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Offline cabbage

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #15 on: Apr 07 2020 13:15 »
At 15cm that is a handy size for things around the 10 feet size. Since most of my models sit within a 10 feet sq envelope this makes things easier to mark and measure with.

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Ralph

Offline wolfstone

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Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #16 on: Apr 07 2020 18:00 »
Hi All,
I  would prefer a longer rule but would support what ever could be provided.
Tim

Offline MikeWilliams

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« Reply #17 on: Apr 07 2020 19:50 »
Regrettably, whilst this present restriction is in force, the etchers are not working, so a quote won't be available for a few months.  However, I am still very happy to send the CAD file to anyone who wishes to lead the project.  He can check it over and make any alterations, but if anyone else can find an etcher that's working good luck!

Mike

Offline Spitfire2865

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #18 on: Apr 08 2020 01:03 »
Would it not be worthwhile to make an 18"ish example and then chop it down for those prefering a smaller length?
Or split the etch up into shorter and longer ones and maybe sell as a set? I can see both being useful to me at least. Im sure to others as well.
As most of my stuff ranges from 11-17" an 18" rule would suit me well. But a shorter 6" is much easier to manipulate for smaller parts.
-Trevor Young

Offline IanT

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #19 on: Apr 08 2020 09:26 »
If you can find a thin 500mm rule (or longer if you wish) then reading directly off it in 'mm' and multiplying by 0.074147 (I've rounded it) will give you the full-sized scale feet. Easy to do with the Memory function on most calculators.

Why that number? - lets do it the long way - 1mm x 22.6 (full size in mm) / 25.4 (to inches) / 12 (to feet). So do this calculation, store the result and there you go. Not direct reading but pretty good for most things...

Only thing is - I can't find a 'mm' rule that starts back at 200mm when I get up to 299mm (like my G3 ones does) - and I've grown kind of accustomed to it.   :-)

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IanT
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Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #20 on: Apr 08 2020 12:15 »
Cheeky - I knew there was an error on there somewhere!

Mike

Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #21 on: Apr 09 2020 09:07 »
Well, I'll buy one, 12 or 18 inches, if it's thin and matte.

Jon

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Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #22 on: Apr 09 2020 11:59 »
Is it possible for an owner of one of these elusive beasts to take a photo and post it on here, please. Cos, at the moment, I think I've got more chance of spotting Bigfoot...…   ;D LOL

Offline IanT

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #23 on: Apr 09 2020 14:00 »
Couldn't find a Bigfoot - but did find this image from 2009.

I cannot remember the exact where & whys of how I have this - I think it's original artwork that was photographed (maybe by Mike). A bit blurry but it may give you some idea - otherwise I'll take a photo of mine....

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IanT



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Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #24 on: Apr 09 2020 14:27 »
You can probably see from Ian's picture that the scale rule is on both edges of one side of the rule.  Occasionally useful for measuring into corners where RH or LH help.  The other side of the rule just has full size measurements - MM one edge and Inches the other, with the usual sections for 1/2mm, CM and on the other side some sections with 16th, 1/8th etc.  the idea being that whatever you want should be on there somewhere but the whole of one side is just Gauge 3.

Mike

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Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #25 on: Apr 09 2020 16:47 »
Thanks, Ian & Mike, now I know what's what, what...!

Mike, did you produce the original artwork or was it a commission job?

Have tried phoning Photo-Etch, no answer, no surprise, no answer machine message? So an email has been fired over, see if anybody is monitoring traffic whilst working from home - had no 'out of office' or bounce back, so I'll just bide my time.

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Measuring Sticks, G3 for the use of.
« Reply #26 on: Apr 09 2020 20:31 »
I did the artwork Barry, on AutoCAD.  Will be interesting to see what PEC say because it was done in my name, so they shouldn't tell you anything about it, but we'll see!

I ordered some etches from them on 5th Feb and they've not arrived so I am sure they have closed.

Mike