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What size building to buy to go with 1/25 scale cars?

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
What size building to buy to go with 1/25 scale cars?
Posted by nick63 on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:17 PM

If I want to make a small diorama with one car in front , what scale building would I buy if I went to the Hobby Shop. O scale, N scale, G scale. I am a little confused on that.

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:12 AM

i'm pretty sure Doll house "half-scale" is close (1/22?) ideal for furniture. also G scale is about that too (G' scale 1:22.5 used to model European trains is different to G-Guage, just to make things harder) and is used for 'garden railways'

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  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:25 PM

Building your own isn't hard , just figure how much space you need and draw it up . 1/24 is 1/2" to the foot . Shed , barn , garage plans are all avaiable on the net , just Google what you're interested in and pick one .

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  • Member since
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  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by nick63 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:52 PM

Thank you for the information.

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Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Don't know if it helps, but G scale is the 'close enough' scale. G scale is also called garden scale, because some people like to set up the tracks outside in their garden. The actual size varies by manufacturer and ranges from 1:22.5 to 1:24. Some things are even1:29th so there isn't always standardization. has some buildings in this scale. If you want to do it yourself, measure a real building, or guesstimate from photos. Take the size in feet, divide by half to get the size in inches.


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