Lumber and Structural Shapes|
Since modelers build to many different scales,
it would be impractical to list materials to specific scales. However, the following
information should be helpful:
HO scale, .012" equals 1 prototype inch.
3/16" scale, .016" (1/64") equals 1 inch.
3/8" scale, .03 (1/32") equals 1 inch.
very close dimensions are rounded off.
1 mm is actually .0394" -we call it .040".
All wood is accurate to 1/200 of an inch made of the
finest Basswood and Mahogany.
Wood strips up to 1" wide are cut to precise dimensions. Sheets 2" wide
or more are cut to a close tolerance and are smoothly sanded on both sides.
Because of the natural characteristics of wood and the tooling employed in cutting,
most strips and sheets have one surface smoother than the other. Modelers are
advised to inspect stock to take advantage of this.
Since wood is a natural product, a certain number of minor flaws and blemishes
are inherent. We try to keep these to a minimum.