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deemery
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Posted - 02/14/2008 :  8:43:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go here: http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/lite/

Set paper size to 8 1/2 x 11.

Set grid size to .35 CM (not IN)

Set number of squares to 120 x 160

Then hit the 'download' button, and you have a PDF file for 1' square HO scale grid paper...

No connection to this site, saw the link tonight on another website.

By the way, printing this out is a good way to test how well your printer is in 'precision alignment'. You'll want to put a scale ruler on both vertical and horizontal dimensions to make sure the printer did print them exactly square all the way up and down the page.

dave

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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/14/2008 :  8:47:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, should be helpful in designing structures/walls etc, definately speed up the drafting/mockup process.

Karl.A



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/14/2008 :  9:05:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was realy a good find. I can use that. Thanks. It's just to good to be free!!!

Louis
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JohnJ
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Posted - 02/14/2008 :  9:47:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave: Thanks. It is great to find something I use all the time for free.

John Johnson
"I'm right 98% of the time. Who cares about the other 3%."

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Hume Lumber Co
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  01:02:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hume Lumber Co's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Interesting!

I don't know if I will use it, but it is fun.

Thanks!



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Old Fogy
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  07:26:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Dave, for sharing your find. Sites such as this can always be beneficial and helpful to modelers.

ďA coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once." --
Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar

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scooter
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  2:09:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, thanks for shareing, Joe


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rlennox
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  2:57:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Thanks for the link. It certainly will help laying out floor plans and walls. Probably save me several hours this year alone.



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slimjerkins
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  3:18:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think there's a thread here somewhere that describes how to do something similar by setting the cells in a blank Excel file to an HO scale foot.

-slim



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Gene
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  11:08:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave,
Great find..have bookmarked. Will come in handy for doodling layout plans.



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Dennis McCarthy
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Posted - 02/15/2008 :  11:56:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slim wrote: "I think there's a thread here somewhere that describes how to do something similar by setting the cells in a blank Excel file to an HO scale foot. "

It's by Marken, here's the link:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11853

Great info on making signs too.

By the way the Numbers spreadsheet on a Mac allows setting cell sizes in inches or centimeters. Very handy.

Dennis



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nhguy
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Posted - 02/16/2008 :  1:05:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave. Useful tool.

Bill Shanaman
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jeffshultz
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  7:30:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit jeffshultz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet. Very nice.

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jwalach
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Posted - 09/08/2010 :  8:17:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I came across this thread from a google search.
Just what I was looking for, Thanks Dave!

John



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BBLmber
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Posted - 09/08/2010 :  9:44:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, for use O scalers what comes up as the defult is 1/4" squares.

Mark


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eTraxx
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Posted - 09/08/2010 :  10:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit eTraxx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BBLmber

Thanks Dave, for use O scalers what comes up as the defult is 1/4" squares.

Mark



the .35 CM is calculated like this ..

1 HO foot = 12/87.1
that equals .1377"
.1377" = .349757... CM

sooo ..

1 O foot = 12/48
that equals 0.25"
0.25" = .635 CM

to figure the number of squares .. divide the paper size .. 8.5"x11" by your scale foot .. for O that will be 0.25" .. so it will be 34 across and 44 down.



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