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roylond

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Scale of Plans
« on: May 28, 2010, 07:31:23 PM »

Hello Again,
Now I have sorted a friend I hope to make a start on my own model now.
I have plans of an oil tanker which I hope to make a static model of. The full size ship is 384 feet long and I want to make a 30 inch long model. It has been 40 years + since I did any calculations of this sort by could some find person out there recheck my calculations. If the model is 30 inches and the full size is 384 feet I work it out to be a scale of 1:154
Thanks in advance
Roy
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vintagent

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Re: Scale of Plans
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 07:55:35 PM »

Hello Royland, that's correct, but it's a bit of a "non" scale. I would suggest 1-144 which would give you a model 32 " long and is something that existing models are made to and certain steel rules have on them.  I.E. if you have 12ths on your rule, you have 1/144th scale effectively. I know my rule has 12ths.  Otherwise you could use 1-150 scale. I have a rule with that on though it is a scale rule to start with and is, of course, metric, which your tanker ma be if it's not that old.

Regards,
Vintagent
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roylond

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Re: Scale of Plans
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 08:48:22 PM »

Thanks a lot vintagent I shall make the adjustments. When i saw the scale I worked out I thought it a little odd. Thanks again
Roy
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vintagent

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Re: Scale of Plans
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 10:32:54 AM »

Royland,
that's OK, glad to help. Keep us all posted as it progresses.
Regards,
Vintagent
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