How to understand scale when choosing your farm toy or diecast replica

This picture above shows the range of difference between various scales.

Die-cast tractors showing various scales

“Scale” refers to the relative size of the replica toy to the actual vehicle, expressed as a fraction or a ratio. The large toy tractor is 1/16 the size of the actual tractor. Every inch on the replica equals 16 inches on the real tractor. The larger the scale, the smaller the denominator; a 1/16 scale toy is much larger than a 1/87.

“Scale” doesn’t refer to actual size. For example, a 1/16 scale toy could measure 8, 12, or 14 inches long.

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