### What is HO scale equal to?

## What is HO scale equal to?

In North America, the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) standard “S-1.2 General Standard Scales” defines HO scale as 3.5 mm (0.1378 in) representing 1 real foot (304.8 mm) – a ratio of 1:87.0857142, usually rounded to 1:87.1. The precise definition of HO scale varies slightly by country and manufacturer.

## What is HO scale in inches?

HO scale is 1:87, which works out to 3.5 mm on the model representing one foot on the real thing. A typical HO scale car is 140-175mm in length, or between 5.5 and 7 inches.

**Is HO cheaper than N scale?**

The answer is undoubtedly that while both are inexpensive to started, N scale is cheaper than HO scale in the long run. N scale trains are obviously smaller than HO and it’s therefore harder to fit in the additional circurity for DCC into the shell of N scale locomotives.

### How do you calculate HO scale?

The EASIEST thing to do is to buy a ruler marked off in HO scale feet and you just measure 3 HO scale feet with it. But HO is essentially 1:87, so for your three foot side walk, divide 3 by 87 to get . 41 inches, or a bit less than 1/2 inch wide.

### What size should I start out in HO scale?

16.5 mm ( 0.65 in) Prototype gauge. Standard gauge. HO or H0 is a rail transport modelling scale using a 1:87 scale (3.5 mm to 1 foot). It is the most popular scale of model railway in the world. The rails are spaced 16.5 mm (0.650 in) apart for modelling 1,435 mm ( 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge tracks and trains in HO.

**Is HO scale larger than N scale?**

N scale is approximately half the size of HO scale. Since that size goes in all directions, an N scale layout takes up approximately 1/4 the space of a comparable HO scale layout. A layout that would occupy a 4×8 table in HO scale can fit in a coffee table. An aging hobbyist will have to give up N scale earlier than the larger HO scale, however.

## How far is a HO scale train mile?

Indeed, it’s been 1:87.1 , with some slight rounding accepted, since the scale of HO was firmly established as 3.5mm to the foot…long, long ago. Divide 3.5 into a real foot measured in millimeters, and you’ll get pretty close to 87.086 . So…an HO scale mile is 60.63 feet. A scale mile is 5280 scale feet!

## What is the size of a HO scale?

HO scale is 1:87, which works out to 3.5 mm on the model representing one foot on the real thing. A typical HO scale car is 140-175mm in length, or between 5.5 and 7 inches.

What is HO scale equal to? In North America, the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) standard “S-1.2 General Standard Scales” defines HO scale as 3.5 mm (0.1378 in) representing 1 real foot (304.8 mm) – a ratio of 1:87.0857142, usually rounded to 1:87.1. The precise definition of HO scale varies slightly by country and manufacturer.…