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## All Gauge Model Railroading Page

# Compare
3/16" to 1/48

**Below are lists that compare the dimensions of 3/16" scale
and 1/48. They illustrate the space-saving benefits of 1/64
scale.**

**In 3/16"
scale**:

3/16" equals one scale
foot

1/16" equals four scale
inches

1/32" equals two scale
inches

1/64" equals one scale
inch

A six-foot man is 1 1/8"
tall

A 40' boxcar is 7 1/2"
long

An F3 (52') is 9 3/4 inches
long

An E7 (70') is 13 1/8 inches
long

An 80' Heavyweight car is 15
inches long

# Compare to O
gauge

**1n 1/4"
scale:**

1/4 " equals one foot

1/8" equals six inches

1/16" equals three
inches

1/32 equals I 1/2 inches

A six foot man is 1 1/2"
tall (3/8"
difference)

A 40' boxcar is 10" long (2 1/2"
difference)

An F3 (52') is 13 inches long (3
3/4" difference)

An E7 (70') is 17 1/2 inches
long ( 4 .375"
difference)

An 80" heavyweight is 20-
inches long (5"
difference)

## Compare:

**A freight trains with
five cars and an F3 locomotive is:**

3/16 scale is 47 1/4 to 50
inches long

1/4" scale is 63 to 66 inches
long

A
difference of 15 3/4" to 16" inches

**A three cars passenger
train pulled by an E7:**

3/16" scale is 58 1/2 to 61
inches long

1 1/4" scale is 77 1/2 to 79
inches long

A
difference of 18 to 19 inches

**A house of 25 by 40
feet would be:**

4 2/3" by 7.5" in 3/16
scale

6.25" by 10" in 1/4" scale

A
difference of 1.58" by 2.5"

**Track Gauge: Scale to
Real**

The gauge of O / O27 track for
3/16" scale is 6' 8"

The gauge for 1/48 scale is
5'

The 1/48' gauge is 1/16" wider than a scale equivalent of real-world standard
4' 8.5"

The 3/16" gauge is 3/8" wider than the scale equiavalent of real-world 4' 8.5"
gauge.

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