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Stavros

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Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« on: August 03, 2007, 06:29:55 PM »

Right you clever lot out there,if I get a tug plan which at the present is 1/30th which gives a hull size of 770mm and up the hull size to 1145mm which is one and a half times the original size,what scale would the tug end up cheers Stavros
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 06:54:12 PM »

What I did is multiply 770 by 30, then divide the answer by 1145 gives you near as damn it 20,
so my answer is 1/20 th   ???
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 07:03:21 PM »

Sounds dammed logical to me but as I am not a logical person(Robert carefull !!!!)but it sound good any other bright ideas Stavros
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 07:23:26 PM »

Near enough right, but your initial maths isn't! One-and-a-half times 770 is 1155, not 1145, which will give you exactly 1/20th.

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 08:38:08 PM »

As stated above it's 1/20th. Try this for size (pun intended):

1/30 x 3/2 (that's 1 and a half as a vulgar fraction) give 3/60 = 1/20.

this method will work for any variation although some results will be neater than others depending on the input.

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 02:44:20 PM »

Hi I agree, use fractions, it's much easier. I was just about to post the same, decimal may be easy for some things but give me fractions any day.
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 03:32:36 PM »

Gents, dont know if i am missing something here but, Stavros said
Right you clever lot out there,if I get a tug plan which at the present is 1/30th which gives a hull size of 770mm and up the hull size to 1145mm which is one and a half times the original size,what scale would the tug end up cheers Stavros"[/
Weeeel, 770 x 1.5(1 1/2)=1155. now i know that only makes 10mm difference, but it can make a difference. not being pedantic, just want to make sure my adled brain hasnt totally crapped out.
also, if the scale is 1/30th, wouldnt one and a half times bigger be 1/15th. Pleeese tell me where my thinking has gone wrong.
Confused
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007, 04:45:30 PM »

That will give a scale of 1:20,
Worked out like this: 30x770mm = 23100mm
23100/1145 = 20.17

hence scale is 1:20th.

It works for me anyway!

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimensions
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2007, 05:00:59 PM »

1:15 is twice as big as 1:30

30 divided by 2 = 15

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimensions
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007, 05:18:20 PM »

As stated above it's 1/20th. Try this for size (pun intended):

1/30 x 3/2 (that's 1 and a half as a vulgar fraction) give 3/60 = 1/20.

Doug

Doug your calculation should have read 30/1 x 2/3 = 60/3 = 20 therefore 1 : 20

Or maybe not
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 08:52:24 AM »

ooooooops, had a very bad day yesterday. single brain cell couldn't handle the simplest of tasks at work, obviously rolled over in to R&R time. realized walking home.
just practicing my senile dementia,
ta
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimensions
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 09:34:19 PM »

As stated above it's 1/20th. Try this for size (pun intended):

1/30 x 3/2 (that's 1 and a half as a vulgar fraction) give 3/60 = 1/20.

Doug

Doug your calculation should have read 30/1 x 2/3 = 60/3 = 20 therefore 1 : 20

Or maybe not

Dicky

It all depends whether you are going up or coming down ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 09:55:46 PM »

Right  ???
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007, 09:58:52 PM »

I was going to moderate this thread as I couldnt understand a thing  ;D ;D But on re reading its basic maths and I can actually see what is what !

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007, 10:06:58 PM »

Thank god somebody can  ::)
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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2007, 03:08:02 PM »

Try this for size !!!!!!!
http://www.sfmbc.net/scalecalc103.zip

Save a lot of hassle - works a treat  :)

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Re: Scale size when you up the plan dimentions
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2007, 03:14:45 PM »

That link deserves a permanent place in any FAQ section that might happen.
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