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Not sure what scale to build in?

This chart should help in deciding a scale to build in.

                                1/2"=1' or 1:24             3/8"=1' or 1:32            1/4"=1' or 1:48                    1/8"=1' or 1:96

298' BARGE                  12'   5"                       9'   3 3/4"                     6'   2 1/2"                           3'   1 1/4"

195' BARGE                   8'   1 1/2"                  6'   1 1/8"                     4' 3/4"                                 2'   3/8"

115' BARGE                  4'   9 1/2"                   3'   7 1/8"                     2'   4 3/4"                            1'   2 3/8"

200' TOWBOAT             8'  4"                          6'   3"                          4'   2"                                  2'   1"

190' TOWBOAT             7'  11"                       5'   9 3/4"                     3'   10 1/2"                          1'   7 3/4"

180' TOWBOAT             7'  6"                         5'   7 1/2"                     3'    9"                                1'   10 1/2"

170' TOWBOAT             7'  1"                         5'   3 3/4"                     3'   6 1/2"                            1'   9 1/4"

160' TOWBOAT             6'  10"                       5'   0"                           3'    4"                                 1'   8"

150' TOWBOAT             6'  3"                         4'   8 1/2"                     3'   1 1/2"                             1'   6 3/4"

140' TOWBOAT             5'  10"                       4'   4 1/2"                      2'   11"                                1'   5 1/2"

130' TOWBOAT             5'  5"                         4'   3/4"                        2'   8 1/2"                             1'   4 1/4"

120' TOWBOAT             5'  0"                         3'   9"                           2'   6"                                   1'   8"

110' TOWBOAT             4'  7"                         3'   5 1/4"                      2'   3 1/2"                             1'   1 3/4"

100' TOWBOAT             4'  2"                         3'   1 1/2"                      2'   1"                                   1'   1/2"

90' TOWBOAT               3'   9"                        2'   9 3/4"                     1'   10 1/2"                             11 1/4"

80' TOWBOAT               3'   4"                        2'   6"                           1'   8"                                     10"

70' TOWBOAT               2'   11"                      2'   2 1/4"                      1'   5 1/2"                                7 3/4"

60' TOWBOAT               2'   6"                        1'7 1/2"                         1'   3"                                     7 1/2"

55' TOWBOAT               2'  3 1/2"                   1'   6 7/8"                       1'   1 1/4"                               6 7/8"

160' TOWBOAT with three 298' BARGES

                                    43'   11"                     32'   10 3/4"                    21'   11 1/2"                            10'   11 1/4"

160' TOWBOAT with five 195' BARGES

                                    47   '3 1/2"                 35'   4 3/4"                      23'   7 3/4"                              11'   9 7/8"

55' TOWBOAT with a 115' BARGE

                                    7'   1"                          5'   3 3/4"                       3'   6 1/2"                                1'   9 1/4"

 

Here's a scale I use for figures to decide if they'll fit my scale.

If you measure in mm it is easier to tell what figure will work

1:24                                             1:32                                               1:48                                             1:96

14mm = 1'                             10mm = 1'                                       7mm = 1'                                     3mm = 1'

84mm*                                     60mm*                                            42mm*                                          18mm*

* Based on a 6' tall figure so keep in mind some people are shorter especially the women.

There could also be a tall guy or two over 6' tall.

Need to convert metric to standard or visa versa click link below

http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm

DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS

Here are decimal equivalents to fractions. Read down first column, then second, then third.

     1/64 = .015625        23/64 = .359375         45/64 = .703125

   1/32 = .03125           3/8 = .375                    23/32 = .71875

    3/64 = .046875        25/64 = .359375         47/64 = .734375

1/16 = .0625            13/32 = .40625            3/4 = .750        

   5/64 = .078125        27/64 = .421875         49/64 = .765625

 3/32 = .09375          7/16 = .4375                25/32 = .78125

  7/64 = .109375        29/64 = .453125         51/64 = .796875

  1/8 = .125                 15/32 = .46875           13/16 = .8125

   9/64 = .140625        31/64 = .484375         53/64 = .828125

   5/32 = .15625           1/2 = .500                      27/32 = .84375

11/64 = .171875        33/64 = .515625         55/64 = .859375

3/16 = .1875              17/32 = .53125            7/8 = .875        

13/64 = .203125        35/64 = .546875         57/64 = .890625

   7/32 = .21875            9/16 = .5625                 29/32 = .90625

15/64 = .234375        37/64 = .578125          59/64 = .921875

     1/4 = .250                   19/32 = .59375            15/16 =.9375  

     17/64 = .265625        39/64 = .609375         61/64=.953125        

     9/32 = .28125             5/8 = .625                     31/32 =.96875    

    19/64 = .296875        41/64 = .640625        63/64 =.984375        

    5/16 = .3125               21/32 = .65625            1 = .1.000            

    21/64 = .328125        43/64 = .671875                                            

   11/32 = .34375          11/16 = .6875                                                

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