The main scale used for agricultural models is 1:32 scale, but how big is that? This guide tries to help. We have many other popular scales on this site, you will find a complete list at the bottom of this page.
In it's simplest terms the scale of a model is the ratio of the size of the model to the size of the real item, meaning if you have a 1:32 scale tractor you will need 32 of them lined up nose to tail to equal the length of the real thing, so is 1/32 the size.
How big is a 1:32 scale model?
The exact size of the model will depend on the size of the real thing, though for an average size tractor a 1:32 scale model will be around around 12 cm / 5 ins in length, and an average 1:32 scale combine harvester will be around 30cm / 12 ins in length.
1:87 is smaller than 1:32 - 1:87 is also known as the HO scale, a popular size for model railways. Note: OO scale railway is popular in the UK and slightly larger than HO at approximately 1:76 scale. The two scales are compared in the following picture;