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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Interail, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Interail

    Interail New Member

    Just wanted to say hello. My name is Jorge. I'm 25, from New York City and I work for the NYS&W in New Jersey and model in HO scale. Please feel free to contact me anytime.:wave: I do have one question. How many feet is an HO scale mile and how is the conversion done?:confused:

    Have fun,
  2. Raistlin

    Raistlin Member

    Hi Jorge,

    Welcome to The Gauge. i am new here myself, so I can't offer much in the way of advice or answers, but this is a great site.

  3. Conrail

    Conrail Member

    Hey Jorge hows it goin? Welcome to The Gauge. This place is great. Lots of gurus here that can tell you just about anything you want to know. It takes a while sometimes but the pros will chime in. I'll be watching this thread myself as I am curious how some of the conversions are done as well. Might want to check around the NMRA website. Lots of good tech info over there. Thats where I'm heading right now to see if I can locate some info on this topic. Let you know if I find anything. :thumb:
  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    1 real foot = 87 ho scale feet. If you want to know how fa something is in HO scale, measure it in feet and multiply by 87. For an HO scale mile, it is 5280 ft/mi / 87HO scale feet/1ft. = 60.7 real ft. I hope I calculated correctly, I'm tired!

  5. Joseph Hall

    Joseph Hall New Member

    Your math looks good.

    Same formula I used when I realized that I'd have to use my back yard to accurately model The Horseshoe Curve.
    I'm new, too, actually returning to the hobby after a 28 year hiatus-a military career-and I'll tell you, I feel like Rip van Winkle.
  6. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    a welcome here :wave: :wave: :wave:
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Welcome Aboard The-Gauge Jorge. :wave: :wave:
  8. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi Jorge, and you too, Joseph Hall!! :wave: :wave:

    I tell people it's two miles around my 5x9 and nobody knows the difference :D :D
    Just don't let 'em think about it!!
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Uhhhh, Kevin....TRUE HO scale is 1:87.1 :rolleyes: :p :D :D :D As I snobbishly peer over the rims of my turtoise shell glasses with a steel cutting holier then thou gaze. :thumb:

    Welcome to The Gauge, Jorge :wave:
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome aboard both of you! :D Yes, I've seen most people actualy model the Horseshoe curve 1/2 sized or 1/3 rd sized :) it's a bit easier :) :)
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to the Gauge.
    I'm like cid..Tell them its ten miles between the two towns that are five feet apart. Then quickly change the subject.
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Hi Jorge,
    Welcome to the guage!
    I suppose, being that you are an employee of the NYS&W, that it's the road you're modeling...........or maybe, the NY&A ? I remember steam on the Long Island RR, 50's and early 60's commuter runs from Babylon, into the city and back, on the third rail electrics.
    You should be able to find lots of answers here.
  13. jaijef

    jaijef New Member

    new guy also

    Hello all,
    My name is Jai and I am a new member also.
    I model the SSW/Cotton Belt w/a time period from the 1950s-present.
    I am a freelance modeler I guess--I have a Big Boy and an SD90MAC.
    My layout is based on the Great Eastern Trunk design by atlas w/a few modifications.
    And some of the model railroaders I know I have too much rolling stock and too many locos, but variety is good.
  14. Jorge

    Jorge Member

  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge. :wave:

    Run the SD90MAC as a "Future World" display in the stean era or run the Big Boy as a restored excursion train now ;) :thumb:
  16. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Welcome to the Gauge Jorge. If you've got questions, the guys here will have answers. Some of them will even be right. :D

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