Plastruct Conversions - 98-05-21
TT-09 Plastruct Conversions

Plastruct Conversions

Whenever I get to the hobby shop to buy supplies, I always seem to forget what size material I need to match what I am modeling. This happens mostly with these small plastic channels, I-beams, H-columns, and such. I created these charts for all of the Plastruct shapes so I could correlate the item number and size with its scale equivalent.

You can use these charts to find the closest size for prototype structural members, or you can convert from magazine articles that give the size in inches for a certain scale. If the article mentions using 5/16 x 3/8 square tubing for a detail in HO scale, you can look up the scale dimensions for that tubing and find the matching tubing for your scale.

Please note that I do not sell these items. If you need to get in touch with Plastruct, here is their address:

1020 South Wallace Place
City of Industry, CA 91748
phone: (626) 912-7016

I have divided the items up to match Plastruct Hobby Model Parts Catalog Volume 6. Most items are included. All files are plain text files for you to save and print out if you wish. Use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.

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If you have comments, suggestions on what you would like to see
or data you might like, you can email me at:
Rick Blanchard -

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