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Tommatthews
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  6:58:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I am looking for a ruler the reads 1/8 scale. I would like it to read up to 18 scale feet. I would like no other scales shown so I don't misread it.

Does anyone know where I might find this idiot proof ruler?
Tom M.

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  7:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about an architect's triangular ruler? Although I can't guarantee the idiot proof part. Why not make your own?

Jim



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jbvb
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  7:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I saw a company at the Fine Scale Expo and some earlier show (maybe Amherst at the Eastern States) who sold dozens of different scale rulers printed on cardboard etc. A simple search doesn't find them, but I recall them spamming president of the Hub Div. so if I saved it I'll follow up.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  7:49:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a collection of rulers. I never saw one with just 8ths. But Pec and Mayouto rulers make very nice rulers with 4 scales. here is a pix.

The 1/8th scale is very easy to read. You could black out the other scale with a marker, to avoid any confusion'...



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ted :<)

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Geezer
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  8:21:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not only what Ted says, Tom -
The 1/8 = 1 foot
1/16 = 6 inches
and the 1/32 scale would = 3inches.
I think that or the drafting ruler is the best bet....JMPO.



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  8:30:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks ... I'll give pec tools a look.

Tom M.

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Carrie Creek
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  8:55:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, are you asking for a 1:8 scale ruler or 1/8"=1'-0" scale? A 1:8 is the same as 1 1/2"=1'-0" or 1/8"= 1inch.

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 06/14/2016 :  11:57:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I found what I am looking for:

http://www.geionline.com/rulers/scale-modelers-rulers/0400m/

1:8 is the same as 1 1/2"=1'-0" or 1/8"= 1 inch

Yes I should have said I am building in 1:8 scale.

Thanks


Tom M.

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  7:28:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are nice rulers. Same as engineers/architecture but not in triangle form.
I never quite understood the triangle. Think I'll order one of these, as I really like the design...

BTW Tom, what are you building in 1/8 scale?





ted :<)

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 06/22/2016 :  12:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ted,

Sorry not to get back to you. My truck was stolen last Wednesday and burned to the ground. I have been busy with insurance and looking for a replacement.

I am looking at building a "hitch wagon", think horse and wagon and a some sort of railroad rolling stock. Haven't decided on the RR project yet. Not a big hurry as these will be winter projects.

The scale looks good but I didn't order it as their shipping/ handling charges to Canada were more than the cost of the ruler.


Tom M.

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/22/2016 :  4:31:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear about your truck'..Crazy times we live in theses day's. Shipping is ridiculous to Canada. There are things I don;' order as the shipping coast as much as the item or more'...
so you're not alone'..Good luck with finding new truck'..




ted :<)

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Nelson458
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Posted - 09/02/2016 :  04:59:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear about yourtruck Tom, that's a bummer.

But I am glad you started this thread. I got to looking at rulers now, and found one by iGauging that has some definite possibilities. May not fit your criteria, but maybe mine. I went to Amazon for a look at what they had available and the one with the solid hook on the end will help me measure and cut stripwood with ease, as I often put rule to paper, add a block on the end, and place some stripwood against it to measure some lengths. This already has the end 'block' attached. I think I'll get it.



Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 09/09/2016 :  2:14:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,

Two weeks ago I found one that meets my needs at Lee Valley Tools. I have put it to great use on my 1:8 scale heavy farm wagon build.


Tom M.

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