Model Boat Mayhem
Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Other Technical Questions... => Topic started by: flybobby on July 11, 2006, 09:26:29 pm

Hi, has anyone out there any tips on how to determin a scale!!
My new purchase is in need of restoration, but would like to know if I can determin a scale to work with! hope that makes sense!

Find the details of the overall length of the full size ship, then measure the overall length of your hull, multiply your hull length by 100 for 100 scale, 48 for 48 scale etc.
But dont expect an exact match!!
Bob

Thanks, will give that a go. It will be built semiscale so that sounds good to me ;)

I have sent you a PM with an Excel spreadsheet that does a couple of usefull scale calculations based on model and full size dimensions :o  well I find it usefull anyway
ASton

I have sent you a PM with an Excel spreadsheet that does a couple of usefull scale calculations based on model and full size dimensions? :o  well I find it usefull anyway
ASton
Thanks for the info, perfect solution to my problem : ;)

a useful key pointer is the hight of a railing and the height of doors.
it is how i came to HO scale for the Graupner neptun, the railings match HO, rail for rail. however if it is the pegasus superstructure, find out the scale for the pegasus III and go off that, as your super structure will be already to a given scale

pegassus 3 is 1;32 nd scale but the boat you have looks more like 1;25 th if yoiu stay between these parameters you should have it looking right dont be to fussed about some fittings being exact to give an example a customer recently quoted that a pallet was not to scale on a tug there must be over a hundred different sizes of full size pallets from the ones we see on backs of trucks to apparently even the size of a car Its just got to look right when you are on semi scale

pegassus 3 is 1;32 nd scale but the boat you have looks more like 1;25 th if yoiu stay between these parameters you should have it looking right dont be to fussed about some fittings being exact to give an example a customer recently quoted that a pallet was not to scale on a tug there must be over a hundred different sizes of full size pallets from the ones we see on backs of trucks to apparently even the size of a car Its just got to look right when you are on semi scale
Thankyou for that info, I have gone with 1:24 scale and modifying the superstructure accordingly ( a marginal degree of artistic licence!)