WSAM Calculator

(WSAM = World's Smallest Air Museum)

Use this calculator to determine the printer settings for any scale you want.
Note: Not all Fiddlersgreen cards have a WSAM on them.

Look for the WSAM percentage on your card and enter your settings.

Results: You can view the results of your calculation here for any common scale. If you prefer to choose a different scale or different WSAM setting then click below. All these will update to the new settings.

Additional Information

N scale is a very popular modeling scale. Different Manufacturers and different countries use different percentages to mean the same thing, so N scale can be anywhere from 1:148 to 1:160. Some manufacturers use 1:160 scale, some use 1:148.

Nevertheless, the gauge (not the scale) is the distance between the rails. It is always 9 mm (0.354 in). The term N gauge refers to the track dimensions, but in the UK the term "N gauge" means 1:148 scale with 9 mm (0.354 in) track gauge.

The terms N scale and N gauge can be confusing, but just remember that the scale is the ratio or proportion of the model compared to a real object. Gauge is just a distance between rails.

A lot of people use N scale because it allows modelers to build layouts that take up less space than HO scale. The models are about half the size of HO) scale (1:87). Z scale is even smaller (1:220) and T scale is between 1:450 and 1:480.

N scale is most commonly used in 1:144 scale for miniature wargaming.

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