LEGO Model Scaler

Written by Elroy Davis on Oct 27, 2010 in - 0 Comments

Sometimes it really pays to watch what non-train LEGO fans are up to.

Spotted tonight over on the TechnicBRICKs blog, the Model Scaler Tool by Sariel.


This tool is super simple to use.  Find an image online, enter the URL, adjust the image, then draw a known dimension.  After the Calculate button is clicked, all other dimensions drawn on screen follow the scale set with the original line.

As an example, in the image above, I defined the first line, drawn across the middle driver wheel of the 2-6-0 locomotive, as 4 studs.  A few quick lines later, and I can easily see that the complete locomotive is 27 studs long, the tender is 14 studs long, and the cab is 10 studs tall from track level.

I've only played with this for a few minutes, but I can already see it becoming an standard tool for LEGO modelers of all sorts.


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Elroy Davis lives in southern Vermont with his wife and two daughters. In addition to LEGO trains, his hobbies include board gaming, war-game terrain building, mask-making, photography, and, most recently, scratch-building traditional skin-on-frame kayaks. When not creating things, he spends his free time learning how to create things.


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