
Author  Message 

mikeyh
Location : Dordogne France
 Subject: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:24 am  
 I know I've asked this before but I can't find the answer on here or even by googling!
If you have a scale drawing of 1/43.5 what do you multiply it by to get 1/22.5? I know there is a formula for enlarging any scale to 1//22.5
mikey 

 
pjti
Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:06 am  
 A quick/easy method would be to double it up  gives 1:21.75 ☺ _________________ Wake me up by noon please.
Patrick


 
mikeyh
Location : Dordogne France
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:21 pm  
 thanks Patrick! I shouldn't really have used that example! there is a formula for enlarging any scale to 1/22.5. I just cant remember what it is 

 
KleineDicke
Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:14 pm  
 Think of it this way, Mikey. Take the dimension in scale A and convert it back to full size  multiply it by the scale A factor. Then take the "full size" dimension and convert it to the desired scale B divide it by the scale B factor and voila. When I say "scale factor" I refer to the inverse of the scale, i.e. the scale factor for G is 22.5.
Putting the words into a mathmatical formula: (Dimension in Scale A) X (Scale Factor A) / (Scale Factor B) = Dimension in Scale B
Example: Convert 50cm in HO scale (1:87) TO G Scale (1:22.5) 50cm X 87 / 22.5 = 193.3cm
Simple math, actually (at least to an engineer). _________________ Bill Wray
"It is one of the happiest characteristics of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably regarded as unanswerable." Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)


 
mikeyh
Location : Dordogne France
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:40 pm  
 Sorry Bill but surely 1 metre in 1/22.5 is 4.5 cms(the gauge of the track); so 50cms is 2.25 cms not 193 or am I missing something? 

 
KleineDicke
Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:12 pm  
 You missed something indeed. If you have a drawing in HO scale (1:87) and it depicts and object 50 cm long (in HO scale), the same object in G scale (1:22.5) would be 193.3 cm long.
For your example, you would multiply your 1:43.5 drawing by 43.5/22.5 (or 1.93) to convert it to G scale. _________________ Bill Wray
"It is one of the happiest characteristics of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably regarded as unanswerable." Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)


 
Bearcastle
Location : Brie
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:18 pm  
 It's the right number, exactly its 193,5237.....
I use this link to convert scale, very usefull.
http://zmc78.com/lestechniques/convertisseurechelle
Its in french, but follow some of the other link, nice idea for building things.
.


 
Carl Hibbs Admin
Location : Haute Normandie  visitors welcome
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:53 pm  
 Mikey if you are blowing up (enlarging....) drawings on a photocopier what I do is find something on the drawing that is scaled at 1 metre. This is often the end view of a (metre gauge....) locomotive for example where the wheels meet the track. Then I just enlarge it until I get a copy where this item measures out at exactly 45mm. Then I know the rest is all in scale. Sometimes it's a bit of a guestimate with the percentage button on the copier and it takes a few goes. But it works in the end (once you find the right percentage figure) and you can make templates and paste the drawing on to wood or plasticard and cut out directly. Bugger the maths.... 

 
Bearcastle
Location : Brie
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:25 pm  
 An other way, more easy 1:87 is nearly 4 time smaller than 1:22,5.
So you could simply multiply by 4, you will have a scale of about 1:21,75
To be right on the scale the multiplier should be arround 3.87
And here a link with printable rulers at different scales, very practical as well :
http://fr.miniatureplanet.com/scale_rulers.php
. 

 
mikeyh
Location : Dordogne France
 Subject: Re: Scale enlarge? Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:23 pm  
 By George, I think I've got it! Thanks guys; Carls suggestion is agreat one, but sometimes I'm just given a measurement from somebody elses drawing and i need the maths!!
mikey 

 
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