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Author Topic: Printable OO/HO/N Scale Rulers  (Read 109 times)
Len

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« on: October 16, 2018, 10:38:03 AM »

As a courtesy, Metcalfe Models provides a sheet with OO, HO, and N scale rulers that can be glued to cardstock, or thin styrene, for use when model building on their web site:

https://www.metcalfemodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Scale_Rulers.pdf

They are intended for printing on A4 size paper (210297mm/8.2711.69in), which is available on Amazon if you can't find it locally. In a pinch you can print them on regular 8.50x11.0in letter size paper. Just be sure your PDF viewer and printer are set to 100%, not "Scale to Fit".

What I like about these is it's very easy to make multiple rulers so you can make measurement notes about specific buildings and structures directly on the ruler itself, e.g., tick marks a certain distance apart with a note "Window spacing" for a factory wall. I have one set I rubber cemented to some old steel rules for drawing straight lines and as cutting guides.

Almost forgot to mention, if you reduce the print size to 73% the HO ruler will become a TT scale (1:120) ruler, and the N ruler will become a Z scale (1:220) ruler. Just be sure to mark them so you know what they are.

I hope you find them useful.

Len
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 11:21:00 AM »

Those are a good idea. It would be a help if they put a regular inch scale along the opposite side of it. Not flip it over, but next to it.
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Len

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 11:46:22 AM »

You could always cut the scale rule down so the inch marks of a cheap plastic, or steel, rule are exposed when you glue the scale rule to it. Something like this, available at Wally-Mart and other retailers, should work:


You could leave either the inch or metric side exposed, depending on your preference.

Len
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 01:23:24 PM »

Len - That's a really good idea. Smiley
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