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Undertaker2480
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October 14th, 2015, 8:27 pm #1

Hey guys...have really enjoyed scrolling through the builds on this sight. Awesome talent! I am getting ready to wade back into model building after several years of being away, and am wanting to try my hand at a diorama...one of those "forever dioramas", that never seem to get done, with the tinkering and detailing. My question is this: I have been playing on Google all afternoon and have found dollhouse items I think will work great for the diorama I have in mind. But apparently dollhouse accessories come in several different scales. I see one scale that is pretty previlant, and, according to the sights is what I am looking for. I am terrible at conversions so, my (newbie...don't hang me!) question is: is the 1/2" scale items they show the same as 1/24 scale? According to the sights that I search on, it says it is. Some of these items are prety expensive, and I didn't want to invest a lot in the first order to find out they are way too large for what I'm using. Thanks in advance y'all!
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October 14th, 2015, 11:04 pm #2

Under, some of the doll house items work ok but try looking at the model train stuff in "G" scale. Also don't forget to check the bay in resin parts and you will also find some good items. Check Woodland Scenics.com for all kinds of items to help with your diorama.
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October 15th, 2015, 12:49 am #3

Thanks Lefty! I'm a "converted" (or, I guess in my case, a REverted) model railroader, and I've seen some great stuff for G scale models that I can most definitely use. There's just a thing or three that I can't find in traditional model railroad stores or sites, but Google kept directing me to dollhouse furniture sites. They have some pretty neat things, and I just wanted to make sure what they are calling 1/2" scale coincides with 1/24 & 1/25 models.
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October 15th, 2015, 2:11 am #4

1/2" = 1 foot is definitely 1/24, 1:24 scale.

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October 15th, 2015, 11:35 am #5

:))) .z. :)))
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October 15th, 2015, 10:30 pm #6

Welcome back to the hobby, can't wait to see your builds!!!!
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October 20th, 2015, 2:51 pm #7

:lol: Thanks, Doc! Looking forward to getting back into it! Hopefully will start getting some things up here before long!
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October 20th, 2015, 7:20 pm #8

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January 12th, 2016, 1:57 am #9

......Purchased a really neat modeling book today from the LHS ......despite being published in 1978, the book is full of great advise and how to's that I intend to use..... as it so happens there is a chapter that speaks on the subject of this thread. The 1/12 scale doll house furnishings and etc. that are the smaller detailed items can be used in a 1/25 diorama or even a kit build as the book uses the interior of a 1/25 70's custom van as an example of 12th scale doll house furnishings being used to finish out the interior.
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January 14th, 2016, 3:00 am #10

Here is a modeling site that has a great scale calculator that I use often. The calculator is found at bottom of page. It does not take to long to figure out how to use it.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/private.php

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