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Where can I get a 1/150 scale rule


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If there is a rule on the track planning template it would be metric (mm). I use Japanese metal rulers from HS for most of my planning and stickers.

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Really close is 2mm equals 1' scale (w/in 2%).

 

You can print one out here

 

https://printable-ruler.net/scale-rulers/

 

http://www.blocklayer.com/scale-rule.aspx

 

Or buy one

 

WARNING THIS ONE DOES NOT HAVE 1/150 ON IT!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300mm-1-150-1-200-1-250-Triangular-Metric-Scale-Ruler-For-Engineer-Multicolor-/201601156917?hash=item2ef05d8735:g:TicAAOSwyjBW8J~J

 

Jeff

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Just a warning - I ordered the ruler on eBay as it seemed like a good deal, and it would have been - if the listing was accurate!

 

The ruler they sent is very nice, but it does NOT have a 1:150 scale as they claim it does.

 

It has 100, 200, 250, 300, 400, and 500 - but no 150 !

 

I told them I wanted a ruler that does have 1:150 ASAP, or I'll tell eBay their listing is false. We'll see what happens.

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I just got mine yesterday and same thing! Bummer, but they refunded my money when I contacted them.

 

Jeff

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Well, I decided to first see if they can correct the situation - which I tend to doubt.

 

They must have written the listing using Chinese ratios ;-)

 

Still hard to comprehend getting that wrong?

 

Oh, the irony of it - the missing scale is the only one I cared about!

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Three sheep design has a small one in m and ft for 300¥. Sadly currently back ordered. I got one and it’s nice but being just etched metal it’s a bit hard to read. I many try some contrast paint in the etched bits.

 

jeff

 

 

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1 hour ago, cteno4 said:

Three sheep design has a small one in m and ft for 300¥. Sadly currently back ordered. I got one and it’s nice but being just etched metal it’s a bit hard to read. I many try some contrast paint in the etched bits.

 

jeff

 

 

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That sounds like a job for a gundam marker pen

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Actually probably too fine of etched grooves for them except for the paint markers. I was just going to try some enamel paint to see if any would work and do the printers plate thing of just burnishing the paint into the etched areas and clean off the surface. 

 

With the fine paint marker marker I could do the half marks a different color though! 

 

Jeff

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Be careful, I think the multicolor one is incorrectly stated as having 1:150. The silver one does have it, GREAT find!

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Only problem is they are metric, not English. Sadly pretty hard to get an English 1/150 scale. Few printable ones but most are metric.

 

2mm to the foot is pretty close.

 

jeff

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maihama eki

A photo of all of my n scale rulers.  Sadly, I thought I may have even more different ones, but today I could only lay my hands on these 3.

 

The one in the front - stainless steel, is a the very common (in the U.S.) General model railroad ruler.  It has several scales - "N GAGE"1/160 is on the back - in English units (feet).  It is readily available online from many places.  I think some others sell a very similar one with their name on it.

 

The one in the middle is an architect's scale from Bocianelli.  It has a variety of scales including 1:150 - in Metric (meters).  It was on Amazon ... but maybe no longer

https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Metric-Triangular-Aluminium-Metal/dp/B00C67VD4C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 

 

The one in the back is from Modemo.  It has both 1/150 and 1/160 - in Metric (meters).  Hobby Search https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10213586 

 

 

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Szdfan

Are there any 1:150 scale rulers out there? If not, what do you use or how do you calculate dimensions?

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gavino200

There are a lot out there marked in N-scale feet/inches . I don't see any that are metric, which I would prefer. 

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Szdfan
19 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

There are a lot out there marked in N-scale feet/inches . I don't see any that are metric, which I would prefer. 

But that’s 1:160 n scale, right?

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gavino200

Oops. Yeah. Sorry. Why 1:150? Just curious. 

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roadstar_na6

Just print your own and glue it on a piece of metal/wood/cardboard

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bill937ca
29 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

Oops. Yeah. Sorry. Why 1:150? Just curious. 

Really?  Almost all Japanese N Gauge is 1/150. Only Shinkansens are 1/160.

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gavino200
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1 hour ago, bill937ca said:

Really?  Almost all Japanese N Gauge is 1/150. Only Shinkansens are 1/160.

 

Thanks. I probably knew that at one stage. Personally the difference is too minimal for me to care about. But I get that it's very important to many people. 

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