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June 25th, 2014, 03:08 PM
hello, all. chris here.

i am making a model railroad where the table should be about 3ft 10in (about 1.17 meters) tall, but the heights in trainz are measured in some units that i can't understand. what measurement of units in trainz should i use to achieve this height?


June 25th, 2014, 03:15 PM
The height in Trainz is measured in something half of the world does their measurements with: The metric system. In other words: Meters.

If you can figure out the scale you are making your model railroad in, you can multiply that 1.17 with the scale you have in mind and you know the alternative height in meters.

June 25th, 2014, 03:34 PM
EDITED POST: sorry, but what i meant was: what is 3ft 10in in trainz units? the metric conversion is 1.1684 meters.

June 25th, 2014, 03:50 PM
Trainz "units" are meters.

June 25th, 2014, 04:28 PM
this is what -1.1684 meters looks like:


June 25th, 2014, 04:35 PM
That looks like about that ... a meter is slightly over 1 US Yard (36")

Trainz really only goes 2 decimal places so you divot is just shy -1.17m

The model RR scale setting only changes the Trainz ruler, and is basicly useless, unless you want to measure in that scale

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June 25th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Indeed, that image is what 1.17m looks like. Sorry, but I have no clue what kind of point you are trying to make.

The height measurement, just like about everything, in Trainz is done in meters.

If you want to make something 1.17m height, do so.
However, if you are building something in, lets say, HO scale, you will have to do that 1.17 times 87 (since HO is 1:87 scale).

Now I kinda already told you that in my first post, so if you have a different question or comment in mind, please state it more clearly.

June 25th, 2014, 05:19 PM
....you will have to do that 1.17 times 87 (since HO is 1:87 scale).

ooooohhhhhhhhhh, okay. now i see what you mean. will do! sorry about being dumb.

June 25th, 2014, 05:29 PM
sorry about being dumb.You are probably not dumb. I am sorry if I made you feel that way.

Happy you figured it out. Good luck building your route!

June 25th, 2014, 05:52 PM
thanks, and no, you did not make me feel dumb, so there is no need to be sorry.

June 28th, 2014, 02:32 AM
If you want to simulate a model railway/railroad in Trainz, you need to make the surroundings look bigger by adding walls around the baseboard, a floor the correct distance below the baseboard, and a baseboard edge. You also need to remove unwanted areas of the Trainz baseboard to leave just the model baseboard you need. I use the assets created by itareus to do this. I have also made some model backscenes. As my model railways are to 1:76 scale I make these 76 times bigger than for 'normal' Trainz assets. In fact I use 2 metres Trainz to represent 1 inch model when creating, thus a backscene 18" high is 36 metres in GMax.


June 28th, 2014, 02:46 AM

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