need formula for scale

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by rguyett, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. rguyett

    rguyett Member

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    well my son and i are having a discussion on which we do not agree.
    I need to know the formula for figuring out the miles of track in n scale you have on a layout
    we have a total of 519 inches of track on our small layout
    i say we have just over a mile and he thinks its about 3 miles
    help!!!
  2. jac11901

    jac11901 New Member

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    You have about 1.31 scale miles of track, computed as follows:

    519*160/12/5280

    The 160 gets you from n-scale to real-world, the 12 converts from inches to feet, and the 5280 converts from feet to statute miles.

    - Jeff
  3. rguyett

    rguyett Member

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    thank you very much thats what i thought
    I will print this and show him
    forever gratefull
  4. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    I uh....

    ..never mind.

    Mark:confused: