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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Miniature Figure & Model Railroad Life Size Scale Calculator

Typical model railroad scales 


   1:12 Large Scale
1:13.7 7/8 inch scale
1:20.3 G, Three-Foot Gauge
on Gauge 1 Track
1:22.5 LGB and Bachman
1:24  Half scale
1:29 Aristo-Craft, USA Trains,
standard gauge on #1 gauge
1:32 I scale
1:48 O scale
1:64 S scale
1:76.2 OO scale
1:87.1 HO scale
1:120 TT scale
1:160 N scale
1:220 Z scale
Figure Size in mm (top of head)
Size Ratio
60 mm 1:30
54 mm 1:32  eye level
54 mm 1:34 top of head
38 mm 1:48
35 mm 1:52
33 mm 1:55
32 mm 1:56
30 mm 1:60  Classic 28mm © Fortress Figures 
28 mm 1:64
25 mm 1:72
20 mm 1:90
18 mm 1:101.6
15 mm 1:120
10 mm 1:183
6 mm 1:306
RR Scale/Figure Size in mm
1: Model Scale Fraction
Life Size Feet (to be scaled)

Click on Clear Values prior to entering any new values

Calculated Results
English Layout Factors
inches = 1 foot
inches = 1 foot (rounded)
inches (scale size)
inches (scale size rounded)
Metric Layout Factors
millimeters = 1 foot
millimeters = 1 foot (rounded)
millimeters (scale size)
millimeters (scale size rounded)

Click on Clear Values prior to entering any new values

For gaming figures, the formula for the ratio is 304.8 (mm per foot) multiplied by the assumed height in feet divided by the figure scale height in mm. For example, if we have a figure we assume is 6 feet to the top of the head at 54mm we have 6x304.8=1,828.8 divided by 54=33.86, rounded to 34, the ratio is 1/34. I assume 6 feet to the top of the head for size measurement and calculated the ratio accordingly. Feel free to copy the code and customize it for your particular needs. Double your money back if you are not 100% satisfied! If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me by the email on the main links page. Other than graciously providing web space for this page, the fine folks at Fortress Figures are not responsible for the content.