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Choosing The Right Scale ( Trucks )

Discovering the Perfect Scale for Your Diecast Truck Model

Are you delving into the world of diecast truck models and feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of scales available? Fear not! We're here to guide you through the maze of scales, helping you pick the perfect one for your collection.

Understanding Scale

Scale is the proportional representation of a model to its real-life counterpart. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every inch on the model represents 18 inches on the real truck. The smaller the scale number, the larger the model relative to the actual vehicle.   


Popular Scales and Their Dimensions

Let's take a closer look at some of the most sought-after scales for diecast truck models, along with their corresponding dimensions:

  • 1:18 Scale - These large, meticulously detailed models measure approximately 8 to 11 inches (18 to 20 cm) in length. They cater primarily to adult collectors, especially in the American market.

  • 1:24 Scale - A favored scale in the USA, these models typically range from 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm) in length. Perfect for enthusiasts who appreciate the finer details of their trucks.

  • 1:34 Scale - Exclusive to First Gear Models, these diecast trucks boast a substantial size, measuring around 18 inches (45 cm) in length. Ideal for collectors seeking impressive presence and intricate craftsmanship.

  • 1:43 Scale - Widely popular worldwide, these models, with dimensions averaging 15 inches (38 cm) in length, offer a perfect balance of detail and displayability. A favorite among collectors in Britain, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

  • 1:50 Scale - The go-to scale for trucks, buses, and construction vehicles, these models measure around 14 inches (35 cm) in length, capturing the essence of heavy-duty machinery with precision.

  • 1:64 Scale - Popular for farm and American model trucks, these compact models, measuring approximately 13 inches (33 cm) in length, are favored by collectors for their versatility and affordability.

  • 1:87 Scale - Compatible with H0 scale model trains, these models, averaging 7 inches (18 cm) in length, are highly detailed and popular in the USA and continental Europe.

Choosing Your Perfect Scale

Consider your preferences, available display space, and budget when selecting the ideal scale for your diecast truck collection. Whether you opt for the commanding presence of a 1:18 scale model or the intricate detailing of a 1:43 scale, each scale offers its unique charm and appeal.

Start Your Collection Today

Explore our wide range of diecast truck models available in various scales at Awesome Diecast. From iconic classics to modern marvels, we have something to captivate every enthusiast. Begin your journey into the world of diecast collecting with us today!


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


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