Re: E-Mail from our E-Steamed Member Pete Baker
- Good morning,
a scale of the finished product in a CAD design isn't a big issue.
Everything is drawn 1:1. From tha model you can create drawings of
any scale. The computer does all the scaling for the drawing.
If I draw the North River at 150' in CAD the drawings outputted will
be scaled to fit the drawing sheet. the dimensions will reflect the
Let say I want to build a finished scale model that is 15' long. I
copy my original file for the 150' model and rename. I then tell the
computer to take the 150' model and divide by 10. The new file now
has a 15' model. The drawings outputted will be scaled to fit the
drawing sheet. the dimensions will reflect the 15' model.
I can likewise do the same for my 3/8" = 1' scale model. I think
that you are looking at 3/8 scale as 3/8 x 150'. See the modelers
scale sheet under files.
--- In email@example.com, Frank McNeill
> Mea Culpa Father, Go my son and sin no more or much
> I'm in total agreement with the Rumsey folks. I did
> mechanical design and drafting of the old fashioned
> kind done on a drawing board and can testify that 3/8
> is a bitchy scale to work with. As for the first
> image, that truss over the engine and boiler looks
> like something a second boat would have, based on
> experience with a first boat that broke in half. old
> --- northriver07 <georgeyyy@...> wrote:
> > RE: "another senior moment perhaps"?
> > Definitely not!!
> > The 30'boat with a 10 hp referred to the boat that
> > Cathy and I
> > spent yesterday afternoon on. The 23' boat with a 5
> > HP engine is
> > Carl's boat shown in the pictures. The engine shown
> > with Carl is one
> > of his design and manufacture. He made most of his
> > own castings and
> > all of the machining and assembly.
> > I just received e-mail from the West Virginia folks.
> > On the drive
> > back to WV they brainstormed the North River
> > Project. From their
> > experiences with the Rumsey boat replica they are
> > recommending that
> > perhaps a half scale replica of Fulton's 1803 Paris
> > boat would be a
> > more practical project... a marriage of reality and
> > a dream!
> > The 1st image in the North River folder is perhaps a
> > model a
> > Fulton's second Paris design. The 22nd photo is of
> > Fulton's sketches
> > for that boat. I'm working on getting copies of the
> > drawing from
> > England and Paris. Museum curators are very willing
> > to help.
> > More later,
> > Pete
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