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 Posted: Sat Dec 15th, 2018 01:27 am
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Oh yeah... That's right!

I am a 1:36.759%$&#! modeler.

Thanks, I'll make sure to deduct that 1.7.%*^#! from my future models.

Thanks Woodie!




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 Posted: Sat Dec 15th, 2018 02:53 am
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W C Greene wrote: No, you can get around 1:35 scale without a scale ruler.
Do what Daniel and I do...get a couple of 1:35 scale figures, they can be soldiers or whatever, and use them to "set the scale". ...
The use of a scale figure helps to determine things like door heights, roof heights, things like that.
When I modeled in HO and O scale, I did have scale rulers but never used them, a figure or two did the job.

Woodie


Makes sense.

No matter what the scale is, or isn't,
if things don't look 'right' with the figures being used,
then they will always look not quite right.




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 Posted: Sat Dec 15th, 2018 03:40 am
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" Do what Daniel and I do...get a couple of 1:35 scale figures "  :dt:


:java: :y:

I've only been saying that ... since about Post No.65  :old dude:  :-



" As I said on the previous << Page, having a TRUE SCALE figure to test your 'eye' & 'builds' by ... is THE LAW. 

An automobile, truck or horse etc. would work well too.

A scale-rule can tell you how things 'measure', but NEVER if they are gonna look RIGHT "



:doh:  It's not rocket appliances ...


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 Posted: Sat Dec 15th, 2018 04:28 am
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Don't worry Si...I have been saying (writing) things since **** and nobody reads them.
Just like most things in this and other hobbies, techniques and "discoveries" come around about every 20 years and somebody usually says
"I just developed this" or "I just discovered this".

I've got some ocean front property in Tucson for sale...
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I never had in my hands a scale ruler!!!

May be one day we'll be free enough to learn and accept that relative sizes of things in a scene are not meant to be a science,
but a very important aspect of our expression.
As artists discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, it had always been in African sculpture,
where accentuated or downsized 'reality'(...!) dimensions express the relative importance for the maker of aspects of the image...

Our main problem is we spoil our hobby comparing what we do:
we compare with what others do or did, we compare it with what we have done before,
and -the worse of all- we compare it with what we had in mind!
That is all simply destructiveness.

What we build is not often 'wrong' but what we judge about it is!

That is why we should learn more from uncontaminated beginners instead of smiling condescendingly at
(wrongly assuming that we 'know better'), comparing or judging what they bring up.

But there is hope:
life gives us as many chances as we need to wake up and have more respect for our own and other's 'errors'.

Sorry, I am too old to feel any respect for 'rules' of any kind. :wave:


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That's the whole Updah philosophy! It's supposed to be On30 and thus 1/48 but nothing's "to scale" but it all sort of fits - well, to me anyway! 

Figures range from supposedly 28mm, 1/50, 1/48, 1/43 and probably some more although their true scale is dubious in many cases,
but they all live happily together as do we 1:1 versions who come in all shapes and sizes.

Buildings are constructed around door openings that allow the little people to get in and out,
and as for rolling stock and locos, that's anybody's guess.
You could say that the Bachmann stuff is 1/48 but I constantly read that they're under scale and a compromise in design anyway. 
So much easier and more fun to build what suits you. 
And remember, Rule No.1 always applies - It's my railroad and.........! (_!_)




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Seems to be some kind of theme going here.

Well I don't need a scale rule.
Just need to convert a drawing to the scale I want,
and then I am going to do something insane and try my first board by board build.

Why would I go to these lengths?
Because I'm cheap and I do not have scribed siding for this model; gotta make my own.




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Traingeekboy wrote: Because I'm cheap and I do not have scribed siding for this model; gotta make my own.

Sounds just like a lot of what was in Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

(that's the one that was from New Jersey, not Milwaukee)


when I started model railroading in the 1970s. :)




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Kitbash0n30 wrote: Traingeekboy wrote: Because I'm cheap and I do not have scribed siding for this model; gotta make my own.

Sounds just like a lot of what was in Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

(that's the one that was from New Jersey, not Milwaukee)


when I started model railroading in the 1970s. :)



That was a good magazine. 



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