Im making an N-scale layout. I need to know what the inches in N-scale are to what feet are. Can someone please tell me? Thanks, rob

Just convert you full-scale measurement into inches, and divide by 160. Your answer is in real life N scale inches. For example, a 40 foot boxcar would be 480 inches. Divide that by 160 you get 3 inches.

And one furlong is 49-1/2" in N scale, so if you building a 4 ft X 8 ft layout, it's about 1 X 2 furlongs.

Hi rob, Just don't go much over 180 feet, if you're wanting to stay true to the prototype. About 1/4 furlong or so. :thumb:

12 inches equals 1 foot, at least it did before we went metric. 160 N Scale Feet = 1 real Foot 13.33 N Scale Feet = 1 real Inch I am having to learn all this new stuff, as I change from HO planning to N Scale planning for my new layout. I could not get much in a 5x11.5' alcove in HO. But can get the entire branch line from Cheltenham to Orangeville in an "M" format layout in N Scale.

Checking with my N scale ruler then 3/4 inch = 10 nscale feet. I use this as I build structures and this tells me if I am close to scale

Unit Conversion's -- I cheat Axistek has an application for these types of calculations called the " Unit Conversion Tool v.1.53 " sample it, and see if it is useful for you.