Question by followingmybliss: What scale model railroad cars do I have? Is this N scale?
I’ve seen answers to questions above that give info like below, but I have no way of comparing. The box car I have is just under 5 7/8″ long and the”box” part itself is just over 1 1/4″ (not including wheels).
I found the track measurements confusing, as I have no tracks. If I measure INSIDE the wheels, it’s1/2″, If I measure the outer side, it’s 3.4″. Is this an N scale??
Z Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:220. A 75-foot long locomotive measures 4 inches long. The rails of the track are 6.5 mm apart.
N Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:160. A 75-foot long locomotive is 5 ½ inches long. The rails of the track are spaced 9 mm apart.
HO Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:87. A 75-foot long locomotive is 10 ½ inches long. The rails of the track are 7/8 inches apart.
Answer by iroc70
If you have the box for it . It will tell you what scale it is..
If you don’t have it Than do one of the three things:
1) Take it to a hobby shop that sells model railroad trains and have it them find out for you.
2) look up website for your train model and see if you can find it there Here are some websites to get you started:
Since you know how big your scale model of your train box car is, go thru those website and see if you can find your box car and compare the measurement of what they say there to the measurement of your train, if they closely match than you found your scale
3) Look up “Train box car measurements” on the web and find out what the actual measurement of a standard box car of what your scale model is suppose be. than by the math you did above, the closest measurement to the scale model wins and that your scale
Hope this helps.
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