Scale sizes Model Rigging Materials

 

 

Size and type

  Actual Diameter

 

Scale diameter
1:350

Scale diameter-
1:144

Flytying Thread

 

 

 

3/0

.012  approx only

Approx. 4

Approx. 1-3/4

6/0

.006  approx only

Approx. 2

Approx. 7/8

8/0

.003  approx only

Approx. 1

Approx. 7/16

 

 

 

 

Hair

 

 

 

Black

Approx .006-.007

Approx. 2 to 2-1/2

Approx. 7/8 to 1

Brown

Approx .0015-.002

Approx.  to

Approx . to

 

 

 

 

Nitinol/Flexinol

 

 

 

.001

.001       .025 mm

3/8

1/8

.0015

.0015     .038 mm

3/16+

.002

.002       .050 mm

11/16

5/16

.003

.003       .075 mm

1

7/16

.004

.004       .100 mm

1-3/8

9/16

.005

.005       .125 mm

1-3/4

.006

.006       .150 mm

2

7/8

.010

.010       .250 mm

3-1/2

1-7/16

 

 

 

 

Fiber Optic Cable

 

 

 

.25 mm fiber optic

.010       .250 mm

3

1-3/8

.50 mm fiber optic

.020       .500 mm

6-7/8

2-7/8

.75 mm fiber optic

.030       .750 mm

10-3/8

4

 

 

 

 

Monofilament Fishing Line

 

 

 

  2 lb test

.006       .145 mm

2

7/8

  4 lb test

.008       .200 mm

2

1-1/8

  6 lb test

.010       .250 mm

3

1-3/8

  8 lb test

.011       .285 mm

4

1-5/8

12 lb test

.012       .310 mm

4

1

16 lb test

.016       .400 mm

5

2

20 lb test

.018       .450 mm

6

2

25 lb test

.020       .500 mm

6-7/8

2-7/8

30 lb test

.022       .570 mm

7-7/8

3

50 lb test

.030       .740 mm

10

4


(Note - some materials are also suitable for modeling handrails, jackstays, conduits, piping and hull ribs)

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