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cwmitch

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Plan enlargement?
« on: September 16, 2009, 08:19:59 PM »

Hi all I have a set of plans at 1/384th scale and want to enlarge them
to 1/128th scale has anyone any idea how much I need to enlarge the
originals by? Say it in small non technical words please!!!!!



Cheers Colin..
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Re: Plan enlargement?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 08:45:05 PM »

Colin, go to a copier shop that does large plans etc and ask them to copy your 1/384 at 300% enlargement. This will result in a 1/128 scale plan.

I use this little program to work out the steps needed.



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cwmitch

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Re: Plan enlargement?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 09:31:26 PM »

Cheers Mike.



Colin..
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Re: Plan enlargement?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 09:50:36 PM »

cwmitch,
Somewhere on the plan either draw or stick on a suitable square, ie 1"" or 10mm Square.
Some photocopying will pull the paper roll which will stretch the copy.
This little check will give you the check needed to ensure this doesn't happen.
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Re: Plan enlargement?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 09:13:55 AM »

Gribeauval

Nice little resizer and it works as I had done some sums earlier on and it proved them.

cwmitch

I will try your idea as I don't want that to happen to the only plan I have.

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