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Hot Rod FORDS #2: Scaling the model or toy

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Blog entry by crowie posted 01-11-2018 02:38 AM 1546 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I need some assistance PLEASE with the scaling the model or toy.

I have a few of the Toys & Joys Plans all say “Scale – Full” !!

BUT what is there actual build scale to that of the real vehicle; in particular the 34 Ford or 36 Chevy??.

The reason for asking is that I have found the Hot Rod shape i’m going to have a go at making, complete with dimensions and now need to scale those drawings to suit the chassis of one of the T&J’s vehicles and the “BIG BLOCK ENGINE” already built.

Thank you in advance ladies and gents..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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robscastle

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 03:08 AM

My vote would go to the modeling masters
LBD
htl
Dutchy
Bushmaster and the likes

I am sure somebody will know the answer.
In fact I was trolling around T & J myselfthis week looking for an AEC Regent III bus to build but found nothing yet.

LBD reckons the Rock Maple is the wood of choice for model makers.

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 03:49 AM

hi Peter , to answer your question
Q: What is the size of a model?
A: The models will vary in size between approximately 10” – 30” depending on the model. We typically use the 1/16 scale.
this is directly from toys and joys site :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#3 posted 01-11-2018 03:58 AM

Crowie,

it means the drawing for those pieces are the actual scale size, in other words you don’t need to take any measurements just trace the part(s) to a template to glue to the material. As the actual scale size to a real vehicle I am not sure. You may find the answer on the Toys and Joys Forum.

-- Sean

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 05:13 AM

Wish I could help Pete. I’m good at scaling pictures and have a basic knowledge of CAD drawing.
Contact me if I can be of assistance

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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htl

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#5 posted 01-11-2018 05:26 AM

From the Toys and Joys site.

Q: What is the size of a model?

A: The models will vary in size between approximately 10” – 30” depending on the model. We typically use the 1/16 scale.

I just looked back and it’s all ready been answered.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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crowie

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 06:01 AM

Thank you one and all for the valuable assistance…

Okay the scale I’ll work off will be 1/16 and as the T&J’s plan is imperial as is the drawings I’ve found it’ll be fun.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 07:46 AM

If I have to scale a printed drawing I use my copier and set the scale factor to which I need. To determine the scale of the T and J drawing I first search on the internet for the real measements of the real vehicle. Than it is a mather of calculating. I believe that htl does it the same way.

Success.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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htl

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#8 posted 01-11-2018 10:42 AM

Sorry Dutchy I don’t do any calculating, [math] I flunked calculating in school and that was 50 years ago any way..

For me it all starts with the wheels after I figure out what I want to build.
Make a set a wheels or at least have in mind a size wheel I will be making, then take a plan page with a wheel on it and put it in the copier and shrink or enlarge till I find the right %, then I will scan and enlarge the parts I need for the day and go cut some wood.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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crowie

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#9 posted 01-14-2018 06:22 AM

Okay THANK YOU ladies and gents all…

I have a working drawing to hopefully use for this project..

Special thank you’s to Tony and Bruce…

I’m hoping to do a Hot Rod T-Bucket using the “Big Block Engine I’ve already made…

The base plan will be a bit of both the T&J’s 1930’s Coupe’s plus some of what I’ve learnt & gleaned from Bruce’s Hot Rod built.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#10 posted 01-14-2018 08:29 AM

Now it’s all starting to fall in to place.
This is where you’re Toys and joys took you the first step into model building now your touching the edges a scratch building and off we go. :-]

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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