Re: Tony Thompson & Scale Weights

Paul Hillman

Tony & Tim,

OK, thanks. I see where I erred, in scaling down only 1 dimension of a 3 dimensional object.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson<mailto:thompson@...>
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Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tony Thompson & Scale Weights

Paul Hillman wrote:
> Say, in HO scale, 87.1:1, we physically scale-down the prototype
> dimensions by that ratio. What if the car were built of the exact same
> materials as the prototype, would the weight scale-down by 87.1 also?

No, it would scale by the volume, which goes as the cube root
of the scale. That would make it roughly 1.5 to 2 ounces.

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