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Choosing The Right Scale ( Other Categories )

Diecast models come in various scales and/or gauges. If you are not sure what scale or gauge is right for you, please continue reading for more detailed information about scales, gauges, and most popular models.

SCALE:

The scale size of a model is a fraction of the real size. A 1:18 scale model is 1/18th the size of the real vehicle. The smaller the number in the scale size, the larger the model.

As an example, if you have a 12 foot long vehicle, then the model size at scale would be:

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GAUGE

In the world of models, gauge may be used instead of scale. Particularly if a vehicle is meant to be used with a train set.

Scale can also be referred to as "gauge". If you're searching for a particular model in 1:24 or 1:25 scale and can't locate it, search for it using G gauge. A G gauge item is usually considered to be 24th or 25th scale model.

G gauge = 1:24 & 1:25 scale

Standard gauge = 1:30, 1:32 &1:34 scale

O gauge = 1:43, 1:48, 1:50 & 1:55 scale

S gauge = 1:60, 1:64, 1:70 & 1:72 scale

HO gauge = 1:87 - 1:100 scale

MOST POPULAR MODELS

1:72 scale - Usually used for military die-cast armored fighting vehicles due to compatibility with 1:72 plastic construction kits.

1:200 scale - A common scale for aircraft, as a car in this scale would be fairly tiny.

1:400 scale - A common scale for aircraft, as a car in this scale would be fairly tiny.

 

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