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leg1on Inactive Member19 Jun 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

Hi All,
I very much want one of the scale indicators shown here:


and here (top row of images):


I've tried to find it but, no joy.
Little help?

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2016 1:04 p.m. PST

Will a ruler not do the job?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2016 1:07 p.m. PST

I believe Fortress figures will know about that.

DyeHard19 Jun 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

I have some of those. I will look to see if they have a makers mark on them.

leg1on Inactive Member19 Jun 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

Thanks much, Bashytubits and DyeHard.

I see a Classic28 (TM) on it in the pics, but can't find that term anywhere else online.

I'll check into Fortress.

Oberlindes Sol LIC19 Jun 2016 3:52 p.m. PST

How do you know whether the scale indicator is properly calibrated? At least with a ruler, there is some government office in charge of weights and measures to whom a non-conforming device can be reported.

DyeHard20 Jun 2016 7:20 a.m. PST

So, the little stand-up scale is from Mississnewa Miniatures as seen here at TMP: TMP link
This is their listing: TMP link
But it is not clear if they are still in business.

To Glenn:
If we all used the same scale it would be accurate by definition. But you could just hold it up to another scale that you trusted to check it. I will do this and report the results later. The government office is NIST
It is part of the Department of Commerce and runs a very cool lab in Boulder CO, the home of the atomic clock.

leg1on Inactive Member20 Jun 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

Per Bashytubits' advice, I contacted Fortress. That worked.
Thanks for the help fellows.

DyeHard21 Jun 2016 8:22 a.m. PST

I just checked my Classic28(TM) scale from missminiatures against a "Government Scientific Source" ruler, and find it to be very accurate. I would guess to within +/- 0.2mm

leg1on Inactive Member23 Jun 2016 11:38 a.m. PST

Good to hear.

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