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Title: Scale Converter
Post by: David 48 on February 20, 2012, 01:21:56 PM
I found this it might be of help http://jbwid.com (http://jbwid.com) I am not sure how to post links so it might not work  .This is the website http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm. O how I wish i was computer savey .
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: thunderchild on February 24, 2012, 08:32:30 AM
Good Day All/David

This is the one I use for resizing drawings.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2003/05/stuff_eng_tech_scaling_drawings.htm

Richard
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: Henry70x on April 08, 2016, 01:59:10 PM
A site I have found www.scalemodelersworld.com very easy to use
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: mrlownotes on April 08, 2016, 05:19:46 PM
If you have an Android smart phone then the app "Model Scale Calculator" is very useful. Available on Google Playstore.
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: Buccaneer on April 09, 2016, 06:29:33 PM
I find my O-Level Maths (1964 version) works quite well.
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: derekwarner on April 10, 2016, 01:23:52 AM
Was only a year behind you Buccaneer.............no slide rules, calculators weren't commercially available....just simple trig tables like the Romans used  O0........ Derek

extract from WIKI....

Early trigonometry
The ancient Egyptians and Babylonians had known of theorems on the ratios of the sides of similar triangles for many centuries. However, as pre-Hellenic societies lacked the concept of an angle measure, they were limited to studying the sides of triangles instead
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 10, 2016, 10:38:23 AM
Yassou Derek,
Sounds a bit Greek to me.
We were allowed to buy and use a calculator for study and exams when I attend Queensland Institute of Technology.
Calculator a Sharp, was the only one approved, just did main functions and cost $350.00 back in 1975. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

They now give them away for couple bucks <*< <*< <*<
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: derekwarner on April 10, 2016, 11:23:57 AM
Yes  RAAArtyGunner, the status for 1975 is understood, however Bucaneer was talking 1964 & my experience 1965   O0 .... Derek
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: Buccaneer on April 11, 2016, 08:56:49 PM
Hello Derek,

Yes it was Trig Tables only up to O level. When we moved to the sixth Form and started A level Maths we were allowed to have a Slide Rule. Mine came from WH Smiths in a plastic case. This didn't last long so I made a leather one from Mum's old handbag. Slide Rule and case still reside at the back of my desk drawer. 52 years old in September and all the moving parts still work!

John
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: Henry70x on April 11, 2016, 10:06:32 PM
Calculater! You never had it so good, on the odd days I went to "school" we had an Abacus "that's beads on a frame" :-))  ha ha
Title: Re: Scale Converter
Post by: Norseman on April 12, 2016, 03:33:45 PM
A frame! You had a frame!
Oh the luxury of it  :o