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Old 06-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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Default Scale to inches conversions


Im new to boats, and am looking at a taubman Charlottle towboat that is 1/96 scale. I can find how to get the length out of it.

Another question I had, can I put motors and run the taubman boat plans? Are Taubman plans actual boats that I can run in the water? Or just displany?

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Default RE: Scale to inches conversions

find out how long the original is first. Like the USS Missouri am work on is 1/192 scale. The real one has a Length:887.2 ft (270.4 m) and a
Beam: 108.2 ft (33.0 m).
887feet x 12(inches) + 20(inches) / 192(scale) = 55.541" scale or 55 1/2",
beam you do 108 x 12(inches) + 20(inches) / 192 scale = 6.8" Hope this helps
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Default RE: Scale to inches conversions

You can not run the Taubman boat plans in water,.. the paper gets wet, then they
tend to get soggy and tear...

It is a much better Idea to use the plans to build a model.


The scale of the plans tell us nothing other than the plans, and the model built from
those plans will equal 96"(or 8 feet) to the inch... So to tell you how many inches long the
model will be, we need to know the length of the real boat.

IF, the real boat is 120 feet long, then divided by 8 feet(96") = 15.. so the plans would show a boat 15" long

You can then enlarge or reduce the plans to get a scale that will allow you to build a model that
would allow you to contruct it for Radio control.

Try contacting Toeboat Joe... He has all the skinney on large tow boats. He may even have more
photographs of the Charlotte posted on his website.


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