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JimmyB

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I assume these are for Aristo-Craft, if they are it surprises me they are metric as American companies mainly use imperial size threads.
 
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Rhinochugger

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I assume these are for Aristo-Craft, if they are it surprises me they are metric as American companies mainly use imperial size threads.
I suspect that Gordie is drilling his own :nod::nod::nod:

... but M2 does Aristo as well ;););)
 
Nodrog1826

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Yep...

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...drilling and tapping my own, but they appear to be the same size, pitch etc., the earlier photo was with a piece of old Aristo rail off cut.
 
Chris Vernell

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Aristo as you rightly state, is old school units....
Old school metric units ;)
The last time I stuck a rule on Aristo track, the "five foot" lengths were 1500 mm, the "one foot" 300 mm, etc.; similarly, the "two foot" radius is 600 mm (yes, LGB R1), the "five foot" radius (wot I use on my main line) is 1500 mm (or "10 foot" diameter = 3000 mm). Ditto USAT.
Not surprising, since it all comes/came out of China, shamelessly cribbed from the LGB geometry -- although Aristo had a broader range of curves.
 
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I think it was the Danes who first had a metric equivalent for a UK foot (as in yds, ft & ins) when measuring timber, as this metric rubbish was impractical.

And before anyone starts on centimetres, they are not an SI unit, so you're stuck with metres or millimetres, neither of which are practical units for construction :nerd::nerd::nerd:

So the Danes went back to feet :clap::clap:
 
Chris Vernell

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Hm I sometimes use my foot as a rule.
As a rule, I use my feet all the time. I tried walking on my cubits, but the elbows said it wasn't their job.
 
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As a rule, I use my feet all the time. I tried walking on my cubits, but the elbows said it wasn't their job.
I wonder if Noah had any drawings?
 
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There is a saying, What goes around, comes around", or something like that.

A while back, Nov 2016, post 270 on page 14, of this rubbish I post from time to time. I dressed my Gourmino coach, which resulted in an enquiry as to the source of the table items food etc..

As I had not used all of the items, and if they could be used by someone else, all I needed was the address to post to, the surplus was dispatched to pastures new.
Now fast forward to now ish, and a recent post in the daily chat that I was looking for two items, resulted in a return delivery of sorts arriving earlier this week.

Resulting in a change from this...

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...to this...

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Sometimes nice things happen to nice pepole matey
 
Nodrog1826

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Sometimes nice things happen to nice pepole matey
I hope you are not hinting that I am nice, there Mike...;)...don't want that getting out...:eek:
 
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