this page we try and explain the differing Scales
of Models of the Ford Anglia 105E
Anglias (and most other model cars, planes,
trains and boats) are normally produced to some
sort of Scale, and to many people
these Scales are a little confusing.
Here I will try and explain how these scales work
with the aid of some words, and a couple of
When a model of a Ford
Anglia is produced, its dimensions (the overall
height, width and depth) are usually
scaled down in size to fit in with a
manufacturers particular model range. The model
may be needed to sit comfortably next to a
locomotive on a model railway, to fit a certain
size of packaging or to display at an attractive
size in a display case.
This reduction in size is usually
expressed as a ratio, ie. 1:76 or more commonly
as a fraction e.g. 1/76th and indicates the size
of the model compared to that of the original
car. This is more commonly known as the Scale.
A model that is 1:1 scale
(or 1/1th scale) would obviously be exactly the
same size as a real Ford Anglia, meaning the
model would be 12 9 ½ (153.5 Inches)
or 3898.9 mm in length, quite a model!
A model that is 1:43 scale
(or 1/43rd scale, quite a common scale for model
cars) would be 43 times smaller in size compared
to a real Ford Anglia meaning the model would be
3.57 Inches or 90.67 mm in length and should
easily fit on a display shelf.
all manufacturers are quite as fastidious with
there scaling down of dimensions and sometimes
the models do not look quite as they should, but
they all add to the appeal of the Ford Anglia
Model Collector. Hopefully this short explanation
(and the charts shown below) may have gone
someway into explaining what all of the different
scales mean when quoted by model manufacturers on