Is there an easy formula to convert feet of track to 1/32 scale miles. For example: If I had 20 feet of track would that equal 2 scale miles?
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I could be wrong but I believe 165 feet =1x1/32nd scale mile. [5280 feet divided by 32=165]Last edited by Racing Bandit; October 3, 2020, 02:15 PM.


Quite simple..........1 mile = 5280 ft.,..................5280 divided by 32 = 165..............therefore, 165ft. equal a scale 1/32 mile..........there are no other equations/formulas/answers.
Therefore,......82.5ft equal a scale 1/32 half mile,........and, 41.25 ft. equal a 1/32 scale quarter mile.....etc. etc.
Cheers
Chris WalkerLast edited by chrisguyw; October 3, 2020, 03:46 PM.
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...1 mile = 5280 ft.,..................5280 divided by 32 = 165..............therefore, 165ft. equal a scale 1/32 mile..........there are no other equations/formulas/answers.
Therefore,......82.5ft equal a scale 1/32 half mile,........and, 41.25 ft. equal a 1/32 scale quarter mile..
So, if a train leaves Boston at 3PM, what time do you get to Chicago?Matt B
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Being an exrailroad engineer , it all depends on the type or class of train you are , mixed freight train , ie box cars and the such could be as fast as 50 mph to as slow as 40 mph , now if you are a intermodal , ie truck containers , 60 mph , if you are a passenger train , Amtrak , you are 70 mph , but you also have track restrictions for speed that will factor in . So , if you are excepting to get there on time , you better have your fingers crossed that nothing happens along the way , just sit back and enjoy the ride . And I think the calculations are correct

Ex railroad engineer Fathead59? that makes 2 of us except my stint was here in New Zealand so no idea of time spent travelling from Boston to Chicago but well versed with the track from Clyde to Ranfurly which is no longer in existence except as a rail trail.


Originally posted by chrisguyw View PostQuite simple..........1 mile = 5280 ft.,..................5280 divided by 32 = 165..............therefore, 165ft. equal a scale 1/32 mile..........there are no other equations/formulas/answers.
Therefore,......82.5ft equal a scale 1/32 half mile,........and, 41.25 ft. equal a 1/32 scale quarter mile.....etc. etc.
Cheers
Chris WalkerPrint It, Build It, Race It, Improve It, Repeat...
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Originally posted by mattb View Post...1 mile = 5280 ft.,..................5280 divided by 32 = 165..............therefore, 165ft. equal a scale 1/32 mile..........there are no other equations/formulas/answers.
Therefore,......82.5ft equal a scale 1/32 half mile,........and, 41.25 ft. equal a 1/32 scale quarter mile..
So, if a train leaves Boston at 3PM, what time do you get to Chicago?
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Not so much but the other half from Dunedin to Ranfurly a lot more so. Especially Wingatui to Middlemarch  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...s=ds&form=QBVR  which is still a tourist attraction today. I only had the pleasure of driving that piece of the route once unfortunately.


Originally posted by mattb View Post.
So, if a train leaves Boston at 3PM, what time do you get to Chicago?
If you travel from Boston to Chicago at 40mph one way and 60 miles per hour on the return trip it will take you 40 hours and 25 minutes even though you averaged 50mph for the round trip.
This is of course my calculations, yours may vary.
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Ahhh...a common mistake. Doing a round trip one way at 40 and the other at 60 does not average 50, because you spend less time driving 60 and more time driving 40. Your distance is the same on each leg but your time is different. Your average speed over the distance is less than 50.
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