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flybobby

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How to determin scale!?
« 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!
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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 10:32:27 PM »

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!!

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flybobby

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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 10:36:29 PM »

Thanks, will give that a go.  It will be built semi-scale so that sounds good to me  ;)
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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 12:28:42 AM »

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

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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 03:58:32 PM »

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 : ;)
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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 07:57:14 PM »

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
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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 08:37:07 AM »

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
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Re: How to determin scale!?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 03:00:49 PM »

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!)
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