) terrain and accessories with 15mm (1/100) miniatures. I took the time to put the following chart together (click on it to make it bigger) to show the relative differences between scales - both miniature and model railroad scales:
It is all a matter of scale

As you can see HO scale (1/87) is about 15% bigger than terrain and accessories scaled for 15mm (1/100) - frankly at this size though - it is not appreciably noticeable. Also look at my previous post at the measurements of items like K-Rails or Jersey Barriers - even though some are HO scale and others are 15mm - the measurements are pretty damn close.

You can download the chart above as a PDF or XLSX below:

It is all a matter of scale - PDF
It is all a matter of scale - XLSX

I also located both of the BLMA items; the Concrete "K-Rail" Barriers and Concrete Car Stops over on Hobbylinc.com and have updated the cost analysis for both to reflect if you purchased them from Hobbylinc.com:

BLMA Models
4107 - Concrete 'K-Rail' Barrier (8 per pack) (69.60mm length x 7.11mm width x 8.89mm height) or (2.74" length x .28" width x .35" height)
Material: Injection Mold Plastic
Cost: $6.25
Cost per Unit: $.78
Overall Combined Length: 556.8mm or 21.92"
Cost per Millimeter: $.011
Cost per Inch: $.285
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/blm/blm4107.htm

BLMA Models
4108 - Concrete Car Stops (20 per pack) (20.83mm length x 2.02mm width x 1.78mm height) or (.82" length x .08" width x .07" height)
Material: Injection Mold Plastic
Cost: $4.99
Cost per Unit: $.25
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/blm/blm4108.htm


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