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#1 cpbell

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:27

...as in the width of a car's suspension from one wheel to the other, which dimension are we giving? In other words, is it to the centre of the wheel, the inner rim, or the outer rim? I ask because I've just taken delvery of a 1:43rd replica of the 1952 Ferrari 500 F2 car from the "La Storia" collection, and the track that I'm measuring and multiplying by 43 gives a much larger number than the track published in the booklet which accompanies the model. :rolleyes:

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#2 fines

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:42

Should always be centre to centre, although there may be some form of artistic license involved with some manufacturers...

#3 cpbell

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:54

Thanks for that, fines. :up: Right, let's see...

Booklet quotes 1278 front/1250 rear track.

Model (wheel centres) measures 34.5 mm both front and rear.
Multiply by scale factor of 43 = 1483.5 both front and rear.

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I've been pretty pleased with the models I've bought so far in this collection, but this one is much less accurate than the others I have so far.