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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:29 pm 
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When I purchased the Mega CD pack back in January I did so to create a Village for my son's train. The buildings on the CD said which scale they came in. So I knew which were HO.

:D But the new ones (that I might say I love) come in large and Regular. Which of these are HO scale?

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HO is the large size

N is the regular

Z's will be added soon to each

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:28 pm 
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When the z's get added, do we get those using our magic keys? I'd love all of the latest buildings in Z...

Those temp directories go away after a few days, right?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Hi all. I am new to this site, but not too new to building cardstock stuff. I have a fair collection at home here that I build for gaming. It is all either 15mm 20th Century Europe or 28mm Dark ages or Middle Ages European stuff. The sizes can go a bit out of this range but I need them to be pretty close.

My question is what size are these scales? I don't have a clue about what large and small sizes mean, and HO and N gauge are about the same. How do I figure out the sizes I can use? And are the buildings in this site compatible with my needs?

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HO is 1/87 scale.

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Perhaps I should have posted my question in a new thread, or perhaps my question was not very clear.

What I am trying to learn is, are the European Building in the Fiddlers Green site in scale with my 15mm WWII figures? and my 28mm fantasy figures? I have no idea what the sizes are as they seem to be in model railroad sizes and I have no idea what sizes those are. I have read about printing the models to different sizes but how would one do that if the model takes up the entire page when printed. Sorry if the questions sound so basic but to me they are currently insurmountable until I get some knowledgeable advice.


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mrken wrote:
What I am trying to learn is, are the European Building in the Fiddlers Green site in scale with my 15mm WWII figures? and my 28mm fantasy figures?


No, not with out a deal of scaling. HO 1/87 is 18.5mm, 15mm would be 1/107 scale, & 28mm is 1/58 scale.

there is this sweet trick for scaling tho, the scale your at divided by the scale you want to get to, multiplied by 100. Example: 1/72 to 1/48, would be 72÷48x100= 150%.
So, you'd have to print a HO scale building of at 81.3% to get in scale with 15mm, & you'd have to print a HO scale building of at 150% to get in scale with 28mm.

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Hi mrken,

In answer to your question, HO scale being 1/87 scale means that a figure that is normally about 6 feet in real life translates to 3/4's of an inch high or roughly 19mm high. N scale is 1/160 scale and that 6 foot tall figure is 1/2 inch tall or 12.7mm high. O scale translates to 1/48 scale.

Pretty much, you would have to do a little skull sweat or use a calculator to come up with exact matches for your desired result.

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I think my printer (Samsung DLP-610ND) will print a full page down to a smaller size, but I am sure I will not be able to print a full page onto two pages and arrive at satisfactory results.


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if you have photoshop or a similar program, you can take the pdf files, and cut and paste parts onto separate pages so you can enlarge them. If the piece is too long to fit on a page enlarged, then you could "cut" it at a corner where the walls meet and add your own tabs when you build it.


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this makes my brain hurt....lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

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So basically the models will work, if I would get Photoshop and a math degree. I guess I was hoping to hear that the models would work. :(


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If you really wanna get technical, HO is precisely 1:87.1...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:15 pm 
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If I got the "O" size and printed them at 80%, that would give me stuff for my 28mm stuff. And Printed "HO" size to 80% that would give me building for my 15mm stuff? sorry, I was not a math major, and there was a reason for it. lol But I love building these card stock buildings and have about thirty or forty built so far. But they have all been labeled for 15mm or 28mm when I got them.


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