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    Hi. I'm totally new to all this. I actually got into this because of the pics I saw of Smiggin's . My question is what scale do you make your buildings? Is it 1:10 like my truck? I found a scale calculator on google and it seems like my stuff is coming out huge. Any help you guys could lend me would sure be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Very few trucks are actually 10th scale. Most are closer to 9th, like the SCX10III Wrangler for example.

    Most of the buildings in Smiggin's Folly are 9th scale if I recall correctly. Not sure why you'd need a calculator on Google, all you do is divide by the scale you want to work in. Say a building is 90 inches tall in real life. Divide by 9 to find it's height at 9th scale in inches. Spoiler alert, it's 10 inches tall.
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    Thanks for the help

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    Yes, like imthatguy said, defiantly go 9th scale, or you'll kick yourself later. I think they do tend to get big, that's why most scale courses have small buildings like one room cabins and the like. I know Smiggins has a great outhouse...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small Factory View Post
    Yes, like imthatguy said, defiantly go 9th scale, or you'll kick yourself later. I think they do tend to get big, that's why most scale courses have small buildings like one room cabins and the like. I know Smiggins has a great outhouse...
    It's great until you've used the main floor.
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    So most builds are at 9th scale? I’ve been making stuff (little accessories) for my deadbolt and was using 1:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubmobile View Post
    So most builds are at 9th scale? I’ve been making stuff (little accessories) for my deadbolt and was using 1:10.
    Most builds that are based off the Tamiya Hilux, Axial Wrangler, among others. Most of the Traxxas trucks are 9th scale too. Measure the wheelbase, body dimensions, etc. to discover what the true scale is.
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    Thanks!

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    This might help.




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    Last edited by imthatguy; 02-06-2021 at 09:25 PM.

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