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Old 02-21-2008, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's a "Scale Model Sheet"

I'm guessing this is a book of plans, but I'm not familiar with the concept, as it was published before my time.



Anyone shed any light on these 'scale model sheets' ?¬* [P.S. the item is available/part of an auction: www.bidville.com/browse/]
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pete I think you are on the right lines. At one time over here in the early days we used to be able to buy plans of loco's and rolling stock. They came as a blueprint in sheet form. I think that is what you are looking at there.
I still have some old Skinley Blueprints around some place.
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Hi Rod,

I don't think that this is a Skinley or similar blue-print, but it is obviously a collectors item.

Close inspection of the label on the box suggests it to be two models (possibly of card) as shewn by the pictures on the label which was produced for the Locomotive Publishing Co. by the London & North Eastern Railway as part of their Centenary (1825-1925) Celebrations.¬*¬*

A paragraph (not easily read) on the box states:

"These models are designed to be made with the aid of a pair of scissors, straight edge, pocket knife and thin glue."

It will be interesting to see what the auction realises for them.
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Cheers Allan, I've learned something new too.
I must admit, I couldn't read the line you refered to in your reply[img]/Providers/HtmlEditorProviders/Fck/FCKeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/shades_smile.gif[/img]
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..nor me. I even tried photoshopping it to read that line!¬*

How big do we think it is?¬* Roughly 1/64th?

The auction closes in a couple of days, and the 'price' is only $1. Should I buy it?
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Rod,

My eyes are old and tired so it wasn't easy[img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]¬* I used the increase text facility (I use Firefox) and a magnifying glass and was just able to decipher it..

By the way I haven't heard mention of Skinley for donkeys years.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I can read it just as it appears on the screen, and I'm an old fart.

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Yes Terry, but you have special skills that have been honed over many years ay
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Sounds like paper models to me. I started doing paper models in the early 70s. Found this really neat toy store in Monterey, CA that sold paper models of german castles. they were printed on this great heavy paper, not a glossy finish, so the slightly porous material absorbed some of the white glue, making a very strong bond. I recently found some of them a few years ago. Just as much fun now as they were 30 yrs ago. A tip should you get it. Don't use sissors. I cut everything on a cutting board, using a metal straightedge, and went through many #11 X-acto blades...¬*

Keep us posted Pete, since I'm not gonna bid against you.¬* Heck, I got rolling stock #7 from you...¬* An old MTH UP caboose was delivered yesterday, making #8.¬* How many of you guys can still count all your train cars on two hands? [img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif[/img]
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It's also easier to read once you already know what it says.
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