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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 1, 2022 4:59 PM

I am hunting good scale rulers.  I have a real nice stainless ho one.   along with ctt version.   I was looking for other scales.  Anybody know where i can find them?   good ones.  I had an order in t a place that just as i did that, they stopped making them and i didnt get them.  they were all nice stainless too.  Anybody know where I can find scale rulers of different scales.  

 

shane

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Posted by maxman on Monday, August 1, 2022 5:14 PM

The Mascot rule (stainless) I have has HO, O, and S on one side, and N scale on the other side.

What other scales do you need?

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 1, 2022 7:12 PM

The G scales mostly

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:35 AM

I stopped using scale rulers in favor of a digital caliper.

I have an ExCel spreadsheet where I enter the real-world dimension and it aumatically converts it to inches down to the thousandth. I enter that into the caliper and transfer it to the model.

-Kevin

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:20 AM

It would be interesting to know what "scale" a G gauge ruler would be in because it has become a "rubber" scale based on what prototype gauge is being represented by the track: is it meter gauge(1:22.5), 3 foot narrow gauge the so called F scale 1:20.32); 42" gauge; or "standard" gauge?   And even if "standard" gauge, does that mean a scale that matches the track for the Aristo Craft and similar makes (1:29) , or the scale that was used with the old and obsolete "1" gauge (1:32)?   

Various manufacturers have rounded up or rounded down these scales or arrived at their own "looks good" compromise scales.

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Posted by jjdamnit on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 12:29 PM

Hello All,

SeeYou190
I have an ExCel spreadsheet where I enter the real-world dimension and it aumatically (SIC) converts it to inches down to the thousandth. I enter that into the caliper and transfer it to the model.

I found a scale conversion website:

Garden State Central Scale Calculator

This site covers many scales, via a drop-down menu, and can convert from actual to scale and scale to actual.

I also have a set of calipers; decimal inch, millimeters, and fractional inch- -very handy- -from Harbor Freight Tools.

For rougher measurements, I have an inexpensive plastic caliper that is scaled in fractional inches and millimeters.

I model in HO and have a Microscale Decals® clear plastic ruler- -available in HO only.

Good luck with your search and as always...

Hope this helps.

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