What is a 1/12 scale model?

What is a 1/12 scale model?

The 1:12 scale is a traditional scale (ratio) for models and miniatures. In this scale (ratio), one inch on the scale model or miniature is equal to twelve inches on the original object being copied. Depending on the application, this particular scale (ratio) is also called one-inch scale (since 1 inch equals 1 foot).

What is the scale of a car?

A typical N scale freight car is about 3 1/2 inches long. An HO scale car is about 7 inches long. Passenger cars can be somewhat longer in both scales. As with engines, you can also tell by measuring the distance between the wheels.

What is a scale car?

A scale test car is a type of railroad car in maintenance of way service. Its purpose is to calibrate the weighing scales used to weigh loaded railroad cars. Scale test cars are of a precisely known weight so that the track scale can be calibrated against them.