Ok guys, now that we've covered that, can you guys explain the term 'HO Scale'? I know it is 1/87th scale, but does that mean that for every one inch in scale its 87 inches in real life? If so, can I build my own buildings,.....like if I were to build a house 40 feet by 40 feet by 20 feet in real life, would it be 6" by 6" by 3"????

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Or should i just stick with buying my bulidings and stuff?

I treid to build a bridge, but I think my math was confused, I thought that if I had steel beams that were (in real life) 12"X12"x252", then in scale they would be 1/8th" X 1/8th" X 3" (rough guesses) I used these calculations:

12" divided by 87=0.139, roughly 1/8 "...1/8"= .125"

252" divided by 87=2.89, roughly 3"

Is this right? Or am I on crack??

Thanks in advance

Trev :lol_hitting: