Q: In a recent Garden Railways e-mail there were 1:24 and 1:25 scale rules pictured. Are these available and from whom? –tinksdaddy, via email
A: Scale rules for garden railways: Ten years ago, there were many manufacturers offering scale rulers – frequently referred to as rules – in a variety of the larger scales. Unfortunately, there are far fewer options today, but you still have a handful of choices. I will list them at the end of this response, with a link to the manufacturer.
I also consulted with Tim Kidwell, editor of Kalmbach Media’s Finescale Modeler. He suggests using an architect’s scale. These triangle-shaped rules have conversions for 6 to 12 different scales, including 1:24 and 1:32. Find these at office supply stores, art supply stores, and many places online.
Model Craft has a combined rule for 1:12 and 1:24
Excel has one rule that includes 1:24 and 1:25 scales
Brunel Models sells rules in 1:24, 1:25, and 1:32 scales
Masterpiece Models offers a four-pack of rules that includes 1:32