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macart52

Member Since 08 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 07 2014 05:09 AM
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Scale Calculator

08 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

I was stumbling around Google one day trying to find something that would tell me scales and come across this. I thought i'd share this with the group. I think this the greatest invention since the wheel LOL

 You have to have Java to make it work. Best of all, you can put it right on your desktop. It's a little confusing at times though. Just follow the directions and it will give excellent results. I'm trying to find a pocket scale calculator, but nothing yet.

 

 

http://www.printmini.com/calc.html


Model "B" Ford

21 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Ok, so the year is around 1961 (shows my age) and my mother got sick and landed in the hospital and at that time, kids was not allowed to go in any room. So my dad bought me a model car, to keep me busy in the back seat while he went in to see my mom. I think it was a "B" roadster. 

 So here's where I need some help from the older crowd here. This model was so cool. I'm thinkin it had a flatty which was split in two. Now inside the flatty halves was fitted for a double shafted electric motor. As the block went together, there was a shaft sticking out of both ends. The front shaft had the balance wheel mounted on it hence turned the fan and generator with a small rubber band. The back shaft turned the tranny and rear differentral, that turned the back wheels. I remember very well that there were two red hollow pieces of plastic tubes connecting a metal rod for a driveshaft, coming out of the tranny and into the diff. Of course I never got it all together as don't forget, it was in the back seat of the car and a lot of the parts were lost.LOL

 

 Now here's my question. Does anyone remember this model? What scale and what company made it? Or was I dreamin. LOL

 

Thanx

Doug