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#1 dabelltoller

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

hey everyone im really thinking of doing the 1/16 peterbilt reissue as a day cab feed tanker like i did before as a tri axle but as a truck and tractor. or as a truck with sleeper and a grain hopper like i did before also
some questions i got are if its a scall 20 inch does that mean its based as a life size truck of total lenth from bumper to bumper 320 inches
and so if i did that right a 40 foot grain hopper would come right around 29.5 inches ? so i'd have a total model about 3 and 3/4 feet long ? that sounds freaking too huge
and are there alot of affter market parts for this size truck ? like tires and such or more modern dashes to make it more a late 80's or 90's truck

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

Your math is correct. Those trucks are HUGE in real life too! :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:00 AM

Showbuilder; Are you going to make any tires and wheels for sale?
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

gary, the closest measurement to 1/16th scale is 7/8" to a foot. At 3/4" to a foot you get 1/18 scale. 7/8" to a foot you get 1/15 scale. not to pick nits. Gary

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hey Guys,,,

This is a link to the scale conversion calculator that is use,,,you can pretty much convert anything you want with it,,,might want to give it a try.

http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm?mid=548

Edited by Porky, 30 August 2012 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

based on porkys scale converter a 40 foot trailer 1/16 scale would be 30 inches.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

1/16th scale is simple 1''= 16 scale inches, So,1/16'' on your ruler equals 1 scale inch in 1/16th scale or 3/4'' on your ruler equals 1' in 1/16th scale...This rule applies the same across the board for all scales for another example...1/24th scale is 1''=24 scale inches and so on. Always sit down and do the "math" before you start building and double check your work!!! I hope this helps clear things up a bit!! Roy

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

1/16th scale is simple 1''= 16 scale inches, So,1/16'' on your ruler equals 1 scale inch in 1/16th scale or 3/4'' on your ruler equals 1' in 1/16th scale...This rule applies the same across the board for all scales for another example...1/24th scale is 1''=24 scale inches and so on. Always sit down and do the "math" before you start building and double check your work!!! I hope this helps clear things up a bit!! Roy


you might want to check your math roy.......in a previous post someone said that 1/16th scale is 7/8" to a foot. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: i deleted my replies in this thread because i don't want to give false information. ;) ;) we may want to contact monogram and let them know that the kit is 1/18th scale and not 1/16th as advertised. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

you might want to check your math roy.......in a previous post someone said that 1/16th scale is 7/8" to a foot. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: i deleted my replies in this thread because i don't want to give false information. ;) ;) we may want to contact monogram and let them know that the kit is 1/18th scale and not 1/16th as advertised. :lol: :lol:

I went to the link that Porky provided.....My math is perfectly correct and the "scale calculator" backs up my statement!! I also don't like misinformation either Hunter, Which, If there was any question in the back of my mind on my being wrong...I wouldn't have offered any assistance in the first place. I appreciate you calling me out on this as It shows that you also care what happens on this and other forums!! Roy