Numer Plate Dimensions?

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  1. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Can anyone give me the dimensions (Width/Height) of an actual 1500 class, front end, coonskin number plate? I want to make a 1:4 scale number plate for my 1500 class themed bbq grill.
     
  2. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    tip to tip, 6" tall by 11" wide.
     
  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    How about 10-1/2" tall tip to tip and 20-1/2" wide tip to tip.
     
  4. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    Don, I think the dims you posted are for the "Hancock" full data plates. The dims I have for the single headlight mount/number plate casting is 22 3/4 x 11 1/2. Not sure about the sheet metal and bracket plates such as was on the 1632. Jeff
     
  5. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    This sounds more accurate to me. I measured a picture and the number plate width seemed to be about 1/4 the width of the boiler diameter at the front. The height of the plate seemed to be about 1/2 of the width. 22.75 x 11.5 seems to be what I was looking for. 1:4 scale for my bbq grill would be roughly 5 & 11/16" x 2 & 7/8." I'll probably round up to 6"x3" which is exactly what I had estimated from the picture measurements and my fading memory of the diameter of the 1522's boiler at the front...89"? Thanks, Jeff.
     
  6. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    You're right Jeff, I just threw a tape on the plaster casting of the 503 I had here. I remember now thinking they were about 12x24, but your number sounds better.
     

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