N-scale from inches to feet

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by rob164, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. rob164

    rob164 Member

    Im making an N-scale layout. I need to know what the inches in N-scale are to what feet are. Can someone please tell me? Thanks,
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Just convert you full-scale measurement into inches, and divide by 160. Your answer is in real life N scale inches.

    For example, a 40 foot boxcar would be 480 inches. Divide that by 160 you get 3 inches.
  3. rob164

    rob164 Member

    O, cool thanks! :D
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

    And one furlong is 49-1/2" in N scale, so if you building a 4 ft X 8 ft layout, it's about 1 X 2 furlongs. :D :rolleyes:
  5. rob164

    rob164 Member

    thanks...im making a mountain in my layout, how high should i make it?
  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi rob,
    Just don't go much over 180 feet, if you're wanting to stay
    true to the prototype. :D :D :D

    About 1/4 furlong or so. :thumb:
  7. rob164

    rob164 Member

    Thanks cidchase!
  8. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I think I feel just like Phil Henry

  9. rob164

    rob164 Member

    what is the inch to foot ratio of N scale?
  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    12 inches equals 1 foot, at least it did before we went metric. :D

    160 N Scale Feet = 1 real Foot
    13.33 N Scale Feet = 1 real Inch

    I am having to learn all this new stuff, as I change from HO planning to N Scale planning for my new layout.

    I could not get much in a 5x11.5' alcove in HO.
    But can get the entire branch line from Cheltenham to Orangeville in an "M" format layout in N Scale.
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Checking with my N scale ruler then 3/4 inch = 10 nscale feet. I use this as I build structures and this tells me if I am close to scale
  12. rob164

    rob164 Member

    thanks! i just made the mountain for my n scale island!
  13. Guy_narenek

    Guy_narenek New Member

    Unit Conversion's -- I cheat

    Axistek has an application for these types of calculations
    called the

    " Unit Conversion Tool v.1.53 "

    sample it, and see if it is useful for you.

  14. rob164

    rob164 Member

    cool thanks!

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