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 1:500 Runway Length
 Apollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted Sun Dec 24 2006 08:05:40 UTC (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

 Hello everyone. THis past week i was able to clear out my family;s old "playroom" and it is now all ot myself. I want to create an airport in there for my herpa wings collection (100+ airplanes) now im having trouble. I want to have a realastic airport with a realisitic runway from start to end. FOr a 11,000 foot REAL runway. What would the length be in 1:500 scale and even 1:1000 scale. Also, does anyone know how to calculate or convert real length to 1:500 length?
 Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3543 posts, RR: 9 Reply 1, posted Sun Dec 24 2006 08:25:44 UTC (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

 B737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 226 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted Sun Dec 24 2006 08:26:48 UTC (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

 If I'm not mistaken a scale of 1:500 means that for every 500 feet of real runway is represented by 1 foot in the scale model. Therefore, for an 11,000 foot runway at a scale of 1:500 you must divide the 11,000 feet into 500 foot segments, the result will be the number of 1 foot segments you need to represent in your model. Hence: 11000/500=22 feet on your model; or else at a scale 1:1000: 11000/1000=11. I might be wrong but I think thats the way to do it, hope this helps.
 San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5012 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted Sun Dec 24 2006 08:26:51 UTC (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

 Simple- divide the real length by 500. In your case, 11000/500... That'll be a 22 foot runway. With 1:1000, its the same principle- 11000/1000- an 11 foot runway. [EDIT]Looks like I've been beaten by 2 others! Either way, just divide by 500 or 1000 (whatever the case may be) and you get your result.[Edited 2006-12-24 08:28:16]
 Scotty doesn't know...
 Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted Wed Dec 27 2006 05:27:23 UTC (9 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

HAHA! That was really funny! But nevertheless, I would've never thought about making a scale runway. Awesome. If you pull it off Apollo, get some pics!

 Apollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted Thu Dec 28 2006 08:40:16 UTC (9 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

 I just realized the probably a 9 foot runway will be sufficent (maybe shorter). Im really focusing on the terminal detail. None the less i would really like to make a full airport but it would make the room really small for more than three people to be in there at the same time.
 Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3543 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted Thu Dec 28 2006 10:20:39 UTC (9 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

 Quoting Apollo13 (Reply 5):I just realized the probably a 9 foot runway will be sufficent (maybe shorter). Im really focusing on the terminal detail.

Post some pics here if when it's coming along. Sounds like a fun project.

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