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• OK Walt, I m not too good with the math of modeling. If the original lettering was 5 inches, what would it be on an HO scale engine? You say it was silver
Message 1 of 4 , Jun 5, 2001
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OK Walt, I'm not too good with the math of modeling. If the original
lettering was 5 inches, what would it be on an HO scale engine? You
say it was silver and not white? What about the 14 on the cab? That
wasn't white?

Gino

> From: "Walt Danylak" <waltdanylak@...>

> Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Engine #14

>
> Gino
>
> I would guess that the lettering is 4", maybe 5", but no larger than
> 5". Also, if I remember correctly, the lettering should be silver and
> not white.
>
> Walt
• ... OK Walt, I m not too good with the math of modeling. If the original lettering was 5 inches, what would it be on an HO scale engine? You say it was
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--- In FJGRailroad@y..., Gino And Kelly DiCarlo <dicarlos@c...> wrote:
OK Walt, I'm not too good with the math of modeling. If the original
lettering was 5 inches, what would it be on an HO scale engine? You
say it was silver and not white? What about the 14 on the cab? That
wasn't white?

Gino

Gino,

To determine the size you need divide 1 by 87.1. This will give the
actual size of 1" in HO scale (.01148"). Then multiply the result
(.01148") by the number of inches you need. If you want 5" in HO it
would be .057405". I don't know if anyone offers true HO scale
lettering. I suggest you try Champ. If you can't find true HO
lettering, try using 3/64" lettering. This is a little more than 4"
in HO scale.

This rule applies to all scales. For N divide 1 by 160, for S divide
1 by 64 and for O divide 1 by 48.

As I said, I think, I'm not positive, the lettering was silver. This
would include all lettering and numbers.

Walt
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