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wwalker47

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This is the 1932 Fire Engine No 36.

I did this one before at full scale and now I’ve done it in half scale.

The half scale was a challenge because the parts were so little but if came out quite good.

The good thing about doing the plans half scale is you can use a lot of scrape wood.

Thanks for lookin’.
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Bill,

very nice.

Downsizing to half scale, did you do that via a computerprogram or just divided all the measurements by 2?



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Peter-

Making a pattern half size, it's quite simple, you will need to change the custom scale to 50% in the print form of the PDF. Click anywhere on the print form.  Choose the pages you want to print and click on the print button. (See below).

All pages will be half size (50%). And Bob’s your uncle.

Some times you will need to divide some dimensions, but not often. 

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This is wonderful stuff, Peter. It came out just beautiful and I LOVE the scale of it. Well done!
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G'Day Peter,
Great job, I have a shelf full of off cuts and often modify Plans to suit, I have never thought about down sizing The plan on the printer.
Great Idea that will open a whole new line of plans that will have very little cost Timber wise.
Thank you for sharing the idea.

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Actually, folks, I did the project.

-Bill

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Hi Wwalker47
Project looks great, interesting that you reduced the scale on the printer.
I built the Jeep Wrangler but blew it up to A 3 on the printer and it worked a treat.
Have made two in the larger scale and one on the original scale, works great
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So sorry Bill. I need to read more closely. I just got so excited over the mini fire truck that I guess I went into shock!
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And thanks for the downsizing toy plans on your printer tips. I had never thought of that.
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Originally Posted by wwalker47
Actually, folks, I did the project.

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All the credits to you, indeed and chapeau for the build Bill, to much fame for me.

thanks a lot for the downsize tip [kiss] 



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That was the first toy I built,great project. See my avatar.
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Thanks to all. I do enjoy building these toys in half scale. I just might rebuild my full scale to half scale.

By the way, Peter, when you do print out the plans at 50% you can measure the 3" printer scale and it will measure 1-1/2".


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Great job and great tips!
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Great work ,love it.[thumb]
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If you are buying you wheels, downsize to fit the available wheel sizes. 

For most of my work, I find that converting the bit maps to SVG and using Inkscape works so much better that I routinely convert every pattern to SVG whether I intend to resize it or not.  Printing from SVG file produces sharp, precise lines at any size. No jaggies.

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