Although most of our models are designed for use with OO/HO scale model railway layouts, it’s possible to rescale them to suit other gauges to. This quick and simple guide shows you how to do just that.

Printing a model at different scales is easy if you follow these instructions. The example given is for a 1/76th,  OO scale model, but the principle is the same for other scales. Use our Model Scale Converter to find out the conversion factors.
To print at OO-scale (1/76th) set your Adobe Acrobat to 100% like this:

Or:
To print at HO scale (1/87th) you need to alter your printer settings to “87%”  (This IS correct – a 1/87th model is 87% of the size of a 1/76th scale model!).

And that’s all there is to it!

Click here to download this guide as a PDF file

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5 Responses to How to scale our models when printing

  1. George says:

    Hi Justin, Can you add N scale percentages to this file? Thanks, George.

  2. JustinN says:

    Hi George, To scale OO to N gauge the scaling percentage is 51.35% when you print it. You can also reduce other kits down using our Model Scale Converter here http://www.scalemodelscenery.com/model-scale-converter/. It calculates the percentage you need to enter into your printer settings when you print the kit.

    Hope that helps,

    Justin

  3. Ross says:

    How well will they upscale? Planning for 28mm/30mm wargames figures.

    • JustinN says:

      Hi Ross, Is there a particular kit you’re interested in? If so, I can scale one up for you and send you some samples. Thanks, Justin

  4. Brian Norris says:

    Is it possible to upscale to O Gauge as well?

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