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TwoHands

Posted - 2008 September 25 :  6:56:03 PM  Show Profile
If I borrowed somebody's HO scale ruler and LOST IT --I would replace it with a nice metal one.. FAST, so he can get our other friends birthday present done! J



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Originally posted by Luther Brefo

Metal scale rules can be order online...You're all already on the internet. Use it!

9 MPG is a whole other story. I get about 32 MPG. but then again I don't drive a truck, except at work but even that the F350(Diesel) gets much better than 9.

Here are some metal scale rulers.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/285-1251

or

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/230-711

I have the MASCOT one myself. It's wonderful. Simply throw onto your next order from Walthers.



What horn?

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dh34

Posted - 2008 September 25 :  8:18:13 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for sharing the link Michael.

Like many here, I normally use metal scale rules for projects and as a cutting guide, and they are worth the money. However I do use paper ones like these for specific applications like curves, angles or in occasions where I expect the scale to be damaged or destroyed, such as templates. Nothing wrong with using either type. I think they both have applications. Your needs and preference, your choice.

I completely understand the $ issue. I'm two and a half hours from the nearest decent hobby shop and have a 3/4 ton diesel. It's mailed or waits for a trip to the big city to be bought.

Dan



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CSX3305

Posted - 2008 September 26 :  04:42:49 AM  Show Profile
I'll keep using the Stainless Steel ruler I have, thanks. But I can see where a paper rule might come in handy when trying to locate drilling points on tanks, silos, kitbashed tank cars, etc.







Top Five prototypes I'd like to have in HO scale:
1. GP40-2 phase 2c with and without nose headlight, preferably in Master or Genesis format
2. Pullman 3000 cu ft. 2-bay 100-ton cement hopper (Family Lines, CSX,SOU,NS) (Come on, Blaine!! You can do it!)
3. Raceland-built 52'6" Chessie gons
4. Late-phase GP40 in Chessie in Master or Genesis format
5. U36B and/or U33B, preferably in Master format


"I'd rather have razor blades shoved under my fingernails than see one more thread about the economics and marketplace theory of model railroading."

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