Scale Model Guide

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Explanation of Scales

Guide to model sizes - the scale model sizes shown below give the approximate length of the model.

Most models are mounted on a plinth and the length of the plinth can add 25 to 100mm to the total length - this is dependent on the model scale and manufacturer, models can be unscrewed from the plinths.

The Images below gives an indication of the different size of scale model

compare car sizes

Cars (ford focus hatchback used as example)

Scale ......approx length
1/18th ..........240mm
1/24th .........180mm
1/32th .........135mm
1/43rd .........100mm
1/46th .......... 94mm
1/64th .......... 67mm
1/76th .......... 57mm
1/148th .........29mm

Starting at the top is 1/148 scale then moving down 1/87, 1/76, 1/64, 1/43, 1/32, 1/24 and at the bottom 1/18 scale model

Buses sizes

Buses ( EFE 1/76 scale models)
Single decker bus double decker buses - these are between 11cm and 14cm long
N Gauge 1:148 scale buses are approx 50mm long

picture shows 1:76 and 1:148 (N gauge) bus

Motorbike sizes

Motorbikes (based on a Yamaha YZF-R6)

1/6th ----------- 340mm
1/9th ----------- 227mm
1/10th ---------- 204mm
1/12th ---------- 170mm
1/18th ---------- 114mm
1/24th ---------- 85mm
1/76th ----------- 30mmpicture shows ( starting at top)
1:76 scale
1:24 scale
1:18 scale
1:12 scale

other models include 

American Pick ups
Austin vans
Breakdown vans and flatbed transporter
Ford Vans
Ice cream vans
Milk float
Morris vans
Railway vans
VW vans

Railway scale

N gauge 1:148
HO gauge 1:87
OO gauge 1:76