Arseny's layout

Trouble with the units

Postby CN-TT » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:02 pm

"Imperial units *are* simple!" ???

It may be simple but it's complicated too!!! For example, I have a wire with a specific "AWG" which is usually a simple number. So if I have to drill a hole for this wire and I need a new drill bit for this, I simply can't go to the store and buy a drill bit with the same number. Drill bits have their own system. I always need a conversion table.
Where I'm from, a millimeter is a millimeter is a millimeter!

Usually, I go shopping with my caliper. If there is an easier way, please please let me know!!! :think:
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Marquette » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:09 am

Where I'm from, an inch is an inch is an inch!

What they designate drill bits as has nothing to do with the system of measures and is just... I dunno why they do that and not do it like with spanners and other tools. I have a 7/8" bolt I need a 7/8" wrench. Simple. :)
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Arseny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:25 am

Ok, ok, I can measure beer in pintas, but I am not ready to measure fuel consumption in "miles per gallon" instead of "litres for 100 km" :smile:

Let's return to layouts...
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Arseny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:26 am

Laying cork...

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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Marquette » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:41 am

Arseny wrote:Ok, ok, I can measure beer in pintas, but I am not ready to measure fuel consumption in "miles per gallon" instead of "litres for 100 km" :smile:


Actually, there's an amusing anecdote to do with this. Canada never completely switched over to Metric (and in fact schools have started teaching some Imperial units again, because everyone still uses them), so it's a big mix. You buy gasoline in litres, but car adverts will often tell you miles per gallon... but be careful! The same car has a different MPG rating in Canada than in the US! That's because even though gasoline must be sold in litres now, for calculating MPG Canada still uses Imperial gallons... :D

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Yes, let's! Your making good progress there!
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby LVG1 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:23 pm

Marquette wrote:
By the way:
I know, old European "Horse Power" is different from North American "Horse Power".
One European "Horse Power" was 735.5 Watt.
But how much is one North American "Horse Power"? :?:


745.6 W


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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby gaborden » Sat May 24, 2014 12:56 pm

Hey there Arseny & crew - the layout looks great.
I just received an order of track from DnS TTrack and will be building a small Inglenook shunting puzzle demo layout.
My efforts to build the Virginian in HO are about to restart and I am excited to follow Arseny's progress.
Also received an SP SW1200 and a package of SP box cars that are fantastic. Now struggling with what type of couplers to use... N-scale Micro Trains or the Kadee HOn3 series. Any experience to share?
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Marquette » Sat May 24, 2014 1:04 pm

gaborden wrote:Now struggling with what type of couplers to use... N-scale Micro Trains or the Kadee HOn3 series. Any experience to share?


For my part I find the difference functionally absolutely minimal, and so because of that I prefer the Micro Trains couplers because they're so very close to scale size in TT.
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby Arseny » Sat May 24, 2014 1:39 pm

gaborden wrote:Hey there Arseny & crew - the layout looks great.
I just received an order of track from DnS TTrack and will be building a small Inglenook shunting puzzle demo layout.


Are DnS TT still in business? What is your opinion about their raile?

gaborden wrote: Now struggling with what type of couplers to use... N-scale Micro Trains or the Kadee HOn3 series. Any experience to share?


As for me, Micro trains looks better, but Kadee works a little bit better.
But they are compatible, so you can use both.
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Re: Arseny's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Sat May 24, 2014 9:45 pm

I've used Kadees up until recently. I'm now switching over to Micro Trains as they are more prototypical in size.
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