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    January 2002
  • From: Summerfield,Florida
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scale conversion
Posted by edo1039 on Sunday, January 20, 2002 4:18 PM
i am looking for info in Ho conversion miles to scale miles i remember a company awhile back that sold a conversion wheel.Ed
Ed OKeefe Summerfield,Fl "Go New Haven"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 20, 2002 5:00 PM
Hi Ed, A prototype mile = 5,280 feet
HO Scale is 1/87th
1/87th of 5,280ft = 60ft (rounded down)

So 20 sections of HO flex track (3ft each) = just a little under one scale mile. This ain't accurate down to a 1/10th of a mile but it will give you an idea of how many scale miles of track you have. I remember that wheel thing but haven't seen one in years...Vic
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Posted by edo1039 on Monday, January 21, 2002 12:44 PM
Thanks Vic thats close enough for RAILROAD WORK.Ed
Ed OKeefe Summerfield,Fl "Go New Haven"

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