# Trotskiy Scale?

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by AdamN, Jul 22, 2004.

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This may be a silly question, but are all the Trotskiy models the same scale? I have put together many of them, but I give them away as fast as I make them and now someone I have given two to asked me if they were the same scale. I didn't know.

Thanks for the help.

2. ### rickstefGuest

He has a scale listed, for the A3 size sheets, 1:60

but if you build them on A4 or letter you need to factor the scale difference, i would almost say they are 1:72 or so when printed on A4 or letter.

others, please confirm or deny my assumption

Rick
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Well, I won't confirm your assumption, but I will say this, and this is if my math is wrong. I sort of ran out of fingers doing the ciphering...anyway, I figure if they are printed on A4 paper, that they are about 1:84.6. If printed on letterhead, then about 1:82.5. But then that all depends on what margins are set on the printer and all. But I would say, stating 1:80 or thereabout would work.
4. ### rickstefGuest

well i was close
5. ### ButchPriceMember

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Just my two pennies...

Just my two cents, but I think some folks obsess
about "scale" unneccesarily. The single most
important scale issue is relevence.
All parts of a model must be in a relative scale
to each other. Aside from that, scale is relative
to any models to be compared to each other,
like sitting them side by side to visually compare.

I personally very seldom do that.

I am a draftsman by trade, so I understand the value of "scale",
But I also recognize when it is really irrelevent.
For design purposes, scaling allows one to maintain
this "relativity" through the design process.
But unless you are sizing the model to specifically
represent it's scale in relation to other comparable models,
the "scale" really becomes unimportant.

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Thanks for the info. I sorta gussed at the scale myself, and 1/72 was my guess. I think the reason he asked was because the Zero model was larger than the P-51. I went back and looked and the Me-109 was bigger than the P-51 also.

I think some of the older Trotskiy planes are smaller than the newer ones. Not by much, but enough to make you wonder if the scale is different.

Thanks again.

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