Jesse, Somebody with a digital camera will have to do the necessary at the Fosse ! 7½ ....now all I need is larger machinery, a larger workspace, lifting gear, oh, and a win on the lottery ! I am currently drawing the tender for a loco in Gauge 1 (10mm - 1ft) using a photocopy of a works drawing at 1½ inches to the foot. I did get the photocopy reduced by 50% to make it more manageable to spread out on the table, but found that many of the written dimensions were difficult to read. At 1½ inches to the foot, the drawing is spot on for 1:8, i.e. 7¼/7½.....and the bits and pieces look easier to accomplish in that size ! No, no, no....and yet?.... Meanwhile, there is a room to hoover and an apple crumble to scratchbuild at 12inches to the foot. Best wishes, Jem ----- Original Message ----- From: "JESSE LIVINGSTON" <fernj1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 12:06 AM Subject: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: Re: [modeleng] Re: 3½ versus 5 > Jem, > > I don't give a hoot what gauge you settle on for your own project, but I > sincerely hope that you or someone will make a bunch of photos at the > Midlands Exhibition. I always like to see what the rest of the world is > building even if it is "different looking" from what we see over here. > Maybe Alan will be there or post photos for us to drool over. > > BTW: Let us know what gauge you decide to build to. Here in the South, > there is mostly only 7-1/2" available. > > Jesse, the redneck Tennessean > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. > > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, > modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject > line. > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.