What Is 1:43 Scale in Inches?

An inch of length in the model corresponds to 43 inches of length for the object being represented in a 1:43 scale. Practically speaking, a 1:43 scale model of a yacht of 43 feet would be 12 inches long.

Die-cast model automobile producers frequently use the 1:43 scale. British O scale model railway sets are where it all started. It gained popularity all over the world because it was a little bigger than the 1:48 American O scale while yet being similar enough to allow accessories to be used on both the American and British O scales.

In 1951, the first model vehicle in 1:43 scale was made available. The length of an automobile model at 1:43 scale ranges from 3.5 to 4.5 inches.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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