16mm Scale Rule

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Post by Tobias » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:37 pm

hiya :|
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Post by Narrow Minded » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:28 am

Ah-hem!
But not getting an email to ask if it could be put on this site
I mentioned it in one of my Emails to you when asking about wiring diagrams for your "diesel" sound card which you sell on eBay.
You only answered some of my questions anyway, along with a rough sketch, so you didn't seem to be too bothered at the time
- by the look of some of the downloads available on your site (like the "cardboard coaches" which I thought were a benefit of membership to the 16mm Egroup, I may be wrong) you yourself are obviously an advocate of "freedom of information via the world wide web" and besides, how the hell can you copyright something that you didn't invent?

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Post by Narrow Minded » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 am

Not to worry, I posted it up in the first instance (with what I thought was a reasonable explanation about where the image was from) so I'll assume responsibility for replacing it - watch this space. :roll:
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Post by Narrow Minded » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:00 pm

Sorry about the double post, but being a little upset by all this faff I've done a little research.

Under "Copyright Law" and "What cannot be copyright" I found this.......
•Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship (for example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, and lists or tables.
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Post by Sir haydn » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:14 pm

Very true. You cannot copywrite a scale :? If you could copywrite that ruler you had better get intouch with....Brandbright, Triassic anf polly engineering as I have 16mm scale rulers from all of those! Non have a copywrite on them because it is impossible to copywrite the item. The only thing you could copywrite is a photo of the ruler as this would be an 'original' image

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Post by Narrow Minded » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:51 pm

I've had a very nice reply to an Email I sent to John Angell enquiring about possible use of his original artwork for a scale ruler.

I've pasted a relevant comment below, what do fellow Forum members reckon?

The problem with posting a scan of the artwork on a group website is that no two printers seem to be set up quite the same. I know my printer will print at 100% to scale, because that's my job at stake and I have everything set up correctly. However, unless both the scaling and the number of pixels to the inch are right, and the printer is completely reliable, trouble will ensue. What do you think?

Alternatively, look out for an old imperial 5/8" scale rule, with each 5/8" divided to represent 12 inches! (Thus two feet scale 1 1/4", = O gauge. They turn up on eBay from time to time.
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Post by Sir Clothem Cap » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:55 pm

He has a point. printers widely vary in quality.

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Post by MoelygestLR » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 pm

I have to deal with this a lot, printing scale plans of buildings out from CAD programs sometimes. There are a lot of problems and iv found unless you have the specailist lay out software (I use adobe InDesign, but there will be others) problems may occur.

Indesign will allow you to scale the artwork of the ruler to ensure that it is to scale on the computer file then you can save it as a pdf which will save these settings and print it off.

of course as mentioned it does mean you have to have your printer set up correctly! all in all tricky (and not necessarily cheap!)
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Post by Narrow Minded » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Here ya go.


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Re: 16mm Scale Rule

Post by FWLR » Thu May 31, 2018 10:50 am

Just seen this thread and it is still gone straight over my head……… :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: 16mm Scale Rule

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 pm

Looks like handbags at dawn over a scale ruler. Can't see the fascination with a ruler that has fooot indicators every 16mm...pretty basic if you are trying to scratch build something. Personally I would mark a steel ruler up if I wanted one.

Still confused Rod?

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Re: 16mm Scale Rule

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:07 am

Errrrm think I may have it Derek….. :thumbright: Taking some time though to compute…. :lol: :lol: :lol
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Re: 16mm Scale Rule

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:46 am

When N gauge modelling it would be having a ruler with 1 2 3 4 Etc at 2mm spacing, for oo gauge at 4mm spacing...I've done the computing for you :D

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Re: 16mm Scale Rule

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:00 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:46 am
When N gauge modelling it would be having a ruler with 1 2 3 4 Etc at 2mm spacing, for oo gauge at 4mm spacing...I've done the computing for you :D
Thanks mate :thumbright: All understood now…. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright
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