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ranulf
2nd Mar 2016, 06:41 PM
My trusty C.T.T. scale rule has met an accident with a leaky bottle of rubbing alcohol :(

http://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=78837&d=1456961728

Obviously, I am now on the market for a replacement. I would just get another C.T.T... But if they still exist, I can find no trace of them unfortunately.

Since C.T.T. has apparently folded their tent, I am open to suggestions for a suitable replacement. I don't want a printed paper one. I liked how this one was flexible and transparent and I want those same features in my new scale rule. If the markings were thinner that would be a huge bonus too.

Any suggestions?

epumph
2nd Mar 2016, 07:03 PM
I have a metal one but it has O,HO and N (maybe some other scale too). I use it a lot except for cutting. Marked the N section with read marker.

Hucklebury
2nd Mar 2016, 08:48 PM
I have a metal one that is all N scale. Markings are a bit too bold for my liking though. A transparent one would be cool. I wonder what it would cost to have a few dozen printed up on a thin flexible material.... Hmmm

zosimas
2nd Mar 2016, 09:00 PM
I have a metal one but it has O,HO and N (maybe some other scale too). I use it a lot except for cutting. Marked the N section with read marker.

i have same or very similar. i like it, bought a century ago when i modeled HO

Realwally
3rd Mar 2016, 01:37 AM
Printed one off the web and glued it to a plastic ruler.

MetroRedLn
3rd Mar 2016, 01:50 AM
I'm quite sure some hobby shops have the CTT rulers as N.O.S.

ike8120
3rd Mar 2016, 05:23 AM
I posted this last month
http://www.printmini.com/printables/rulers/nrule.pdf

I printed on some glossy photo paper I had.

Jugtown Modeler
3rd Mar 2016, 07:52 AM
I posted this last month
http://www.printmini.com/printables/rulers/nrule.pdf
I printed on some glossy photo paper I had.

What if you printed on clear printer stock (acetate...?), designed for printers, then laminated...?
Think I have some clear inkjet stock....

epumph
3rd Mar 2016, 08:09 AM
here is a printable form our Downloads section

http://www.nscale.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=61

ike8120
3rd Mar 2016, 08:27 AM
What if you printed on clear printer stock (acetate...?), designed for printers, then laminated...?
Think I have some clear inkjet stock....
I guess you can print on anything your printer could handle.

jimbo.0455
3rd Mar 2016, 08:49 AM
I have the free one that I printed on clear transparency film, I printed a several on one sheet and they are holding up surprisingly well.

Carolina Northern
3rd Mar 2016, 05:10 PM
Mine's so old, I don't know where I got it or if you could get one like it.

I know I've abused it over the years and it keeps going.

78884

Don

MetroRedLn
4th Mar 2016, 12:00 AM
Careful though, some printers tend to skew dimensions a little bit. An inch on print might not always equal an actual inch, even when you specify it to be an inch.

ike8120
4th Mar 2016, 05:22 AM
This company has the metal ruler http://www.ehobbytools.com/contents/en-us/d2.html

jimbo.0455
4th Mar 2016, 09:06 AM
After printing I was able to confirm the scale using a club members scale rule, so in my case I was good to go.

ranulf
4th Mar 2016, 01:25 PM
If you don't have a scale rule to check against, you can check it to a regular ruler. 10 N scale feet is 3/4". So 10' should match 3/4", 20' should match up with 1-1/2" and so on.

I actually think I found an equivalent to my old CTT. I'm going to give it a try, anyway:

http://www.propblur.com/scale-rulers.html

There are no 12" N scale rules listed on ebay, but I sent the guy a message through his website and he emailed back promptly saying they are definitely still available. I could just paypal him and he'd sell it to me direct.

There is a 24.5" N scale ruler on ebay I considered, but that would likely be awkward to use for a lot of stuff.

Just like most tools, we like what we like.

mrodtoo
4th Mar 2016, 08:51 PM
I would like to see a good quality ruler available on the NSN merchandise store. :slap-head: Hey.... That's an idea . :slap-head: