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hobo9
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 02:53 AM UTC
Hi,
Guy's I need some help here. Haven't done this since H/S.
O.K., my book illustrations measure 5 15/16, or 14.7cm, the real thing measures out at 32' 10", using 25.4 as a divider, that comes to 10007.6. I need a copy in 1/48 and 1/32. I feel silly to ask this question but appreciate any help from the forum.
TIA,
P.N.
Merlin
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 03:23 AM UTC
Chuck - this sounds like a perfect candidate for your multi-function thingamy-do-da (Merlin-factor LOL!) calculator!

All the best

Rowan
CRS
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 04:05 AM UTC
Your drawing is approx 1:68th scale actually 1/68.7248571428571

For 1:48 multiply the drawing measurementsby 1.4318

For 1:32 multiply drawing measurements by 2.1477

Now all I need is a way to distrubute the multi-function thingamy-do-da (Merlin-factor LOL!) calculator!
WingTzun
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 05:18 AM UTC
Chuck the multi-function thingamy-do-da (Merlin-factor LOL!) calculator is beautiful. Where can I/We get one?
Merlin
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#017
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 05:30 AM UTC
I always knew you had a hit on your hands with that gizmo Chuck!

All the best

Rowan

PS - I think you need to shorten the name though... LOL!
hobo9
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thank you very much for your help!
Regards,
Peter.
Razorback51
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 06:03 AM UTC
I have a great little program for the pc its a scale converter i use it ALL the time i dont know what i would do without it anybody who is interested in it just PM me and im sure i can send it to you in a email its well worth haveing !